Design and Development of Automatic Stirrup Bending Mechanism
Keywords:Wiper motor; Microcontroller; Proximity sensors;Pisto Cylinder arrangement; Direction Control Valve; Guide Roller; LCD Keybord.
In the construction of any structure major work is done by labour. In column or beam there are
many horizontal and vertical rods to support the concrete, they are required to be tied together so that they
give enough strength to the structure. Square or any trapezoidal shape stirrups are used to tie rod together by
means of tight wires. In small construction sites workers bend stirrup using traditional way. There is no other
way to make stirrup with less human effort. And for this reason automation is required which is the objective
of the project presented.
It is possible to decrease construction lead time with increase of the stirrup bending rate by automation only.
Here an attempt is made to design and develop an ―Automated Stirrup Bending Mechanism‖ (ASBM) using
the principles of hydraulics and electronics. Its use reduces a lot of labour cost, effort and construction lead
time and production of various sizes of stirrup and accuracy increases.