Modeling and Fabrication of Advanced Sorghum Peeler Machine

International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VI, Issue I, January 2019 | ISSN 2321–2705

Modeling and Fabrication of Advanced Sorghum Peeler Machine

Chandramouli T V1, Disha M Nayak2

P. G. Student1, Assistant Professor2,
BMS College of Engineering, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Abstract— Sorghum belongs to the grass family, Gramineae. It is essential that producers know the crop they are cultivating in order to develop the most effective production practices. Sorghum is mainly cultivated in drier areas, especially on shallow and heavy clay soils [3]. The production of sorghum in Karnataka varies from 100 00 tones to 180 00 tons per annum. The Karnataka provinces are the largest contributors to the area planted to sorghum and sorghum production. Here in this study we are modeled and fabricated the advanced SORGHUM peeler machine which is very farmers friendly in operation and economical for the pocket. Here we first modeled the machine using CATIA V5 a 3D modeling software, then started fabricating the machine after taking feedbacks, suggestions from the farmers, in order to produce a machine which helps the farmers to make his job easy, efficient and profitable.

Key Words: 3D Modeling, Fabrication, Sorghum peeler machine, CATIA V5 software etc.

I. INTRODUCTION

Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is an indigenous crop to Karnataka, and through commercial needs and uses may change over time, sorghum will remain a basic staple food for many rural communities [1].
Peeling of the seeds from sorghum is challenging as its very small size and delicate handling. Following are three generally followed methods of peeling sorghum seeds.

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