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Human Powered Press for Raw Earth Blocks

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C. Ferraresi, W. Franco, G. Quaglia

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Paper No. IMECE2011-62691, pp. 579-588; 10 pages
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Design and Manufacturing
  • Denver, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5489-1
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


This paper concerns the study and design of a human powered press for raw earth compressed blocks. The first section considers a commercial model of such a press, in order to emphasize all necessary operations for the production of raw earth bricks, as well as the functional characteristics required to realize blocks of good quality. In particular, a kinematic analysis of the cam-roller mechanism used in the bi-directional compression phase is presented. In the second section a new solution of bi-directional press is proposed, aimed at simplifying the machine architecture, reducing costs and achieving an optimized functionality.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME
Topics: Power presses



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