Automatic waste Plastic Recycle Machine Integrated with Extrusion Hopper Mechanism
Abebe Mengistu Alemayehu1, A HarshaVardhan Reddy2, Nehemiah Mengistu3, Lemi Negera Woyessa4, P.Vijay5
1Abebe Mengistu Alemayehu*, Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Madda Walabu University, Bale Robe, Ethiopia.
2A.HarshaVardhan Reddy, Assistant Professor, Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus, Hyderabad, Telangana.
3Nehemiah Mengistu, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maddawalabu University, Bale Robe, Ethiopia.
4Lemi Negera Woyessa, HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Maddawalabu University, Bale Robe, Ethiopia.
5P.Vijay, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.L.E.F, Vaddeswaram.
Manuscript received on December 17, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 1347-1356 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: B7432129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B7432.019320
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Abstract: Dumping of waste plastic, which are non-biodegradable causes serious environmental problems. Not only do they take up huge amount of space in dumping landfills but also being a non-renewable resource, it faces depletion. Hence, it is very essential wherever possible to reduce these waste plastics means of recycling. In addition, the increasing trends of plastics in varied applications drives for more solutions for reuse of waste plastics. The existing recycling machines, which are currently in operation, are expensive and are operational only for large-scale industries. In addition, shredder and extrusion work separately but on this study shredder and extrusion are integrated to perform the given task simultaneously including mold. All section of the machine operates based on timing. This present work hence focuses on designing a plastic recycle machine for small-scale applications by incorporating an extrusion hopper mechanism. Various machines parts and assembly of hopper, shredder, extruder, heating-coil, molder, and frame are designed and analyzed using CATIA, ANSIS and FESTO. Detail analysis of the machine becomes an efficiency of 80%, having a capacity of delivering up to 20.4 kg of finished plastic blocks per hour. The working capacity of the machine ware almost three full cycle per minutes which gave the production rate of 180 products per hour.
Keywords: ANSIS , CATIA, Extrusion Process, Recycle Machine, Waste Plastic.
Scope of the Article: Nanometer-scale integrated circuits