Machinery/Automation/Robotics - 2016
Flamborough, East Yorkshire
Jun 6, 2016
Egor v.2 can track movement and respond to questions via a wireless keyboard. However, voice recognition can be implemented using Macs dictation and speech function in system preferences in-putted via the Xbox Kinect's internal quad mic set up. The robot uses an adapted version of the Eliza algorithmic framework (Siri derivative) to respond to participant questions, The 'script' is then out-putted to Apple scripts' voice modulator so it can be heard through the robot's internal speaker system.
The application of the project is as an interactive exhibit, but this project is highly adaptable and would be suited for museum ...
In an emergency, time is critical. Whether it is a fire, kidnapping, robbery or disaster Emergency Response teams need to be present in seconds and minutes can cost people their lives. On the other hand, if a firefighter or police officer doesn’t take time to assess the situation it can cost them their life along with others and make a challenging situation worse. That is why it is important to have not only back up but also a pre-response team, that’s where Emergency Response Drones (ERD) are critical.
When a fire across town during peak traffic hours keeps your emergency ...
Charleville Mezieres, Champagne-ardenne
France (includes Monaco)
May 18, 2016
This study is to investigate a lifting equipment installation of scaffolding in a construction site.
The equipment is foldable to be easy to carry. it must also allow the ground on scaffolding installation without the operator rises in height.
The goal of this development is to place the operator safely, save time for the installation and reduce the number of operators.
This equipment can lift the scaffolding up to 8 ...
Apr 15, 2016
In printing manufacturing (Sheet Fed), maintenance is required to be done on printing rollers (40" to 65"). These presses are on average 4 to 6 ft. from the floor and rollers can be 20-60 lbs. ea. taking 3 men to do rollers in each unit. I watched this in progress and designed a pneumatic lift that would hold all rollers that would lift all to the working height and it now takes only 2 men and less lifting for roller removal and installation. All safety mechanics are in place, also holds all tools required to do the job.
Fish-like Propulsion and Control Articulated by Elastomeric Bearing-Seals
Elastomeric thrust bearings comprise stacks of alternate rubber and metal layers, all bonded together and under compression from a normal load. Illustrated layers are greatly exaggerated in thickness, but are actually so thin (tenths of 1 mm) that they can't squeeze out from between equally thin metal layers. Each rubber layer allows a small parallel shifting movement due to its resilience, adding up to a total angle depending on the number of layers; e.g., +/-15 degrees. An opposing torque results from the rubber shear stress.
These devices are actually hermetic seals. ...
Jul 1, 2016
The Fractal Orifice Plate US9278362 is a platform technology upon which novel nozzle geometries for advanced fluid dynamics and spray applications are based. It is designed to produce a large class of non-canonical turbulent flows that can be tailored to specific applications based on a few simple parameters. Subsequently, the Fractal Orifice Plate offers a vast array of turbulence configurations effectively opening the door to a new realm of spray and flow control. The Fractal Orifice Plate is patented internationally in over twenty countries in the E.U., China and the U.S. for a diverse set of applications ranging from ...
This self-initiated project investigates future manufacturing methods for classic coffee machines.
The idea; creating a single manufacturing process witch requiters no complex assemblies therefore saves resources and labor. With the ongoing pricing reduction of metal 3D printing, and the wide spread of printing technology, we will soon reach a point in which products will be highly profitable to produce using 3D printing.
The first step was to build a functional prototype of a coffee machine from simple found materials. It incorporates all elements of classic coffee machines, including a pressure vessel, pressure gouge, safety valves, steaming nuzzle and knobs ...
Jun 17, 2016
Our magnetic gear is an innovative solution designed to transmit power in challenging applications. It is based on a unique design, which offers a robust and efficient gear.
How does it work?
We call it a magnetic gear. You could also call it torque converter. It is all just names for magnetic transmission - transfer of power using magnetic forces.
The working principle of Sintex magnetic gear is non contact power transmission - magnetic transmission of torque from one drive to the other. This means that the magnetic solution and the application - in contrast to traditional mechanical solutions ...
Jun 29, 2016
In this robot kit we are going to control a robot wirelessly using hand gestures. This is an easy, user-friendly way to interact with robotic systems and robots. An accelerometer is used to detect the tilting position of your hand, and a microcontroller gets different analog values and generates command signals to control the robot. This concept can be implemented in a robotic arm used for welding or handling hazardous materials, such as in nuclear ...
We are often reminded that we live in a global community. One of the aspects of this community is two measurement systems; metric and English. Equipment manufacturers and end-users must integrate components and apparatus that do not share the same measurement system. Fittings are used to transport fluid or gas media within countless systems from spaceships to hay balers. A relatively small number of fitting types exist. While the fitting types around the globe are common, the two measurement systems offer the challenge.
Our company, Global Fittings Concepts (GFC), has developed an innovative tube fitting. The specific category of this ...