Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2018: 95.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 1536-1543
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.183


Design of 'Anjul' Seed Metering Mechanism for Round Seeds and its Seed Pattern Characteristics
Vinod Kumar*, Vijaya Rani, Mukesh Jain, Anil Kumar, Sushil Kumar and Naresh
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Seed metering mechanism is the core functional component of any planter. A new seed metering mechanism was developed for round seeds with the cell design termed 'Anjul' aimed to eliminate seed damage and obtain better seed singulation of seeds while metering. The 3D model of the cell and its housing was prepared in design software-Sketch Up. It composed of two semi-circular split seed metering rollers mounted on a mild steel circular flange and a seed box with feeding chute. The seed metering roller was fabricated from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene polymer with the help of a 3D printer. It was tested in sand bed test for its seed distribution characteristics. The accuracy of seed placement was tested for okra seeds. The cell size of 7 mm which was a optimum match to the seed size of okra, at peripheral speed of seed roller of 1.4 kmh-1was selected for the test. It was found that the most of the time, single seed per hill were obtained with the metering mechanism. The maximum coefficient of variation of seed spacing observed was 15.69%. Missing index and multiple indexes were both zero. There was no visible damage to the seed by the planter. A comparison of X-Ray photographs of metered seeds with normal seeds was done for assessing seed damage. No crack or breakage in the metered seed was.


Keywords: Seed metering, Anjul, Okra, Planter, Sand bed test, X-ray test of seeds
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Vinod Kumar, Vijaya Rani, Mukesh Jain, Anil Kumar, Sushil Kumar and Naresh. 2018. Design of 'Anjul' Seed Metering Mechanism for Round Seeds and its Seed Pattern Characteristics.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 1536-1543. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.183