Design and Development of a Continues Palm Nuts Digesting Machine
Asha Saturday, Ogenekaro O. Peter, Obasha Isaac Ojo, Emmanuel Saturday Odomagah, Ayewa Ojeizuabi Amos
The design for the development of a continuous cooked palm nuts digester is conceptualized to reduce material handling in oil palm processing and increase productivity, save time and energy. From economic impact assessment, the machine reduces the cost of acquicission of two or more batch process cooked palm nuts digesters. Using CAE software, SOLIDWORKS the machine is designed and developed. The machine is designed with a barrel capacity of 0.1429 𝑚𝑚3 and an ultimate load of 2.567KN. A worm –beater shaft at a720rpm speed, 0.14m pitch transporting and apparent volume of 0.01588𝑚𝑚3 of palm fruits undergoing digestion per revolution.