Box Transport Mechanism Project
Box Transport Mechanism Project report
Abstract: There has been a serious demand for intermittent movement of packages in the industries right from the start. Though the continuous movement is more or less important in the samefield the sporadic motion hasbecomeessential .The objective oftheproject is to produce a mechanism that delivers this stop and move motion using mechanical linkages. The advantage of thesystem over the conveyor system is that the system has a time delay between moving packages and this delay can be used to introduce any alterations in the package or move the package for any other purpose and likewise. While in conveyor system such actions cannot be performed unless programmed module is used to produce intermittent stopping of the belt which basically is costly. The prototype design requires electric motor, shafts and the frame of which the frame and platform on which the packages are moved is fabricated. All the links are being made of Aluminum which reduces the weight of the whole system including the head which has a direct contact with the boxes being moved. The system is expected to move as heavy packages as 2 -3kgs approximately.A linkage is a mechanism formed by connecting two or more levers together. Linkages can be designed to change the direction of a force or make two or more objects move at the same .time. Many different fasteners are used to connect linkages together yet allow them to move freely such as pins, end-threaded bolts with nuts, and loosely fitted rivets. There are two general classes of linkages: simple planar linkages and more complex specialized linkages; both are capable of performing tasks such as describing straight lines or curves and executing motions at differing speeds. The names of the linkage mechanisms given here are widely but not universally accepted in all textbooks and references.