Desirable Specification of Vetiver Grass Roofing Making Machine

Abstract

This research objective was to utilizes the grass waste by using it via the grass roofing material. The appropriate mechanism and powertrain of the machine for the reducing of handwork process and time in grass roofing material manufacture were studied. The SolidWorks 2016 Software was used to design and determine the limitation of mechanisms by use the Motion Studies function of the software. The analyzed data were calculated to determine the size of actuator and power required for driving the machine. The result found that the designed machine required a 6 bars of air supply pressure and could has 5 mainly components such as (1) Grass sheet folding mechanism driven by the 63 mm diameter of pneumatic cylinder with the 28.08 liters/min air supply. (2) Grass sheet pressing mechanism powered by a couple of 40 mm diameter of pneumatic cylinder with the air supply 15.06 liters/min. (3) The wood rod frame gripping mechanism driven by the 12 mm diameter of pneumatic cylinder with the air supply 0.66 liters/min. (4) The grass sheet feeding mechanism for the sewing process used the 50 Watts electric gear motor and (5) Electric sewing machine model GK26-1A to seam the grass sheet with the wood rod frame.



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Kridsada Saisang, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Krawee Treeamnuk, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Tawarat Treeamnuk, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: ACSEE2018
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste

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