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
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.
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:
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch “Solar Power Tree” news covered by “Voice of America”
Reference : CSIR Press Release
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 :
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