This invention contributes for agriculture, after harvesting Paddy crops from paddy field straws are left over in the field. To collectthe straws from the field the existing conventional straw balers works only by drawing power from the engine using sophisticated machinery .These machines are not affordable by all farmers. Manual collection of straws takes more time and increases the labor cost. Our system is designed for making it affordable to everyone using simple mechanism. The trolley straw baler consists of inclined plate which conveys the straws to the collector container, where it is compressed by the ram action. The ram is driven by means of crankshaft. The crankshaft is driven by drawing power through chain and sprocket mechanism from the front wheels. The collected straws can be made to a bundle by means of automaticrope;this system is completely operated by single person.
The Achievements are, this invention has won “The Best Innovator Award” from ICTACT and also have applied for Patent.
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The associated fossil fuels are fast depleting and they are causing environmental problems. It is inevitable to move towards alternate sources of energy. The project aims in design and fabrication of the electric bike with vehicle accident automatic detection and remote alarm device. The bike components such as suspension, braking system, steering design, transmission system has been designed accordance to the requirement of the bike. The design aspect of the bike which has been designed with space required to place the motor, battery and controller in position with the frame considering the clearance of the bike in priority.
The frame provides the outline of the bike as dirt bike fame. The suspension that we employed is mono suspension, considering the weight as a parameter to calculate and the front suspension is hydraulic telescopic forks to which they are designed considering 35% of the weight of the bike. The chain is employed for the transmission and disc brake has been employed to both the front and rear wheel of the bike. The wheels of the bike as been selected for the muddy roads and inclination of the roads. Comparing to existing electric bikes that runs at 35km/hr, our bike is designed such that it can run at 60km/hr.
Our system also includes automatic accident detection and it sends message to predefined numbers about the accident. Comparing to the drum brakes that are present conventionally in the conventional motor drives vehicles, our system has disc brakes both in front and back. Our system has a good finish which will give a person a satisfaction of a dirt bike looks at the same time a greater safety. The design of the system was done by considering the overall load on the vehicle. Then the corresponding motor and the required battery are chosen. Then the respective controllers are made. Depending on the size of motor and battery and the charge controllers the chassis has been designed. The chassis is designed in such a way that it house all the components in much compact spacing’s mono suspension system is chosen ahead of dual suspension due to its simplicity and efficiency.
This project is highly feasible and more than the feasibility this system can be replacement to all existing vehicles. This would eliminate the pollution caused by vehicles. This will have a greater impact on the society and market.
Department of Mechanical Engineering -IV year and III year Students have Participated in “E-Motor Championship-2016”
A bike equipped with 60cc engine, telescopic suspension (front wheel), mono suspension(rear) also fitted with smart ignition system, pressure sensor to check the wearing of helmet, an alcohol sensor to detect whether the driver was drunk and also smart horn system for U-Turn indicator.
The event enables student to design and fabricate their own bike with the application of engineering skill set from initial designing to the entire fabrication. The bike has been powered by 60 cc engine and the frame has initially been designed using SOLIDWORKS. The frame has been made using Alloy 4130 and welded according to the design and assembly of the parts carried out as per the design. The carbon fiber powered the outer looks of the bike. The remodeled frame enables us with good drive comfort and good initial acceleration. Our team DARK RIDERS secured BEST REMODELLED BIKE AWARD.
A 3D printer is a device that creates solid objects from various materialsthrough the process of additive manufacturing. The printer deposits material layer by layer, until the desired object is completed. 3D printing is an innovative technology that helps businesses cut costs and develop new methods of production. Product Description
A blueprint for the object is created with CAD software like CATIA and sent to the 3D printer via a connected computer. Slicing software (Pronterface or Slic3r) divides the blueprint into thin layers.The Delta type 3D printer uses an extruder (the material output part of the printer), which is suspended above the circular print bed by three arms in a triangular configuration, thus the name “Delta”. The extrudermoves along X, Y and Z axis to build an object in three dimensions. The object is then built layer by layer. These layers can be only a few microns thick at a time. This is an advantage over traditional method which uses subtractive method where materials are cut or drilled from mould. Auto calibration is a unique feature of this printer to make the extruder calibrates itself. Using this new technology, a manufacturer can develop a working prototype in just a few hours compared to traditional prototyping. Ultimately, this results in saving time and cost. Especially since the additive manufacturing process also minimizes waste.
Everything starts with a problem which we ourselves experienced last December 2015 when Chennai suffered a massive flood disaster. Even though we had relief materials like milk, water, candles, food in surplus, we were unable to distribute them to the needy at their place at the right time.
