Manufacturing/Robotics/Automation

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Record-breaking amount of Sargassum is in the Caribbean resulting in the largest problem ever. The major problem it has brought are it piles up on beaches, sometimes many feet thick and begins to decay. The hydrogen sulphide that gets released smells like rotting eggs and many resorts had to close their doors. Since the species are Sargassum natans and Sargassum fluitans float they block sunlight creating a dead zone beneath them because plants under need sunlight to survive and the clean-up and removal of sargassum is an expensive task. This project proposes a new way to solve this problem. The best solution is a long term solution but the Caribbean economy depends upon tourism so it needs a quick ...

As manufacturing continues to expand and evolve, solutions to be smarter, more flexible, and increase productivity are required. CNC machine shop manufacturing facilities have a limited amount of floor space. With machining centers, materials, tooling, automation, finished product, chips/waste, inventory, inspection equipment, packing/shipping, material moving vehicles, personnel and others consuming the shop floor, solutions need to be explored. As automation, lights out operation is becoming necessary to keep up with demand and deliver the greatest return, making use of all available space is the next focus.

The concept is to elevate the automation, material stock, loading/unloading, finished part placement and delivery to inspection processes. Moving these to the space over and above the machinery. By applying technology, design the ...

A drive unit comprising a two part-electric motor and a gear box coupled thereto is known. Gear box that is needed to reduce the output speed and thereby increase the torque. A disadvantage of the known drive unit is that it results in substantial costs, such as the gear box and its coupling to the motor exceeds two and more times the value of the motor itself. Furthermore, the presence of additional knots and details leads to the appearance of gaps, unevenness and noise at work, with an increase in details reducing the security of the product itself.

This is avoided by the proposed cyclo motor. In cyclo motor we have a unique combination of functions of the motor ...

A modular system fluidity-based controlled expansion system that uses a gas to inflate an inner container quickly which then causes a fluid filled container to displace fluid causing expansion and deformation of the second container. A cable over the second container fixed at one end simulates tendon action. Each module is a system to itself requiring five volt logic and 16 volt 0.250A pulsed for energy input. The length of the power pulse determines the strength of movement. Single action units and double action units are available system can be scaled. Login input is a serial interface to tell the unit when to execute the command, allowing synchronization of ...

NASA inventors have developed a set of puncture self-healing materials comprised of commercially available, known self-healing polymer resin and additive blends. A range of puncture healing blends was developed by melt blending self-healing polymers with non-self-healing polymeric materials.
Benefits

Puncture healing capability of the melt blends improves at higher temperatures
Thermoplastic materials that can repeatedly and intrinsically self-heal without the need for foreign inserts or fillers (such as microencapsulated monomer)
Blend of self-healing polymer materials with high strength polymer resins potentially enables the materials to be used in structural, load bearing applications

Applications

Radiation shielding
Fuel tank liners
Healing layers in ballistic protection for armor, helmets and other personal protective equipment
Packaging material
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Cranes are used to move loads from one location to another in minimum time such that the load reaches its destination without swinging. As we all know, that swinging problem occurs due to flexibility of wires but if the wire is rigid and permanently fixed on one side then the swinging problem will not occur.

As per the sketch there will be a telescopic arm and one side of the arm will be attached with the trolley of the crane. This rigid telescopic arm will be connected with the load at the time of lifting the load. In this way there will be no problem of swinging as the rigid telescopic arm will be fixed with the trolley and ...

FEATURES

The design is a four wheeled unmanned ground vehicle(UGV) working without a human onboard. The robot is electrically powered and with a backup battery pack.

The vehicle moves on four rubber wheel and is suitable to operate across the rail tracks.

PLATFORM
The platform is fitted with the wheels, utility and power. The robot is fitted with ultrasonic sensors in other to perceive the environment. It is also fitted with cameras for more perception and visual sensing of the area.

CONTROL
The vehicle is both Remote-Operated and Autonomous enabling for a wider range of control. This is made possible by sensors, microcontrollers and computing systems of the operation team which plan the operation before hand from the data, ...