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Development of dryer system for laundry business

Hanafi, Dirman and Mohd Zaid, Amran and Johari, Ayob and Shahbudin, Izaidah (2010) Development of dryer system for laundry business. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Pendidikan Kejuruteraan dan Keusahawanan , 25-26 September 2010, Kelantan, Malaysia.


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Today, some laundry businesses still use traditional mechanism to dry laundries after wash. This method is done by hanging up them on the wire, especialy for comforter under the sunshine eventhough they had been spinned dry by using machine. Problems will happen when it is raining, they need to pick up to prevent them from wet again and several workers are needed. To solve this problem, a dryer system is developed by constructing the dryer room which can be used in sunshine day and rainy day. On the sunshine day, the drying process purely using sunshine through autoamtic roof opening of the room. While on rainy day, the drying process is done by blowing up hot air to the wet laundries. This system is controlled using microcontroller and two sensors are used. They are rain sensor to detect rain and send massege to the controller to open or close the roof and humidity sensor to detect the room humidity. The humidity is corelated with dry conditon of laundries. When, the humidity is high it means the laundres still wet and the controller should switch on the heater and fan. The simulation results using the prototype of dryer system show that the objective of the research has been justified. The developed dryer system in some way has helped the traditional laundry businesses to improve their businees productivity and save operational cost.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional laundry business; automatic roof; microcontroller; rainy
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ212-225 Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Robotic and Mechatronic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 04:48
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:44
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3131
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