Global Advanced Research Journal of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (GARJETI) SSN: 2315-5124 July 2012 Vol. 1(4), pp 085-088

Copyright © 2015 Global Advanced Research Journals   

 

Review

Development of a yam peeling machine 

Adetoro K. A. 

Mechanical Engineering unit, Faculty of Engineering, Osun state Polythechnic Iree, P.M.B 301 Iree,  Osun state, Nigeria. 

E-mail: ajyinka@yahoo.com 

Accepted 17 July 2012

 

Abstract

Almost all forms of yam tuber processing required that the yam be peeled. These peeling processes face a significant problem of time consuming and inefficiency due to loss of a substantial part of the yam by manual peeling. In order to ameliorate the resulting fatigue and to reduce the amount of time consumed and at the same time improve the peeling efficiency a mechanical yam peeler was designed, fabricated and tested. The peeler consists of a drum eccentrically mounted on a shaft rotating at various speeds ranging between 20 rpm and 50 rpm. This speed of rotation was achieved by means of pulley and belt arrangement. The spins on the drum serves as the abrasive where the peeling is done. The efficiency of the machine ranges 80% and 95% depending on the speed of rotation of the drum and the size and shape of the yam tuber. 

Keywords: Yam, Peeler, Designed, Evaluation.

Related Articles


Original Research Articles
Zohri, A. A and Marwa Abdel-Kareem, M
Four strains of yeasts: as effective biocontrol agents against both growth and mycotoxins formation by selected 11 toxigenic fungi
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Eng. Technol. Innov. December 2018 Vol: 7(8): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (296 KB)
Venkates CK, Madhu Tyagi, Ganesh L
Fundamental analysis and stock returns: An Indian evidence.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Eng. Technol. Innov. December 2012 Vol: 1(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (165 KB)
Adamu Shahidah A., Nazidi Ibrahim, Salau I. A. and Sambo S
Proximate Composition and Microbial Load of Locally and Laboratory Produced Bambara Nut Condiment
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Eng. Technol. Innov. December 2018 Vol: 7(8): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (127 KB)
Khairy S Ismail, Hamid M Mahjoub, Kuna Abdulilah, Hassan A Elkheir and Umbeli Taha
Study of Patient Safety Regarding Blood Transfusion in four Hospitals in Khartoum State
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Eng. Technol. Innov. April 2017 Vol: 6(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (89 KB)
Karthikeyan G, Shamim G Sheikh and Purushotham Chippala
Test-retest reliability of short form of berg balance scale in elderly people
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Eng. Technol. Innov. July 2012 Vol: 1(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (228 KB)
Review
Mehmet Sait Cengiz
Evaluation of Smart Grids and Turkey
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Eng. Technol. Innov. September 2014 Vol: 3(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (289 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Adetoro KA on Google Scholar
Adetoro KA on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 1688
Printed 732
Downloaded 4418
Powered By iPortal Works