The MSME Tool Room, Hyderabad, Central Institute of Tool Design (CITD) has obtained a patent for the invention entitled “AUTOMATIC MACHINE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CONICAL SHAPED FIREWORKS” for 20 years from the 10th November 2015.
Central Institute of Tool Design signed an MOU with M/s. Standard Fireworks Pvt. Ltd.,(SFPL), Sivakasi and finalized orders worth Rs 11.49 crore for machines for automation processes for various firework projects.SFPL initially had placed an order worth Rs300 lakh for filling up of flower pots and packing, chakkar filling and chakkar winding. As a first project, CITD has taken up for Module-1 (consisting of flower pot chemical filling and packing). The total project consists of 10 different stations like paper cutting & pasting, chemical filling, washer insertion &ramming, mud filling & sealing etc.
The aim of project is to automate the entire above process for relieving human fatigue and to save humans from the hazardous environments. The entire process is minimal human intervention. Hence, it is safe for humans to handle the machine in Fireworks Industry.
This is the first of its kind with fully indigenous technology. CITD and SFPL had filed a joint patent application for this innovation.The uniqueness of machine is that it completely works on the pneumatic system for the entire process of manufacturing. There is no electrical or electronics system used in the process. Therefore, this can avoid most of the fire accidents in field of fireworks industries. Trials were conducted by customer with original chemical in flowerpots and attaining the target production cones of 120 pieces per minute.
The Manual Process of Flowerpot making (Before automation) is shown below :
FLOWERPOT AUTOMATION (SPM)
The photograph of the Machine is given below
CITD is a Govt. of India organisation working under the administrative control of Ministry of MSME. It was established in the year 1968 and is a pioneering institution in training technical personnel in the field of Tool Design, CAD/CAM, Low Cost Automation etc. The Institute is conducting training courses right from Diploma level to Post Graduation.