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Heat-based automated on-the-road painting machine

Mas Rosemal Hakim, Mas Omar and Mailah, Musa (2017) Heat-based automated on-the-road painting machine. Jurnal Mekanikal, 40 (1). pp. 53-70. ISSN 2289-3873

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the design and development of a semi-automated road painting machine. The system design incoporates an electric bicycle as the prime mover to be driven by a human operator, which hauls a mobile platform that carries an automated and heat assisted paint delivery mechanism, capable of producing different straight line (single or double) patterns on the road. An Arduino-based microcontroller was used to execute data communication between the system devices through a written programming code for the operation of a desired painting task. A safety lamp and a camera with a reasonably large LCD screen were installed onto the system as additional commercially attractive features. A working prototype of semi automated road lane painting machine that intergrates mechanical, electric/electronic and computer control parts was tested in actual road conditions. The test indicated that 30% of the diluted paint mixture produces the best performance.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Design process, semi-automated, Arduino microcontroller, paint system, electric bicycle
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:80353
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:10 May 2019 15:16
Last Modified:10 May 2019 15:16

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