Design and Fabrication of Floor Conveyor
In most of the companies heavy loads were moved either with help of cranes or conveyors. The conveyors are cheaper and it is suitable for small scale industries. These conveyors are constrained and can move the load in only one direction. In this project an effort has been put forth to design a multidirectional conveyor with help of ball bearings which can handle the load at different directions. Floor conveyor consists of ball bearings & shaft that makes the load to move at any directions. In olden days logs were used to move heavy loads from one place to another we developed those concept further and found conveyors, further improvement leads to the floor conveyor with multidirectional movement. Multidirectional is achieved by amalgamation of two ball bearings which is connected by a small shaft.
L. Srinivasan "Design and Fabrication of Floor Conveyor", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 4795-4798, 2012