Functional Design and Fabrication of Travelling Type Swivel Chute Wagon Filler - A Prototype

Authors(4) :-Meda Sandeep, Nalla Sairam, Gannapuram Ashish, R.N.S.V Ramakanth

Conventionally coal is loaded in to railway wagons with the help of labour, fixed chute feeders and grabs type cranes. Loading of coal in to rail wagons with the help of labour requires lot of time and labour, looking to the today’s labour charges and quantity to be loaded this process is no longer viable. Loading of railway wagons with fixed chute loaders consumes lot of power, since it requires elevating the coal to top of the coal bunkers / silos using conveyors. It also requires lots of coordination and time because while & after filling of each wagon, entire rake (no. of wagons coupled with engine) has to move forward gradually. Even after such an effort the complete wagon filling is not possible without involvement of labour for spreading. Grab crane type loader consumes lots of time as they have to go back to yard every time and also grab can hold only few tons of coal per stroke. This also creates huge dust pollution and requires labour to spread the coal. As a part of our project dissertation we are planning to design, fabricate and test travelling type swivel chute wagon filler which can move all along rake and fills the coal in to wagons with least labour involvement and lesser time / power consumption.

Authors and Affiliations

Meda Sandeep
UG Final Year Student, Mechanical Department , Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nalla Sairam
UG Final Year Student, Mechanical Department , Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Gannapuram Ashish
UG Final Year Student, Mechanical Department , Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
R.N.S.V Ramakanth
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Department , Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Material handling, Methodology, Mobile wagon loader, tripper, conveyor, chute, storage silo, G.I Sheet (galvanized iron sheet)

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 2 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 741-745
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1732208
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Meda Sandeep, Nalla Sairam, Gannapuram Ashish, R.N.S.V Ramakanth, " Functional Design and Fabrication of Travelling Type Swivel Chute Wagon Filler - A Prototype, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.741-745, March-April-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1732208

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