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Adapting grain crop seed threshing equipment for processing sesame for streamlining the mechanisation of post-harvest operations

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posted on 2024-05-13, 03:08 authored by Ramadas NarayananRamadas Narayanan, Surya BhattaraiSurya Bhattarai, Vu Hoan Tram, Lewis Hunter
The process of threshing is crucial in separating seeds from harvested plants. Kimseed has recently developed the Multi-thresher CW09(b) for research labs and seed vendors. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Kimseed’s threshing equipment for sesame and determine the optimal setting parameters. Laboratory experiments were conducted with varying levels of rotor speed and blade angle. The Kimseed multi-thresher proved effective for sesame when the rotor speed was between levels 6 to 8, and the blade angle was between levels 1 to 2. The highest capacity of 15.39 kg/h was achieved at the speed of level 8 and the blade angle of level 3. Blade angle level 1 resulted in better threshing efficiency than blade angles 2 and 3, with the threshing efficiency above 97%.

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Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

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Volume

1290

Issue

1

Start Page

1

End Page

10

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

1755-1315

ISSN

1755-1307

Publisher

IOP Publishing

Additional Rights

CC BY 3.0 DEED

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • Yes

Acceptance Date

2023-12-14

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Article Number

012015

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