Universally Accessible Contact Cement ApplicatorBy Gong, Ian; Guo, Jing; Kotecki, Michael; Tainter, David; RESNA Annual Conference - 2010,
Publication Date: 2010
Paper describes the development of a device enabling employees with a wide range of disabilities at a nonprofit rehabilitation organization to apply contact cement to pieces of foam insulation for pipe joints. The organization provides training and supervision to employees who perform various tasks contracted by external companies. The Universally Accessible Contact Cement Applicator allows employees to swipe pieces of foam across a rotating roller to apply a thin, even layer of contact cement. The components of the device are a commercially available smooth paint roller, a glue tray made of high density polyethylene to withstand the solvents in both the cement and the lacquer thinner used for cleaning, an adjustable aluminum scraper attached to one side of the glue tray for removing excess cement, a steel rod axle with two D-profiled sections placed in the center of the roller, an aluminum D-profiled connector fitted with a clear protective plate, and a motor enclosed in a plastic electrical box. An LED switch attached to the box is used to turn the device on and off. Following its use for one month, employees stated a preference for the device over the old method of brushing on contact cement.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Web Site: http://www.resna.org )
Link to text: http://web.resna.org/library/conference_2010/SDC2010/GuoJ.html