International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering - ACSME 2014
Author(s) : MD. AREFIN KOWSER , MUHAMMAD HURMUTUL ISLAM
It is important to improve materials property for the application in engineering fields. In pharmaceutical industries, there are different materials used for different purposes collected from foreign countries whereas the factory uses machine in Bangladesh. In pharmaceutical industries, crimping machine is used at Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) plant to crimp body and head part of the aluminium can. For this, Clamp Sleeve is used as the part of crimping mechanism which was purchased from foreign countries. Due to the continuous action of the clamp sleeve to the crimping tong the inner surface of the clamp sleeve get corroded and also due to surface roughness the pressure of the clamp sleeve to the crimping tong is not uniform, for which it is unable to provide desire shape crimping quality. The clamp sleeve is replaced frequently whenever the crimping appearance fails to meet compliance. Clamp Sleeve Spare parts has been arranged or purchased from the foreign countries like Switzerland which can be matter of receipt the object a certain time, huge price and also need to dedicate people to follow up and maintain the sufficient stock. To minimize the time interval of availability of the clamp sleeve with reasonable price, the clamp sleeve spare parts of the crimping machine has been developed using the local shaped low carbon steel material.