- Aluminum is the third most abundant
element in the nature and extrusion is valuable due to
commercial fenestration and manufacturing products.
Aluminum profiles are causing severe damage during
the fabrication and installation process. Sawing,
drilling, and tapping are the most common mechanical
damages cause in aluminum profiles when subjected to
the organic coating. Aluminum is interacting with the
Alkali Hydroxides (Ca(OH)2, NaOH, KOH, RbOH, and
CsOH) during the cement-based installation process .
There are several companies that involving to the
manufacturing of aluminum profiles in Sri Lanka. In
Sri Lanka, the film applying process of aluminum
profiles is carried out by human hand. Due to this
problem, companies are looking for solutions to
minimize time consumption and cost.
The aim of this study is to find a possible solution
and design a machine to protect the surface of the
aluminum profiles. The objective is to minimize the time
consuming and cost-effective method for the film
application process. The system was tested with
different profile shapes and results were analyzed with
the existing manual method. We observed that the
designed machine was 87.04% more efficient than the
manual existing method in Sri Lanka.
Keywords : Motor control, Alkali hydroxide, PLC, Organic coating, Aluminum fabrication, Motor drives, Microcontroller.