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Design and Fabrication of Automatic Fruit Slicer Machine

Author(s):

Ritesh Dnyaneshwar Wankhede , K.D.K. College of engineering; Rajesh Manekar, K.D.K. college of engineering; Mohit Ghodmare, K.D.K. college of engineering

Keywords:

Design, Performance Evaluation, Fruits and Vegetables, Slicing Machine, Throughput Capacity, Slicing Efficiency

Abstract

An automatic fruit slicing machine was designed, fabricated and evaluated for performance. The major component of machine includes hopper, mainframe, slicing unit, shaft, pulley, bearing, electric motor and outlet. The machine is powered by a three phase, 1440 rpm and 1KW electric motor. The performance of the machine was evaluated in slicing two selected fruits (banana and apple), grouped into three sizes (small, medium and large) at five speeds of 39 rpm, 41 rpm, 43rpm, 46 rpm and 48 rpm respectively. The parameters that were investigated were slicing efficiency and throughput capacity. The medium and large size samples gave a good result for apple with at a speed 41 rpm with capacities and efficiencies of 72 kg/h, 88 kg/h, 97% and 94% respectively. The small and medium size grade of banana we achieved at speed of 41 rpm gave a capacities and efficiencies of 44 kg/h, 71 kg/h, 91% and 96% respectively. The machine is therefore observed to perform best at the optimum speed of 41rpm for all the fruits. The result of the study shows that the machine can slice different fruits and vegetables satisfactorily with slices ranging from 9-10 mm thickness were obtained.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I20236
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2019
Page(s): 297-299

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