Design and Experiment of a Peanut Shelling Machine

Sun, Q. and Wang, C. and Wang, Z. and et al, . (2017) Design and Experiment of a Peanut Shelling Machine. Agricultural Research, 6 (3). pp. 304-311.

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Peanut is an important economic crop and there are strict requirements for the degree of damage to peanut seed, seed coat and germ, which are difficult to guarantee by an ordinary sheller. Manual operation often cannot satisfy modern agricultural production due to heavy labor intensity, low efficiency and work quality. For the above reasons, a suitable peanut shelling machine is needed to replace manual operation and conventional sheller. A peanut shelling machine has been designed, which imitated manual peanut peeling method. The mechanical structure of the peanut shelling machine consists of a frame, a feeding mechanism, a pneumatic gripper and peanut shelling positioning mechanism. The control system is composed of a MCU, LCD 12864 liquid-crystal display, and keys. Experimental results showed that, the peanut shelling rate is 20/min and the success rate is 92.3%. Furthermore, it provided a new approach to achieve automatic peanut shelling operation and well-satisfied agricultural production.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peanut, Sheller, Machine, Design
Author Affiliation: School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Liaocheng University, Liaocheng 252059, China
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 08:57
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