Machinery/Automation/Robotics - 2016
The Dalles, Or
Apr 26, 2016
The IC Pump Station Anti-cavitation control unit works with a variable frequency drive (VFD) to end pump cavitation. Even if the pump intake is fully plugged! The IC Pump Station control unit “senses” cavitation and reduces the speed of the pump motor until the danger of cavitation has passed.
Installation is simple with only two one-time adjustments at start-up which takes about 10 minutes. When properly adjusted not only will the IC Pump Station control unit prevent cavitation but it can detect blocked filters on either the pump intake or discharge and reduce the pump motor ...
Jul 1, 2016
Engineers, OEMs and integrators have struggled for years with how to balance the cost of PLCs with their I/O needs, and Turck’s new ARGEE technology solves this challenge. ARGEE empowers manufacturers to add logic to compatible I/O devices without a PLC, driving down the cost per I/O point and increasing flexibility in control.
The ARGEE environment is accessible via an HTML5-compatible web browser, which eliminates the need for complex third-party software or licensing common with PLCs. Inside the ARGEE environment, the user can set condition and action statements that can be carried out by the I/O device. The application’s intuitive ...
Jul 2, 2016
The proposed design is to make contactless machinery parts to reduce wear and tear and also to create air lift in an efficient way.
In conventional helicopters huge wings create drop of pressure at the top and atmospheric pressure acting on small portion of the body lifts the body up creating a lift. This process consumes lot of energy making it a highly inefficient process.
The design proposed makes it simple just by using a cylinder and a ...
Jul 1, 2016
ATOM-1.0 Humanoid Robot Vision.
It is important in today’s modern age of technology to have pioneers push forward to reach greater achievements. The pioneer must have a vision, determination and not be easily discouraged by lack of project funding or criticism. Without great thinkers whose vision been before their time, where would our current technology stand.
Facing great challenges of pioneering new technologies can be a very painstaking process, not to mention the criticism that is usually part of what the imaginative pioneer must face from peers. One such pioneer is Dan Mathias, a Roboticist whose background ...
Humans are polluting our environment. One of the phenomena is throwing garbage here and there while travelling in public transport like buses and trains. When people travel in buses and trains they tend to throw plastic-paper waste (plastic wrappers, coffee cups) either in the vehicle or outside the window which causes problem for cleaners, and it makes the city/surroundings filthy. Dustbins are not mobile plus they have limited capacity.
The proposed design is a DUSTBIN SYSTEM which solves the above problems. It consists of mostly hollow pipe like structures. Dustbin inlets will be provided next to every passenger seat. ...
There's a delicate balance between innovation and efficiency. Remaining competitive in the market requires innovation i.e. new products and services; but efficient systems stem from consistency and minimal variation. Therefore inefficiency will remain inherent in any industry. But augmented reality systems mitigate the cost of innovation when implemented and provide unprecedented advances in work design.
MOST practices are highly subjective, time study data is plagued by observation error and bias, especially in processes with low cycle times. Retrieving data from workers is time intensive and requires meticulous observation and analysis by engineers that understand how to conduct a proper ...
The global population is growing at a compounding 1.3% rate. Society has begun to identify and work toward the need to maintain resource sustainability. A conglomeration of high school FIRST robotics teams will resolve these concerns with an automated renewable energy powered electric tractor, The Automated G. This solution will enable new agricultural production capabilities well suited to sub-Saharan Africa.
Innovation: The Automated G runs autonomously via an Arduino microcontroller, which can be activated at a click of a button. The conversion kit guides the tractor through a special form of GPS, called Real Time Kinematics (RTK). This ...
Jun 28, 2016
How does it work?
All vending machines consist of two major parts: electrical and mechanical. Initially the customer swipes his/her identity card containing their unique code. This card is scanned by the RFID reader; if it is accepted then the electrical interface consisting of 8051 microcontroller, regulator 7802 and 7812 etc. sends the signal to the motor controlling unit and the motor which is shafted to the power screw starts rotating. This rotating action moves the book holder near the suction cups placed at the top end. When the book approaches the suction cup the vacuum pressure actuates in ...
Jun 17, 2016
In a developing nation with a large population, the agricultural sector has its own importance in terms of revenue and food security. Modern methods of farming are not economically and technically feasible with small farms in the country side. The proposed economical product facilitates the farmer by providing automation in spraying the fertilizer on their crops in the farms, increasing the productivity with reducing the working time and effort of manual operation.
Silent features of automatic fertilizer sprayer:
• With the use of ultra-sonic sensor and battery operated pump, given system automatically starts spraying the fertilizers in crop/plants presence ...
Mar 14, 2016
Auto BMS is a smartphone based baggage management system to reduce loading/unloading time at a very last moment during departures and arrivals. Airports are technologically advanced but still baggage loading/unloading is done manually by handlers. This is a time consuming operation and in case if a passenger does not show up at a very last moment baggage has to be again located and unloaded. This causes domino effect. Whole airport operation gets delayed due to a single luggage.
This concept will help to save time and money of airlines by saving loading/unloading time. Only boarding passengers and their baggage ...