Fabrication of Automated Scrap Collector Cum Scrubber for Production Industries

  • R. BhoopathiEmail author
  • K. Karthikeyan
  • J. Balamurugan
  • S. Krishnakanth
  • T. Dharan Raj
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The world is tremendously transforming toward automation that once stood in performing all the works by the manual method. Automation serves as a bridge that shows the path from inefficient work to efficient works. Traditionally, the cleaning processes are done by the manual method. Since the world is getting more technologically advanced, we discover new technology in our day-to-day life. Automation in the cleaning process is becoming more popular and is becoming a regular practice. The automatic cleaning process provides efficient and non-hazardous cleaning method. The main objective of this project is that we are cleaning the floor surfaces using a remote-controlled floor cleaner. It is primarily a tadpole design. Various load conditions are analyzed for designing the cleaner. The frame is made of Aluminum 6061. The wheels are made of Nylocast plastic using a lathe machine. The cleaner is driven using two 12 V 100 rpm DC motors. These two DC motors are controlled by the motor driver L293D. This cleaner is operated by mobile with the help of Wi-Fi module ESP8266. The Wi-Fi module is programmed using the Arduino Uno software. The brush which is used to clean the surfaces is made of Nylocast plastic and it is fixed in the frame using the bearings to clean the surface. The brush is controlled by a sewing machine motor. Batteries are used to power the motors and it can be recharged with solar panels. This machine finds its applications in the area of manufacturing, agriculture, and home utilities. This machine has other applications such as collecting the scrap materials in industries. It may be also used for collecting the dried grains in the field of agriculture. This machine can also be attached with blades to be used as a lawnmover. Since it is controlled by mobile, it reduces the efforts of human in the cleaning processes. It also promotes the mantra “SWACHH BHARAT” and creates awareness among people in making our country clean.


Tadpole Remote control Wi-Fi module DC motor Brush Battery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bhoopathi
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Karthikeyan
    • 1
  • J. Balamurugan
    • 1
  • S. Krishnakanth
    • 1
  • T. Dharan Raj
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSri Sai Ram Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia

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