Design and Fabrication of Pneumatic Platform Control

Design and Fabrication of Pneumatic Platform Control
Authors : Santhoskumar Sathasivam , Jeyaram M, Hari Prasad R
Publication Date: 16-03-2017


Author(s):  Santhoskumar Sathasivam , Jeyaram M, Hari Prasad R

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 6 - Issue. 03 , March - 2017

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV6IS030253


The aim of the project is to design and fabricate a model to fill the clearance gap between the platform and the train car. The project deals with an idea to reduce the accidents that occur usually at stations when the train begins to move or comes to rest. The major components required to design the pneumatic controller are double acting cylinder, 5/2 way level operated directional control valve, pneumatic tubes and latex rubber. Double acting cylinder works as a pneumatic actuator and has a rod at its end which is fixed to the latex rubber. Latex rubber is preferred because of its properties like low friction and high elastic limit. The elastic nature of the rubber is used to regain its original shape once the stress is removed. The 5/2 way lever operated directional control valve is a switch which causes extension and retraction motion in the cylinder.


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