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Title: Development of a Cutting Machine for Food Material
Authors: Fayose, Folasayo
Keywords: Food materials
cutting machine
size reduction
machine design
Issue Date: 22-Jan-2008
Publisher: Nigeraiian Institution of Agricultural Engineers
Citation: Fayose, F.T. (2007). Development of a Cutting Machine for Food Material JAET Vol. 15, page 58-65.
Series/Report no.: Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology;Vol 15, pp 58-65
Abstract: Cutting is a major operation in food processing. It is time consuming and labour intensive. In Nigeria and most developing countries, it is normally done manually with the exception of a few processing factories where some imported equipment are used. In this study, a low cost motorized, table, rotary cutting machine was designed and fabricated using locally available materials to solve the problems associated with cutting of agricultural and food products in Nigeria. The machine consists of a feeding compartment, cutting compartment, power transmission and outlets. It was designed for cutting vegetables, fruits and confectionaries like chin-chin and salad ingredients. The machine has a throughput of 37.8 g/s. A unit of the machine costs fifteen thousand and four hundred Naira (N15,400.00). The maintenance of the machine is simple and recommended for small holders, local processors and home use.
Description: In Nigerian homes, restaurants, outdoor catering services and snacks centers, cutting operation is usually carried out manually. It is energy and time consuming, tedious, a high risk and back straining operation. Developing a rotary cutter locally will make cooking at home, out door catering and confectionaries easier with good quality products. Also time and energy will be conserved for other useful purpose. The objective of this research is to develop a rotary cutter for cutting fresh/ wet vegetables, confectionary and fruits for small scale food processing.
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/916
ISSN: 2277-1921
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