Design and Fabrication of Areca Nut Dehusking and Slicing Machine
Srinivasa Murthy M,  Anantha kumar L R
Areca nut is a medicinal crop, commonly grown in Southeast-Asian countries and India is one of the largest producer of areca nut. The production of Areca nut in India is about 3.3 lakh tonnes a year.
Areca nut as a medicinal plant helps treating mental and eye disorders like schizophrenia and glaucoma respectively and it is also used as recreational drug to enhance central nervous system.
Considering the growing demand in the current world, there is a need of improving the pace of productivity and processing of the areca nut. Generally the processing of the nut is carried out in the country side. Due to high availability of the labour in these conditions makes processing of the nut cost effective, since the processing is done manually, the productivity of the nut is considerably low i.e. around 3kg/hr.
To improve the productivity range, a research is carried out to develop a machine which could perform all the chores comfortably with less labour. The processing machine comprises of conveying assembly, de-husking assembly, and a seed slicing assembly. The machine is designed to be simple, compact, and easy for installation, with improvement in effective production, decreased labour intensity and safer production.
Before fabricating the machine, the parts are modelled evaluated and assembled using SOLID EDGE V19 software.
Keywords- Areca nut, Dehusking, Slicing Process, Solid Edge.
Cite this Article
Srinivasa Murthy M,  Anantha kumar L R,   "Design and Fabrication of Areca Nut Dehusking and Slicing Machine"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.10, Issue 1, pp.78-81, March 2022, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2201015.pdf