The Float-Ram is a novel kind of human-powered press for raw earth blocks. It is able to provide very high performance, while maintaining a limited cost, due to some technical characteristics like: •the adoption of a floating mould, which provides a bi-directional pressing action in simple way; •Optimized kinematic structure, based on a cam-roller transmission system; •General mechanical simplicity, since the node of all kinematic pairs is constituted by a single shaft. Therefore the Float-Ram can be considered as an important media for the diffusion of high-quality raw earth building in developing Countries.

Float-ram: a new human powered press for earth blocks / Ferraresi, Carlo; Franco, Walter; Quaglia, Giuseppe. - ELETTRONICO. - 1:(2014), p. 321. ((Intervento presentato al convegno III Congress of the University Network for Development Cooperation (CUCS Torino 2013) tenutosi a Torino nel 19-21 september 2013.

Float-ram: a new human powered press for earth blocks

FERRARESI, Carlo;FRANCO, WALTER;QUAGLIA, Giuseppe
2014

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The Float-Ram is a novel kind of human-powered press for raw earth blocks. It is able to provide very high performance, while maintaining a limited cost, due to some technical characteristics like: •the adoption of a floating mould, which provides a bi-directional pressing action in simple way; •Optimized kinematic structure, based on a cam-roller transmission system; •General mechanical simplicity, since the node of all kinematic pairs is constituted by a single shaft. Therefore the Float-Ram can be considered as an important media for the diffusion of high-quality raw earth building in developing Countries.
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