Determination of Optimum Seed Detaching Force for the Development of Prototype Threshing Unit for Cumin Seed


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  • S V PATHAK Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth Dapoli - 415 712, Maharashtra
  • A K MEHTA Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth Dapoli - 415 712, Maharashtra
  • P B GAIKWAD Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth Dapoli - 415 712, Maharashtra

Abstract

Cumin is extensively cultivated in the arid and semi arid regions of India. Mechanical properties of cumin play an important role in designing and developing of the threshing and other processing machineries for cumin. Cumin, being a delicate seed crop with hard and thorny stems gets damaged easily, posing problem during processing in conventional threshers. AVANI-111 is a cumin variety sown in Rabi season and extensively grown in the state of Rajasthan. The research findings i.e. detaching force required for the development of prototype threshing unit for cumin crop is described in this paper. The test was conducted at 9.01 percent (db) seed moisture level and the result shows no significant effect of seed dimension on seed detaching force. The mean force required for seed detaching was measured to be 0.408+ 0.146 N. The results obtained can be effectively utilized for optimal use of the material of construction and power source for prototype development.

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2017-11-22

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2017-06-30

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PATHAK, S. V., MEHTA, A. K., & GAIKWAD, P. B. (2017). Determination of Optimum Seed Detaching Force for the Development of Prototype Threshing Unit for Cumin Seed. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 35(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/JISCAR/article/view/76004