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The Design and Construction of a Melon Shelling Machine using Locally Available Materials


The Design and Construction of a Melon Shelling Machine using Locally Available Materials
Authors : Asibeluo Imonifewo Stephen, Abu Lukman A.
Publication Date: 19-03-2015

Authors

Author(s):  Asibeluo Imonifewo Stephen, Abu Lukman A.

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Vol. 4 - Issue 03 (March - 2015)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV4IS030375

Abstract

Melon shelling in most part of the world is usually done manually by hand, and like all manual operations, it is time consuming and strenuous. The design and construction of motorized melon shelling machine using impact method was done in order to meet the domestic, commercial and industrial demand of melon for food processing and for other industrial uses. The Melon shelling machine is made up of the following main units; hopper, shelling chamber, electric motor and supporting base. The shelling chamber consists of the shelling drum, the shelling vanes and shelling disc. The machine was made from locally sourced materials and it can be used in both urban and rural areas. The average percentage performance of the melon shelling machine was found to be 94.78%.

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