Industrial Design Engineering

Bachelor Assignment


Peters, S.I. (Sabine)

Closing two doors consecutively

At: Nauta Security Storage BV

The design that was created will be used on fire-resistant cabinets. These cabinets are used to safely store lithium-ion batteries. Because these cabinets have two doors that require a certain order of closing them (the left door must be closed before the right door can close), a new mechanism had to be designed. The designed mechanism has the following results: The right door can be used freely if the left door is kept shut. Once the left door is opened, the right door will be prevented from moving until the left door is fully closed. Then, the right door is released and will fall shut too. The doors are pulled open by the user, and the design will pull them shut again once they are released.

Exam date: 14-07-2021