Published on Feb 28, 2016
Our project aims to pick and place the objects using pneumatics
Nowadays robots are flourishing in many industries. In olden days robots are only used as toys for children, but today it finds a wide range of applications in most of the industries, companies, hospitals, etc., for automation purposes.
Mostly stepper motor is used to control the arm for the robots. So we innovate our idea to replace stepper motor by pneumatics. We use pneumatics for the advantage of heavy torque comparing to stepper motor.
Our project consists of micro controller, pneumatic valves, upward/downward cylinder (cylinder1), angular movement cylinder (cylinder2), and air amplifier.
The micro controller controls the opening and closing of the pneumatic valves. When the valve1 gets opened, due to pressure the cylinder1 will move either in upward or downward direction. Likewise, when the valve2 gets opened, the cylinder2 will be rotating at angular position.
The air pressure is applied to the robotic arm to pick the object and to place the object where it is necessary