We had analyzed many solutions, but most of them could not be implemented by local social welfare bodies and NGO's due to various reasons. We, on the other hand, wanted to pool our engineering skills for a social cause. We were triggered by an idea whereby we could deliver basic medical amenities and emergency relief materials using Drones. Drones have been in operation throughout the world in various environments and locations but we the technical people, who are known for our practical problem solving capacity, designed our customized drone in a cost effective manner.
‘’Team Dronix’’ from Panimalar Institute of Technology, Chennai, after one year of hard work, developed the “Octocopter’’, which in other words is an unmanned helicopter having eight rotors. A specially trained controller flies the Octocopter across terrain which may not be accessible by traditional means. On receiving a distress call from any victim or patient, our base station immediately sends out a multi-rotor Octocopter, to the spot, after tracking down the location of the signal. Within a matter of minutes, the payload is dropped off at the specific location and the Octocopter automatically returns to its base. It can carry weights up to 10 Kg, and fly within 2.5 Km aerial radius at a speed of 65 Km/H with an air borne duration of 20 minutes. We have also included an external obstacle detector to avoid collisions as well as a camera for aerial surveillance. An amount of INR 85,000 had been incurred to design our drone, whereas the cost of an industrial drone in the open market costs nearly INR 3 lakhs. We successfully demonstrated our idea both inside as well as outside our campus.
For details information kindly visit www.team dronix.com and watch the YouTube channel 'teamdronix' for the demonstration videos.
NIOT -SAVEe 2012
Our College team Vyuha, sponsored by Panimalar Institute of Technology have won the National Competition on Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (SAVe 2012) conducted by NIOT on 30th April 2012. The Vyuha AUV is the very first endeavor of the team vyuha consisting of undergraduate students from three different colleges and three different streams. The team emerged as the winners in the national level AUV competition SAVe conducted by National Institute of ocean technology. After winning the SAVe’2012 competition the team has redesigned the vehicle concerning about the racy and efficacy of the vehicle. Our team Vyuha has participated with their redesigned vehicle in the 15th International RoboSub competition organized by Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and US Office of Naval Research (ONR) at the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Centre (SPAWAR) TRANSDEC Facility in San Diego, California, USA during July 2012.
Anna University, Chennai and Surprise Solutions, jointly Organized the event Demanding Hero for an Organization with Novel Intelligence (DHONI) 2015 during February 16 to March 15, 2015, for Under Graduate and Post Graduate students. It was the PENULTIMATE management competition and provided a platform that helps students go beyond the books and apply their knowledge in real life situations. The team SPARTANS from ECE Department of Panimalar Institute of Technology secured the Winner’s trophy among 192 teams from various colleges. The prize distribution ceremony was held at Panimalar Institute of Technology, Chennai on September 19, 2015. Dr.G.Ravikumar Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) of Anna University, Chennai, Dr.P.Chinadurai,M.A.,Ph.D, Secretary and Correspondent, Mr.C.Sakthi Kumar,M.E., Director , Panimalar Group of Institutions were presided over the function and distributed the awards.
The Singapore Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge (SAUVC)
Thee Singapore AUV challenge aims to provide students an opportunity to experience the challenges of AUV system engineering and develop skills in the associated technologies. The focus is on autonomous operations in a swimming pool format, rather than remote control in a small tank, and it is aimed at University and Polytechnic students. The Singapore AUV challenge emphasizes on outreach, learning and skill development. The competition is open to Singapore and international participants. The team from Panimalar Institute of Technology, have consistently participated in the SAUVC during the years 2013,2014 as well as in 2016 and got appreciated for their team effort and cost effective design and compactness of their design.
SRG was held in cooperation with IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Singapore Chapter and was jointly organized by: Institute of Technical Education, Nanyang Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Robotic Games Society (Singapore), Singapore Polytechnic, Science Centre Singapore and Temasek Polytechnic. The event had the categories such as Legged Robot, Marathon Race, Autonomous Sumo Robot Picomouse, RC Sumo Robot , Schools’ Robotic Competition ,Open Category Robot Colony ,Humanoid Robot ,Wall Climbing Robot Race, Intelligent Robot Contest, RC Underwater Robot, Robot Soccer ,Autonomous Underwater Robot .The event was held from 27 - 28 January 2016 at Tay Eng Soon Convention Centre, ITE Headquarters, Singapore. From the 40 members’ team of Panimalar Institute of Technology(PIT), around 20 members were presented their various robots during that event.
