Innovative automatic fruit feeling machines by Pelamatic

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Robito Almendra – Helps to separate Almonds from Cover

You can see various other good products from Pelamatic at their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsDwZjxbrlxz_MbHOEF6GJw

Innovative Products from Pelamatic for fruits and vegetables peeling

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Recently we come to know about some of the interesting machines used for peeling fruits and vegetables from Pelamatic located at Valencia, Spain. Do watch the videos of the machines,
Orange Peel –  The founder of the company (José Pérez) wanted to make a machine that will peel the many oranges ate. And after a few nights of reflection and thinking got invent the only machine able to peel oranges in the market.

Robito Vaina – Designed to shell easily and quickly for shelling beans and peas.

The Solar Power Tree – An Intervention by Indian Scientist aimed at Utilizing Minimum Land to Harness Maximum Solar Energy

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CSIR-CMERI,Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI), Durgapur, West Bengal has designed and developed a “Solar Power Tree” to harness maximum solar energy utilising minimum land – In general, it requires about 3.5 acres of land to produce 1 MW of solar power. For any state in the country to survive on green energy there will be requirement of thousands of acres of land. The acquisition of land is a major issue for private sector industry. Solar Power Tree addresses the biggest hurdle of land requirements to gainfully utilise solar power.

Solar Power Tree is an intervention against land constraints. It harnesses solar energy for producing electricity with an innovative vertical arrangement of solar cells. It thus reduces the requirement of land while keeping the land character intact. It even enables utilisation of the cultivable land for solar energy harnessing along with farming at the same time.

The Salient Features of the Solar Power Tree are:

  • It takes much less land of only 4 sq ft for a 5 kW Solar Power Tree as compared to 400 sq ft of land required in case of the conventional Solar Photovoltaic layout;
  • It holds the panels at a higher height – thus gets more sun (by 1 hour) in a day in comparison to that in conventional layout on ground; Thus, it is possible to harness 10-15% more power;
  • It is facilitated with water sprinkler at the top for self-cleaning of panels;
  • The paddy lands or agro-gardens or roads can be utilized for production of green power keeping land scape/cultivation unaltered;
  • Applicable for both rural and urban areas.

In future, it is possible to harness 10% more power by rotating panel direction twice in a day by using a module that aligns itself with the movement of sun. Also, aesthetic aspects would be incorporated in the design of solar tree to landscape the land.

The Specifications for 5 KW Solar Power TREE are:

  • Peak Power: 5KW;
  • Full Load Capacity: 60% of the Peak;
  • Battery Back Up: 2 hrs. (Full load);
  • Cost: INR 5 Lakh;
  • Footprint: 4 sq. ft.;
  • Arial Span: 25 ft. Dia,
  • Warranty: Panel: 25 Years.

The technology developed under the leadership of Dr. SN Maity, Chief Scientist, CSIRCMERI, has been licensed to: M/s Vibes Solar Solution India LLP, Kolkata. The process is under way to license the technology to more companies.

For further details, please contact: Dr. SN Maity Chief Scientist, CSIR-CMERI e-mail: drsnmaity@yahoo.com

Watch “Solar Power Tree” news covered by “Voice of America”

Reference :  CSIR Press Release

Culticycle – A pedal powered tractor by Farmhack

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Culticycle ( as shown in below video ) is a pedal powered tractor prototyped by farmhack for cultivation and seeding, built from lawn tractor, ATV, and bicycle parts.

Speed : Speed is 3 – 4 mph depending on choice of gearing and pedaling speed.

Benefits : Small tractors do many jobs very well and very fast, but also consume fuel, compact soil, cost a lot, and cause physical damage to the operator – mainly spine and joint problems. Many of their jobs could be done, slower but better, by human pedal power. This Culticycle is better for operator’s body, less soil compaction, no fuel use, cheaper than a tractor; easily adaptable to specific needs.
Material used for prototype :

  • the front ends of 2 bikes welded together at 42” on center;
  • a lawn tractor differential mounted in a unistrut rectangle for a rear end , with 3/4″ round axles and 20” ATV tires;
  • a bike frame welded above the rear end with motorcycle sprocket and chain driving the differential (a springloaded idler tensions the chain);
  • a belly mount lift to hold cultivators, seeders, etc.;
  • a bike handlebar, separate from the bike frame and joined to the front end, steering the front wheels.
  • The materials are rebar, unistrut, landscape rake tines, and parts from bikes, an ATV, and a lawn tractor.

Human Effort Required : The effort required is similar to climbing a 10 degree slope on a seventies Schwinn 3 speed.

It attempts to show that human pedal power can do some jobs of small tractors, albeit in twice the time, and that the design can be simple enough that no extra weight is needed for traction.

Status : This prototype was built for testing: a more easily buildable version is in the works.

More Videos : are available at http://farmhack.net/tools/culticycle

Contact for this tractor : http://farmhack.net/users/green-tractor-farm

Credit : http://farmhack.net