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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Design And Fabrication Of Mint Plucker Using Cam Mechanism

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AUTHOR(S)

Sambath Kumar M, Shanmugavel S, Surean A R, Srinivasan S

 

KEYWORDS

Agriculture, Cam mechanism, Clamping, Collector, Mint, Plucker, Steel roller.

 

ABSTRACT

In our country, the agriculture is one of the foremost business which is done by many people. The mint is the important crop which are cultivated in a wide variety of soil and weather conditions. The purpose of the product is to pluck the mint and then it can be stored in a separate tray or container. There are nearly around 60,000 hectares of land with estimated production of 12,000 tonnes of mint is cultivated in India. The mint is used by all class peoples due to its low cost. The operation of the project is the mint is plucked by using a cam operated mechanism. During the first 180-degree rotation of the roller contact in the cam profile the mint leaves gets clamped by the movable arm and then it is plucked. Then during the next 180-degree rotation of the roller in the cam profile the movable arm gets release and then the plucked leaves are stored in the separate tray. For the operation purpose there is no need of any external power source. It is full of manually operated and the design is very simple. So, if there is any wear occurs during the operation it can be replaced easily. The maintenance and the operating cost for the product is very low. The farmers mainly get benefited by this product rather than taking human beings to work in the farm land. This mint plucker might be the solution to the problems faced by a small-scale farmer regarding the cost and labour implementation. After testing this machine in farm, it is found that the cost of mint plucking using this machine is considerably less as compare to manual harvesting.

 

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