RC SUMO ROBOT
Radio Frequency sumo robot is designed in a way which could push its opponent out of the ring by just using the body design and motor power. The robot was controlled using radio frequency of 2.4 GHz .The body was designed in such a way that it doesn’t use any projectile objects to damage its opponent’s robot and it pushed the opponent’s bot away using the power of the motor and the ramp which was placed in the front. The rotation speed was 200 RPM and the torque was between 30-40 kg. Xbee board has been used in order to program the device. The diameter of the wheels was kept as 10.2mm and was mounted in the motor shaft of 8mm diameter.
WALL CLIMBING ROBOT
Climbing robots could be used on artificial surfaces like a wall, or on natural surfaces like trees or cave walls. They are desirable for several applications such as search and rescue. This phenomenon is still a challenge to be achieved using robotic devices. Climbing robots should have some practical utility to deal with different surfaces and geometries. This can be achieved by the use of special purpose attachment devices such as magnets or suction. At the same time, the machines need to be power autonomous, to avoid the hazard and the limitations of a tether. A wall climbing robot can be used for numerous functions such as surveillance, construction, maintenance, search and rescue. The robot's locomotion has been performed using servo motors and adhesion to wall is performed by sticking using suction cups. The detailed design is modeled and fabrication is performed. It utilizes 4 legs, each with two degrees of freedom. And a central box containing the required mechanisms to perform the locomotion and adhesion is designed to carry any device to perform works on wall.
A humanoid robot is a robot with its body shape built to resemble that of the human body. A humanoid design might be for functional purposes, such as interacting with human tools and environments, for experimental purposes, such as the study of bipedal locomotion, or for other purposes. In general, humanoid robots have a torso, a head, two arms, and two legs, though some forms of humanoid robots may model only part of the body, for example, from the waist up. Some humanoid robots also have heads designed to replicate human facial features such as eyes and mouths. Androids are humanoid robots built to aesthetically resemble humans.
A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) is a tethered underwater mobile device. This meaning is different from remote control vehicles operating on land or in the air. ROVs are unoccupied, highly maneuverable, and operated by a crew aboard a vessel. They are common in deep water industries such as offshore hydrocarbon extraction. They are linked to a host ship by a neutrally buoyant tether or, often when working in rough conditions or in deeper water, a load-carrying umbilical cable is used along with a tether management system (TMS). The TMS is either a garage-like device which contains the ROV during lowering through the splash zone or, on larger work-class ROVs, a separate assembly which sits on top of the ROV. The purpose of the TMS is to lengthen and shorten the tether so the effect of cable drag where there are underwater currents is minimized.
AERO MODELLING - 2016
AERO MODELLING - 2016
The SAE ISS has taken up an initiative to start the Aero Design Challenge in India which was previously being conducted in the United States of America. In this competition, the Students are required to use their engineering skills to conceive an aircraft of their own. The aircraft competing is categorized into two classes as MICRO CLASS (Electric-Propulsion) and REGULAR CLASS (Glow-Propulsion). Our team FALCONZ has secured BEST DESIGN AWARD in the competition,Event organized by SAE. The aircraft was made out of Balsa Wood which was cut to specified dimensions and assembled using cohesive substance, for propulsion a 50 cc Glow engine, the aileron controls were controlled by servo motors. The aircraft was covered with a foil to give it a finished look. The entire cost of manufacturing the aircraft and the computational resources were fully sponsored by our institution.
ECO-KART - 2016
Eco-kart is a competition is to Design and Fabricate a single passenger kart which is operated by a motor, where source of running the motor is a battery. The competition will not only help students to build an interest towards Automobiles but also help them to incorporate Team work and management skills within themselves.
EFFI-CYCLE - 2015
EFFI-CYCLE event promote the objective of providing opportunity to the students to conceive, design and fabricate a three wheel configuration vehicle powered by human-electric hybrid power and capable of seating two passengers catering to the day to day mobility needs.
During Fabrication work
The vehicle must be aerodynamic, engineered for performance & safety and ergonomically designed. The objective is to promote innovation and generate consciousness amongst the young engineers towards environment friendly mobility solution. This event provides opportunity for the engineering students by setting up the trend of using eco- friendly vehicle in India and come up with some innovative designs.
Our team RUMLING INFERNOS qualified virtual round held at Chameli Devi Institute of Technology and Management, Indore and qualified for the dynamic round. Participated Dynamic event held at LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY (LPU), Jalandar on 15/11/2015 to 18/11/2015 and secured 58th position among 101college & universities in India.
BEST PROJECT AWARD