Manufacturing/Robotics/Automation

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Design Statement:

Design consists of the following main parts.
1. Panels
2. Steer Wire Rope / Steel Bars or Tubes
3. Lap Lock Joint
4. Earth Foundation Pillars
5. Free Foundation Pillars

Fabrication and Construction:
Install the main pillar, that will support its own panel’s (panel 1) four corners and two corners of other panels (panel 2 and panel 2’) that are lying on its both sides. Other two corners of each panel (panel 2 and panel 2’) will be supported by free foundation pillar of panel 3 and panel 3’. All the panels are attached to each other by lap lock joint that has been described in the image. These installation steps will be so on ...

Problem Statement: Global Food Demand, Can We Solve?

Proposed Solution:
The Internet of Things (IoT) has brought a revolution in the technological era, where objects around us will be connected and interact with each other to perform certain task without human intervention. Features like vision, self-configuration and intelligence could be incorporated in to the IoT architecture to improve preciseness. Here, in this article we have presented how a distributed ledger or block chain could be adapt in IoT LoRa architecture (LoRa-IoT) to enhance robustness and self-maintenance in a network. A novel Long Range wide area network (LoRa-WAN) architecture has been implemented along with lightweight block chain for agriculture applications. It gives a complete solution for farmesr from spade to ...

The present application relates to precision mechanical tools, and more particularly to a combination tool for tensioning a fastener, for example as done when truing and aligning a tension-spoked wheel.

Many precision assembly operations require measuring the amount of tensile strain applied to fasteners. For example, in the fabrication of engines and pressure vessels, stretch bolts need to be torqued while measuring the amount of bolt stretch to ensure tensile strain on the fastener is within specification. For threaded fasteners, precision fastening entails a cumbersome two-part process: first, the bolts are torqued to a certain specification and then, the tensile strain of the fastener is measured. This process is repeated until the manufacturing specs are achieved for each fastener.

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Background and Motivation
The conceptual manufacturing process of Hybrid Single Shot (HSS) has been developed by Clemson Composite Center to enable production of customized hybrid structures in one single operation. The metal-polymer sandwich structures provide superior properties such as high bending inertia, sound and heat insulation, and high energy absorption, which make them attractive for aerospace and recently automotive applications. Conventionally, 3D sandwich structures are produced either through a multi-stage manufacturing process or by forming a prelaminated blank. The former approach is not efficient enough for mass productions and the later one limited the forming geometry due to excessive shear tension and interlayer delamination. Hence, in this work, a new process is introduced in which a 3D sandwich structure ...

Able Innovations’ mission is to improve healthcare outcomes and people’s quality of life by developing innovative assistive technologies. Our first innovation is a transfer robot that can lift, move, and place humans in a fully automated manner with zero-physical effort from caregivers.

Our innovation moves objects similarly to a standard conveyor belt, but unique design considerations must be made to ensure the product is capable of performing fully-automated transfers of individuals in a safe, efficient, and dignified manner.

To do so, we are developing a unique biocompatible material for the conveyor belt surface, as well as an intricate sensory system to ensure a tolerable level of force is exerted on the individual being transferred, and that there is no ...

This invention demonstrates the future of automation through exploring the human – machine interface (HMI) so that human electrical signals communicate with machines to enhance collective genius. Moreover, this invention harmonizes the industrial and manufacturing fields with the blended genius of machines and humans. This is further demonstrated in the industry’s appetite and advancement in developing and implementing technologies such as digital oilfields, 3D modelling, pipeline sensors, and the internet of things (IoT). This Smart PPPE System has demonstrated a successful and innovative technical solution in advancing the IoT to solve worksite issues of operational performance, safety of the crew, rig, and environment through a connected system of brain -machine interfaces (BrMI) and body machine interface (BoMI). This demonstrates ...

Abstract: The proposed project concerns about a failure analysis of an electric aluminum alloy conductors damaged and broken for fretting fatigue phenomena induced by aeolian vibrations. Life of electric conductors is often reduced by various degradation mechanisms such as repeated bending, fluctuating tension, distortion, fatigue, wear and corrosion phenomena. However the main limiting factor of the electrical conductors is related to aeolian vibrations in the high frequency range (between 5 to 50 Hz). Conductor oscillations may lead to fretting fatigue problems caused by wind excitation, mainly in the suspension clamp regions, spacers or other fittings. The induced aluminium wire fracture imply a drastic reduction in the transmission line service. Vibration dampers are considered the most effective method to extend ...

Design of user-friendly gripper to grasp both symmetrical and non-symmetrical complex geometrical objects. The proposed design is modeled, analyzed and simulated using Solidworks and Ansys software. The fabrication of the gripper should be using 3D printing technology with PLA. The operation and control will be carried out by using PLC, Pi boards and pneumatic technologies which enables gesture control, programming control and wireless control. The fabricated gripper will be tested with different objects for different applications. Performance results are properly validated by conducting different experiment ...

The metal additive manufacturing industry is advancing rapidly as a manufacturing process. It is over a $1B market and forecast to be nearly $10B within 8 years. There are massive benefits such as avoiding tooling costs, quicker turn around, and permitting designs of more complicated shapes. The market would likely be even greater except there are several major issues. Some of the biggest pain points are as follows:

1) Costly equipment and raw materials makes additive unaffordable for much of mass manufacturing.
2) The printing processes (micro-welding or sintering) can adversely impact material properties such as strength, fatigue, and corrosion resistance.
3) Porosity and voids can be difficult to predict or control and can cause failures.
4) There is ...

Bottles of water and aluminum/paper cans are inserted into the machine, shredded by blades and collected in a local area to be used later for recycling. The raw material is made up of bottles and cans in the streets and houses and trash cans. This machine consists of two parts: mechanical and electrical, the main focus of this project is on the mechanical part. Due to the dimensions of the cutting (2*2 cm in size and adjustable to different dimensions with roasting or square forms), which, in addition to easier transportation of crushed material, occupy less volume and result in increased quality of recycling.

Low noise and safety when using and also can use solar energy as a power ...

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