Group MT0B-2 – MooTech™ – CattlePro™

Team Members

Louis Bollaerts, Elizabeth Campa, Patrik Raguz, Mahzen Babekir, Andrew Kaye, Andrew Montiegel, David Reyes


Render of developed solution

Photo of developed solution

SiMooLation Gators™ created a unit comprising of a digestion chamber and a base unit with precise temperature control. The lid of the vessel allows for continuous agitation, creating accurate and reproducible experimental conditions. The Si-Moo-Lator™ was designed with user experience at the forefront. Students working with the lab described the laborious amount of time used to clean the legacy unit after running experiments for days. This process would often take all day and required the complete disassembly of every individual component. SiMooLation Gators aimed to create a new unit with limited submerged components and materials selected with ease of cleaning in mind. For this purpose, the submerged heater in the legacy unit was removed and the use of external heating panels adhered to the outer walls of the vessel were integrated. Additionally, all designed parts were made with stainless steel due to its corrosion resistance, reliability and strength, and the ability to clean with simple soap and water. Where the legacy model contained a mixing assembly with screwed on, painted panels that required maintenance due to the fasteners corroding and the paint needing to be retouched, the Si-Moo-Lator features a sleek mixing design with zero fasteners or special finishes. What sets the Si-Moo-Lator apart from past, legacy models is the heating mechanic. By heating the vessel externally, the unit may be heated more uniformly, and the reliability of the heater selected reduces the chances of the heater failing mid-experimental period as the legacy model would.

Pitch Video

3D Interactive Product Model

The following is an interactive 3D model of the product design. You can view and rotate the product assembly in different orientations and views, including an exploded view to see the various parts that make up the assembly.