DesignOf An Automated Thermostat Testing Station

Document Type : Primary Research paper


Department of Robotics and Automation Engineering, PSG College of Engineering, India


In today’s competitive world designs are developed to simplify and improve quality wherever and whenever necessary. Certain tasks completed by human labour are necessary but are monotonous and dangerous. Designs aim to eliminate such risks by performing these specific tasks. At present complete non-intervention of humans is not at a great scale but will soon turn into a reality. The rise in technology and modernization has led people from unskilled sector to shift to the skilled sector. A novel automation system that tests thermostats are designed that would solve these problems and that aims to provide higher efficiency. The designed automated system measures the amount of metal (copper) that extends in the thermostat during the heating at a cycle time of a maximum of 8 seconds. The water bath must be maintained between 95°-99°C. The time of the thermostat in the water bath must be between 150-800 seconds and the range of metal that extends in the thermostat must be between 7-12 mm. The condition put forth is the optimum condition to measure the validity of the thermostat. The result of this design must classify the thermostat as a valid or defective item. The testing system is designed based on these considerations. The industry at present is seeking a design that is efficient, cost effective, high performing, and mainly which fulfils the conditions put forth at a shorter time span than the existing solutions.