Conception of New Techniques and Equipment for the Production of Non- Electric Detonators
MRC CORP HUNT VALLEY MD
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A program was conducted to conceive new techniques and equipment for the production of non-electric detonators at the rate of 1200 per minute. An engineering study was conducted of the operations required for loading the M55 non-electric detonator and performed material response testing on the three explosives RDX, lead azide, NOL 130. A bench model rotary loading press, identical in design to a production machine, was designed and fabricated, and live loading runs were performed. Successful test runs were made with all three explosives. The ability to produce a uniform product in accordance with the M55 drawing requirements at the desired production rate was demonstrated.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Ammunition and Explosives