Automated Tilt Conveyor for Cylinder Head
Sathiyamoorthy V1, Balamurugan S2, Sivakumar A3, Arumugam K4, Palani S5

1Sathiyamoorthy V, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Avadi, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Balamurugan S, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mahendra College of Engineering, Salem,(Tamil Nadu), India.
3Sivakumar A, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Varuvan Vadivelan Institute of Technology, Dharmapuri, (Tamil Nadu), India.
4Arumugam K, Principal, Gojan School of Business and Technology, Redhills, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
5Palani S, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vel Tech Multitech, Avadi, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on November 27, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 5314-5317  | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B2978129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B2978.129219
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Abstract: Cylinder head is one of the main components of an Automobile Engine. In machine shop there are three bays having a machines in which the cylinder head is machined. Makino machine is one of them where the operations like roughing, semi finish; drilling and tapping are carried out. The component has to be loaded by use of a manipulator in a vertical position into the machine such that its rocker face should be facing the operator. So, the component coming from the previous operation through a conveyor with combustion face on top should be tilted to 90 degree such that its rocker face will be facing the operator in a horizontal position. This tilting process has been carried out manually which results in damage of valve guide and valve seat of a cylinder head. This leads to reduction in quality and productivity and also it results in increased operator fatigue since the cylinder head weighs heavy. There is also a chance that when tilting the component manually the component may fall down and hurts operator which results in increased value of effort and ergonomic index. To overcome this problem our research work a modification is made in the conveyor of the makino machine with a low cost automatic arrangement provided for cylinder head tilting purpose.
Keywords: Automobile, Automatic tilting, Cylinder head Makino machine.