Kinematics and Forces to a New Model Forging Manipulator

American Journal of Applied Sciences, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 60-80, 2017; DOI: 10.3844/ajassp.2017.60.80

21 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2017

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Raffaella Aversa

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

Relly Victoria Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

B. Akash

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Ronald Bucinell

Union College

Juan Corchado

University of Salamanca

Filippo Berto

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Engineering Design and Materials

MirMilad Mirsayar

Texas A&M University - Department of Civil Engineering

Guanying Chen

University of Alabama

Shuhui Li

Harbin Institute of Technology

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

Florian Ion Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

Date Written: November 20, 2017

Abstract

Forging manipulators have become more prevalent in the industry of today. They are used to manipulate objects to be forged. The most common forging manipulators move on a railway to have a better precision and stability. Heavy payload forging manipulators systems are normally characterized by a large load output and a large capacitive load input as well. The relationship between outputs and inputs will greatly influence the control and the reliability. The great advantages are the decreasing energy consumption (during furnace operation) and the avoidance of damage to the furnace door, furnace lining, or the electrodes. Furthermore, an operator does not need to be in the hazardous area near the furnace. The compact design of these systems charging, stoking and distributing machines, along with a special lever system, allows these machines to be used in the most limited areas. The robust system machine presented in combination with the powerful drives system guarantees all the needed forces and accelerations. In contrast to solutions with rebuilt forklift trucks, the new machines discussed here provide unlimited view onto the working area, effective protection of the machines hydraulic to furnace heat radiation and clearly lower maintenance expenses. Furnace production and output increase while energy consumption and electricity cost go down. Furthermore, damages to the furnace door, furnace lining or the electrodes are avoided. Moreover, operators are better protected because nobody has to stay in hazardous area of the furnace. These machines use a monorail that allows charging, stoking and distributing from all positions. Additionally the rail leads to a service or parking positions for maintenance work in a protected area. On request the monorail may be extended so that one machine can work at several furnaces. New automatic machines may offer an alternative to rail-bound ones providing a fully automated variation of the mobile charging and stoking operations. In this study the general kinematics and forces of the main mechanism of one described manipulator have been analyzed.

Note: © 2017 Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Bilal Akash, Ronald B. Bucinell, Juan M. Corchado, Filippo Berto, MirMilad Mirsayar, Guanying Chen, Shuhui Li, Antonio Apicella and Florian Ion T. Petrescu. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Suggested Citation

Aversa, Raffaella and Petrescu, Relly Victoria and Akash, B. and Bucinell, Ronald and Corchado, Juan and Berto, Filippo and Mirsayar, MirMilad and Chen, Guanying and Li, Shuhui and Apicella, Antonio and Petrescu, Florian Ion, Kinematics and Forces to a New Model Forging Manipulator (November 20, 2017). American Journal of Applied Sciences, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 60-80, 2017; DOI: 10.3844/ajassp.2017.60.80 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3074347

Raffaella Aversa

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

Relly Victoria Petrescu (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

B. Akash

American University of Ras Al Khaimah ( email )

American University of Ras Al Khaimah
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Ras Al Khaimah, RAK 10021
United Arab Emirates

HOME PAGE: http://www.aurak.ac.ae

Ronald Bucinell

Union College ( email )

Schenectady, NY 12308-3151
United States

Juan Corchado

University of Salamanca ( email )

Campus Miguel de Unamuno
ES-37007 Salamanca, Salamanca 23007
Spain

Filippo Berto

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - Department of Engineering Design and Materials ( email )

Trondheim
Norway

MirMilad Mirsayar

Texas A&M University - Department of Civil Engineering ( email )

College Station, TX
United States

Guanying Chen

University of Alabama ( email )

101 Paul W. Bryant Dr.
Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

Shuhui Li

Harbin Institute of Technology ( email )

92 West Dazhi Street
Nan Gang District
Harbin, 150001
China

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

Florian Ion Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

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