DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A SQUARE WIRE MESH TYPE OF POTATO GRADER

Authors

  • Sunil Gulati ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA (HP)- HQ
  • Sukhwinder Singh ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA (HP)- HQ
  • Brajesh Nare ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA (HP)- HQ

Keywords:

Wire mesh type, size grading, power transmission, Output capacity

Abstract

Grading is an important operation for preparing potatoes for seed and commercial purposes. An improved
square wire mesh type of potato grader, has been designed and developed. Major systems of the grader are the main frames,
grading mechanism and power transmission system. Grading unit consists mainly of three numbers of grading sieves
having 52, 32 and 20 mm size square openings made out of 8 SWG MS wire. Conveyor belt system (take in conveyor) has
been provided for uniform feeding of potatoes to the grading mechanism. The grader can grade the potatoes in four size
grades e.g. < 20 mm, 20-32, 32 -52 and > 52 mm. The output capacity of this grader is 5-6 t/h and its would reduce the cost
of grading by 68.18%.

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Author Biographies

Sunil Gulati, ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA (HP)- HQ

SCIENTIST SG (FM&P)
   

Sukhwinder Singh, ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA (HP)- HQ

Scientist SG (FM&P)

Brajesh Nare, ICAR- CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SHIMLA (HP)- HQ

Scientist (FM&P)

Published

2018-07-16

How to Cite

Gulati, S., Singh, S., & Nare, B. (2018). DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A SQUARE WIRE MESH TYPE OF POTATO GRADER. Potato Journal, 45(1). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/76670

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