Advanced Study on Electrically Operated Multipurpose Trolley

The current paper is about the design and construction of an industrial trolley that can be used to transport luggage or other objects from one location to another. A trolley is useful for moving various objects from one location to another in our everyday lives or even at work, depending on the situation. Trolleys may be made of plastic, metal, or wood, depending on what is being transported. The shape and scale of the trolley’s wheels will also differ depending on the type of ground it travels over and the work environment. Trollies are used to transport goods in shopping malls, airports, and factories. Passengers in airports use trollies to transport their luggage to the check-in counters. They can encounter higher weight issues at check-in, forcing them to pay an excess baggage fee or dispose of just a few essential things. At check-in, this causes an unpleasant and awkward situation. And if the passenger is elderly or a senior citizen, the situation becomes even more tense. In addition, a survey conducted at Muscat airport using a prepared questionnaire showed the need for significant improvements in current trollies in terms of luggage handling comfort, loading and unloading of luggage, and the need for luggage weight at the time of loading. In addition, many food and kitchen industries use trollies to collect and transport goods to stores after they have been weighed. The Arduino-based electronically controlled steerable trolley built here aims to resolve a few of these main issues by directly measuring the weight of the objects on the trolley and allowing for easy movement using battery power. AUTOCAD was used to build the trolley, and CREO V3 was used to perform a stress analysis on the structure. The fabrication is finished according to the specification and put through its paces. The trolley’s testing revealed that for a maximum load of 90 kg, including the weight of the passengers, the time taken to travel on a smooth horizontal airport surface for a distance of 10 m at full and half rated motor speed is only 7 seconds and 9.6 seconds, respectively. At the Muscat airport, the trolley was also successfully checked for elevated slope, requiring an additional 25 seconds at full rated speed at maximum loading condition of 90 kg. The trolley also has a few extra features, such as photovoltaic system technology for charging smart devices and a sliding platform for fast loading and unloading of goods. Various disadvantages of traditional trolleys, such as unnecessary human labour and increased time commitment, were minimised. Future work would require the use of lighter aluminium alloy materials and solar panels to power the trolley.

Author (s) Details

Al Sult Al Kharusi
College of Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Dinesh Keloth Kaithari
College of Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Parimal S. Bhambare
College of Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

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