At your service: Gurgaon students develop automated tool-handler
June, 02nd 2008
Won't life be just be so much easier if you could remain seated and all the things you needed arrived at a click of a button? Three students of the Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon Tanusree Sen, Aditya Sharma and Ravinder Hooda have come up with a system that can do just that.
Their system, called the Low Cost Automated Tool-Handling System recently received the best project award in the mechanical stream for 2007-08, given by the Faridabad Industrial Association (FIA). It can make workshop and manufacturing easier and can be programmed to get papers and small tools at the clicking of a button without the owner having to move. Several detachable racks are made inside the closet-like system where many articles of use can be kept.
We asked a lot of manufacturers before going ahead with our project. Almost everyone said that a automated tool-handling system is one of the primary needs of the industry, says Tanusree, a final year student. The machine was built as a part of the final year project.
Aditya says this is the first time such a model has been prepared in India. A similar machine, worth crores of rupees, is available only in Germany where they use it for making BMW cars, he says. The project took us around eight months and Rs.70, 000 to complete but I feel it was all worth it, he says.