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DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF HYDRAULIC LIFT COVER (HLC)
COMPONENT TILTING MACHINE
By using the Karakuri Kaizen concept in Japanese technology helps to reduce the physical strain of a workman in a work place. So I had planned to design and fabricate a mechanism in order to reduce operator fatigue caused during tilting manually the hydraulic lift cover which weighs about 40 kg. I implemented this project in Tractor and Farm equipment TAFE, Chennai. Due to frequent power shutdowns many industries are facing problems to run their manufacturing unit peacefully. As an alternate they are using generators which require fuel to generate power. This adds excess cost for manufacturing the products and demand for fuel is also increasing day by day. So to avoid all these problems with a one-step solution that is dependability of energy resources has to be minimized. For avoiding the usage of energy resources the usage of pneumatics and compressed air has to be reduced. Karakuri kaizen which was first introduced by Japanese is a system which handles materials using natural principles like gravitation force, centrifugal force. It requires only investment cost. I planned to apply this system at machine shop of TAFE ltd, Chennai with the help of my guide Mr. Subramani T (TPM), Mr. Pandit(fabrication). As a first step we started with 2-D drawing and then went on with offline 3-D testing which was done after the design process. A solid works model was made to avoid corrections in the fabrication process so that cost and time can be reduced.
SARAVANA KUMAR M, PRAKASH S AND SAI ANNAMALAI R
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