Jul 4, 2017
Gear and Teeth for On-site Repair (GATOR)
Plastic Gears and Additive Manufacturing Background
Gears are among the most important and commonly used elements across a range of mechanical applications. Recently, composite plastic gearing has seen an increase in usage for a variety of applications because of its low cost, weight, and its ability to satisfy mechanical requirements of gearbox or power transmissions. During gear use, large forces are produced at the base of the gear teeth, resulting in wear and degradation. In fact, more than 85% of gear failures are associated directly with teeth disintegration. Because plastic gears are currently ...
Hod Hasharon, Hamerkaz
Background: Over tightening of screws is common and results in damage to the screw’s thread.
I have developed a method which determines the optimal point in time to stop tightening the screw. The advantage over existing methods is that my method doesn’t require torque and rotation sensors and is therefore cheaper and easier to integrate into existing power tools.
The method on which the suggested invention is based happens to be well known in the field of mechanical engineering and is commonly termed "Yield Controlled Tightening" or "Torque to Yield." The method is best described by Figure 2 ...
Augmented reality is a field of research which deals with the combination of the physical or real world environment with the computer-generated data. It is a live direct view of the physical or real world environment whose elements are augmented (or created) by computer graphics. Currently the problems faced in the construction industry are requirement of skilled workers, tedious measuring instruments, low accuracy level, more time consumption and low economy. So, our project presents an overview of research work focusing on implementation of Augmented Reality (AR) to simplify civil work by digitalizing everything just by using a handy device ...
Excessive search times is one of the biggest organizational wastes in a diverse set of work environments including a factory shop and a home environment. Over the years sort and standardization techniques like 5S have been developed to define and enforce organization. These methods have been effective provided all users adhere to these standards. Imperfections do creep in with time and the occasional failure to adhere to the defined standards. These imperfections can build up over time.
Recent advances in Computer Vision including the abundant and inexpensive availability of mobile cameras, machine learning based identification of objects and ...
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
ROLE OF OUR MACHINE:
The high amount of labor necessary for weeding, harvesting, drying, threshing and shelling makes the crop economically unattractive to the younger generation of farmers. The very laborious tasks of threshing and shelling are made easier with our groundnut separator and decorticator machine. The areas where our machine sounds helpful are as follows:
INSIGHT OF THE MACHINE:
A rectangular frame is made with 5mm thick mild steel with a total height of 4 1/2 feet to which two cross bars are welded throughout the length. To the first cross bar, a shaft of ...
Our team has been investigating opportunities to get compute cycles when they are cheapest, either through an innovative sensor system that watches clouds, or a clever scraping of PUC utility websites to ramp compute resources up when electricity is inexpensive.
This summer we are testing a system that will allow participants in the trial effort to attach compute resources on-supply and often hands-off (asynchronous, asymmetric, and automatic). If you have a job you want to run, and you are not in any hurry, you will get it for “free” while the sun is shining.
We have a number of subprototypes that ...
Diamond based winding insulation for electrical machines - ABB Motors and Generators
Electrical conductors for electrical machines, such as electromotor or generator, are insulated for avoiding contact between the single coil and other conductive components of the electromotor for example the stator. For instance, the main wall insulation (e.g.: mica tape and impregnated resin) is used nowadays to insulate a conductor on full potential from the stator core on ground potential.
The principle of using mica tape and resin impregnation has not changed for almost a century and is well established to produce main wall insulation on a complex ...
The autonomous drone is equipped with a GPS or a similar navigation system. The drone follows people for security protection. For example, children playing outside the house out of view of an adult or guardian, and the drone will be able to alert them if a dangerous situation occurs. The drone connects to a cell phone, or smart device to relay and record images and information. Also, the software in the drone communicates with a wristband device, to be worn by a person. Both the autonomous drone and the wristband device will have voice recognition capabilities. There will be ...
Jul 2, 2017
There are three problems related to food safety and pathogens. The first problem is that 80% of food borne illness and 56% hospitalisations and death in U.S. have occurred due to an unknown pathogen. The second problem is the detection method (RAPID-B and BAM 4a) currently been used is extremely slow. The BAM 4a’s time to final result is 48 to 56 hour. The third problem is climate change and global warming. Weather phenomenon such as rainfall, wind and sun are critical factors in food production. Any undesirable alterations to these result in growth of pathogens.
Jul 1, 2017
Extreme weather forecast is used in our country for advanced notification of the population in affected areas, but it is only partially effective with province wide forecast from weather services. 2-3 times a year large coastal areas of Netherlands, where we live, are hit hard with strong storms, and wind speed reaching hurricane strength. Did you experience a scary feeling when the roof of your house is pounded by the hurricane winds and heavy rain and you do not know what to do? Each year there are large damages to property, lost productivity and several human lives lost due ...