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Design and Manufacturing of Coconut Kernel Cutting Machine

Author(s):

K. Mugunthan , BANNARI AMMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; P. Arun Kumar, BANNARI AMMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; J. Nithya Prabha, BANNARI AMMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY; S. Aravinth, BANNARI AMMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Keywords:

Coconut Kernel Cutting Machine

Abstract

The purpose of the project is to design, fabricate and manufacture of coconut kernel cutting machine. The design concept is that meat cutting of the coconut is accomplished by pneumatic press. The machine consists of five main parts such as: Machine frame, Vertical slab, Double acting cylinder, Pneumatic system and Tanks receiving coconut juice and cut fruits. The machine parts contacting edible parts of the coconut are made of food-grade stainless steel. In this operation, a young coconut is allowed to fall from the hopper on the cutting base and the pneumatic control is switched on, so that the double acting cylinder gets actuated and hence the coconut is automatically moved to the pressing unit and it gets crushed. The coconut juice flows down to the tank while the cut coconut meats are separated and moved into the other tank. The machine is found to operate safely without damage to the coconut meats.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I120473
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2018
Page(s): 844-846

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