Design And Fabrication of Copra Sweeping Robo
Emmanuel Gospel Raj R1, Joby Titus T2, Sanjana Devi V. S3, Nithya Priya S4, Adeline Daisy R5.
1Emmanuel Gospel Raj R, Mechatronics Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India.
2Joby Titus T, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
3Sanjana Devi V. S, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
4Nithya Priya S, Mechatronics Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India.
5Adeline Daisy R, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India.
Manuscript received on 02 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 August 2019 | PP: 1994-1996 | Volume-8 Issue-10, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: J93010881019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.J9301.0881019
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Abstract: Copra Crushing Industry has one of the production processes that is being used widely in the Oil production and manufacturing industries. Considering a fully equipped plant, the production ranges from 500-560 tons of oil per month. A good yielding copra provides 95% of output that has 5-7% of moisture content. Lesser the moisture content higher the yield. In the process of oil extraction, the copra is fed into the chute that is pumped onto the main silo for steaming process. This feeding process is done manually; hence, there are many mishaps occurring like copra falling away from the chute. A dried copra is crunchy enough to pierce the leg of the employees. Therefore, our paper aims to provide solution to these issues and ensure the safety of the employees. Design and fabrication of copra sweeping robot is proposed in this paper. The robot runs on wheels utilizes a sweeper mechanism to accumulate dried copra in a coconut oil extraction plant. This application of mechatronics comes under the field of Mobile Robotics. It is used to sweep the copra to one side so that the employees could pass through the place without any harm. It is provided with an attachment for the sweeping process. This could ultimately ensure employee safety and increase the productivity
Keywords: Oil Production and Manufacturing, Yield, Silo, Mobile Robotics, Mechatronics
Scope of the Article: Robotics