Idea - FICS


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Zainab Shah
Abdul Rehman Muhammad

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Idea Details

Idea Name: ARMS
Slogan: Automated Rover Manipulator System
Supervisor Name: Dr. Sajjad Haider Zaidi
Supervisor Designation: Professor
Supervisor School: PNEC
Supervisor Department: Power & Research Lab
Contact number: +92 321 3888853
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    An autonomous robotic lift that picks up heavy switchgear equipment from ground level onto a rover system that transports it to workstations over distances that are unsafe for a human workforce.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    In Pakistan, the human workforce is used to haul and transport non-palletized loads in factories which causes irreversible damage to the health of factory workers and can cause disability. The ARM System will automate this process, increase productivity and remove safety hazards.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   The system is being developed for a company that manufacture switchgear systems and requires hauling of heavy loads in their factory. The system is adaptable to similar industries in Pakistan and can benefit in removing safety hazards, increasing working standards and reducing human labour.
How will the solution works
    The solution involves a two-tier system. The first is a lift system using a SCARA configuration and the second is a transport system using an automated guided vehicular system. The lift system will be installed where heavy loads are to be lifted e.g. storage or assembly areas. The transport system will shuttle the load wherever needed. Technicians can order the system to bring loads via an integrated communication system.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Currently, Pakistan Automation, C&M Automation, Innovative Engineers Inc. are the leaders in the local industry, however, at this level, no such competitor exists. Our system is different as it is aligned with the needs of a specific industry. Our solution can adapt to multiple industry scenarios.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2021-01-10 (1441)