Mathematical Analysis and Mechanical Modeling of an Inoculation System on Feeder Control for Pouring Unit in a Foundry Station
P. Gomathi1, S. Gowri2, A. Viswanathan3, T. A. Selvan4, S. Madhankumar5
1P. Gomathi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, India – 641035.
2S. Gowri, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, India – 641035.
3Dr. A. Viswanathan, Professor and Dean, Department of Mathematics, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, India – 641035.
4Dr. T. A. Selvan, Professor and Head, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India – 641008.
5S. Madhankumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India – 641008.
Manuscript received on 03 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 767-770 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J88970881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J8897.0881019
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Abstract: This paper presents on feeder control; the inoculation device has been designed to automatically add inoculating powder to metal stream working with an automatic pouring unit. This system applies a constant dosage of inoculant easily modified by the control unit, with precise repeatability of the process. It incorporates a system of the instant direction of faults at all times, to ensure proper operation. In this project, the human effort is reduced by automating the inoculant feeding mechanism performed in a foundry. By doing pouring in manual manner, it ends up in reducing the rejection of production 2% owing to poor inoculation which disturbs the company’s production. This system is used to feed the inoculant to the molten metal in a highly precise amount as per the requirements. After researching various feeding mechanisms, concluded with feeding machine with the help of screw which is more adoptable for desirable number of inoculants to be transferred. The mathematical analysis has been done and it is proven that satisfies the design criterions for modeling of the proposed system. The mechanical modeling is designed in such a way that inoculant occupies in two class of separate hoppers.
Keywords: Inoculation, mathematical analysis, pouring unit, foundry and screw feeding.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design