MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 220, 20182018 The 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, System and Control Engineering (ICMSC 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Mechanical and Electronic Engineering|
|Published online||29 October 2018|
Dual Axis Shadow Tracker
1 Process Energy and Environmental Technology Station, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Electrical & Electronics Department, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Solar automatic fire tracker & extinguisher system is a new innovation technology and designed by our technology station (Process, Energy and Environmental Technology Station, University of Johannesburg) in combination with the characteristic of heat & fire detection apparatus. This industrial automation fire extinguisher have a platform with 90 degree of freedom and the DC motor base wheel will be passive or active, fixed or steerable according to system logic control unit to target a fire source. To get the system more effective and flexible the wheel will regulate with two characteristics: 1. Wheel spinning, 2. driving control. The whole system will operate by Solar energy source because it can be use in remote areas where it is too difficult to extend the electricity power grid connection to the fire extinguisher (solar extinguisher is not fix unit, it will always travel from one place to another place to find photon and detect flame). The most fun about the project is to watch him navigate from light source to light source trying desperately to stay alive. This character is the secondary operation when the battery status under the level of 60%.
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