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Development of a Friction Drive Inclined Platform Lift

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65825
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
AG021335
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HANDI-CABINETS ETC., INC.
HANDI-CABINETS ETC., INC. BOX 155, 440 ELM ST KINDRED, ND 58051
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Development of a Friction Drive Inclined Platform Lift
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43AG021335-01A1
Award Amount: $103,883.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): A feasibility study for the development of a friction drive inclined platform lift will be conducted. The proposed approach will utilize a twenty-year old design that was never sold commercially due to cost ineffectiveness, and nonconformance to safety regulations. This project's main technical innovation will be to replace the major cost component of the twenty-year old lift, the steel rack and pinion drive, with a low cost friction drive. The friction drive is expected to cost close to one tenth that of the current rack and pinion drive for materials, machining, and installation. In addition, the lift is not currently designed to meet commercial safety regulations. In order to meet these regulations, several technical design changes will need to be made. The costs of each of these design changes will result in a final cost estimate that will be used to determine overall cost feasibility. These design changes, along with replacing the rack and pinion drive, will lead to an initial prototype design ready for phase two, Product Development and Testing.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce Hendrickson
7014289988

Business Contact:

Bruce Hendrickson
7014289988
Small Business Information at Submission:

HANDI-CABINETS ETC., INC.
HANDI-CABINETS ETC., INC. BOX 155, 440 ELM ST KINDRED, ND 58051

EIN/Tax ID: 450443271
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No