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The ICAR-Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology, Ludhiana, Punjab has designed a sensor-based automatic, portable, low cost and compact device as the solution for touch free dispensing of hand sanitizer. It will help the doctors, hospital staff members, media personnel and government officials in maintaining a proper sanitation practice. The prototype consist of a miniature diaphragm pump and IR proximity sensor with microcontroller. The device works on the principle of automatic obstacle detection with infra-red proximity sensor; and actuating the pump with the help of control unit/ microcontroller. This device dispenses the alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer from a tank (adjustable capacity) using a small yet powerful diaphragm pump. The software controls the dispensing volume of about 3ml in one go; which can be further increased or decreased volumetrically, by changing the program in the software. This need based automatic device can dispense touch-free hand sanitizer and can bring down the risk of infection of COVID-19. The developed technology has been licensed and transferred to the two firms viz. M/s Forming and Forging Industries, Gill Road Ludhiana and M/s. Sakhi Soaps (Hindustan Soaps and Salts Company), Prakasam, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh for its large scale production and distribution among the end users. Sh. Dilraj Singh, Managing partner of M/s Forming and Forging Industries, and Shri A. Balaji, Manager of the M/s. Sakhi Soaps had expressed their confidence about potential of the technology to capture the market and to reduce the risk of infection of COVID-19.
The potential of the technology to capture the market and To reduce the risk of infection of COVID-19.
Advantage Over Existing Process/Product
Low cost solution

Reduce the risk of infection of COVID-19.
Cost-Benefit Ratio
Name and Address of Firm/entrepreneur to whom the Technology has been Transferred
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Precaution with Technology

How to Use
Put your hands below the sensor
Contact Details
ICAR-Central Institute for Post harvest Engineering and Technology,Post Office PAU, BehindRadha Swami Satsang Bhawan, Humbran Road,Ludhiana-141004
Phone No.:0161-2308669, Fax No.:0161-2308670,
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