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Publication Type : Conference Proceedings
Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings
Source : AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics Inc., Volume 1859 (2017)
ISBN : 9780735415331
Campus : Bengaluru
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2017
Abstract : Efforts have to be taken to ensure efficient waste management system in shop floors, with minimum utilization of space and energy when it comes to disposing metal chips formed during machining processes. The salvaging of junk metallic chips and the us e of scrap are important for the economic production of a steelworks. For this purpose, we have fabricated a metal chip compaction machine, which can compact the metal chips into small briquettes. The project started with the survey of chips formed in shop floors and the practices involved in waste management. Study was done on the requirements for a better compaction. The heating chamber was designed taking into consideration the temperature required for an easy compaction of the metal chips. The power source for compaction and the pneumatic design for mechanism was done following the appropriate calculations regarding the air pressure provided and thrust required. The processes were tested under different conditions and found effective. The fabrication of the machine has been explained in detail and the results have been discussed. © 2017 Author(s).
Cite this Research Publication : R. Pramod, Kumar, G. B. V., B. N. Prashanth, D., S. S., and S.G, M., “Design and fabrication of metal briquette machine for shop floor”, in AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017, vol. 1859.