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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 1846-1854

Effect of Operational Parameter on Loss of Sheath and Power Consumption of Arecanut Sheath Shredder
Shashikumar*, D.J. Shrinivasa, M. Anantachar and M. Veerangouda
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CAE, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India
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Arecanut palm has some beneficial parts, except arecanut as a main produce such as husk, leaves and sheath which can be used for different purpose. Among those, arecanut sheath is one of the raw materials obtained from the arecanut palm. It is mainly used for commercial plate making. But recently the arecanut sheath was investigated to use as a dry fodder for cattle. Therefore, electric motor operated arecanut sheath shredder has been designed for chopping of arecanut sheath into small pieces suitable for animal fodder. The performance of arecanut sheath shredder was evaluated at three different cylindrical cutterhead speeds (13.1, 15.71 and 18.33 m s-1), three feed roller speeds (0.28, 0.36 and 0.45 m s-1) and numbers of knives (2, 3 and 4) was used, the effect of these operational parameters on percentage loss of sheath and power consumption was determined.

Keywords: Arecanut sheath, Arecanut sheath shredder, Fodder, Cattles.

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Shashikumar, D.J. Shrinivasa, M. Anantachar and Veerangouda, M. 2017. Effect of Operational Parameter on Loss of Sheath and Power Consumption of Arecanut Sheath Shredder.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 1846-1854. doi:
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