Towards the design of the OTS ceiling suspension unistruts of the XR-646 medical equipment

K. B. Mcanyana, D. V.V. Kallon, L. K. Tartibu

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The Ceiling Suspension Unistruts or Supporting Structure for the XR-646 X-ray Medical Equipment is developed and designed in order to support the Overhead Tube Support (OTS) of the XR-646 Medical Equipment. This design is developed based on the data obtained from both General Electric Healthcare (GEHC) Equipment Specification and based on the fieldwork research. The room configuration and the equipment specifications are derived from GEHC XR-646 Pre-installation Manual. The design layout, material selection, and comparison were done on Autodesk Inventor Simulation environment with all the stresses, deflection and moments thoroughly analyzed in order to select the suitable combination that will provide the necessary support for the OTS of the XR-646.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-215
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Sustainable Materials Processing and Manufacturing, SMPM 2019 - Sun City, South Africa
Duration: 8 Mar 201910 Mar 2019


  • Ceiling Suspension
  • GE Healthcare
  • OTS
  • X-ray
  • XR646

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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