Five young engineering students Nilkantha Gadakh, Nilkantha Dashrath Gaikwad Ganesh Balasaheb, Jondhale Shailesh Bhausaheb, Anarase Ganesh Raosaheb from K K Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nashik developed Automatic sugarcane juicer with the help of their guide Prof M R Pardeshi.
The conventional sugarcane juice machines normally have two powered crushing rollers which do not crush the cane in a single crush, hence providing low juice extraction efficiency. The operators have to continuously handle the sugarcane which carries the risk of hand injury. Also, it makes the juice unhygienic Some sugarcane juice extractors allow extracting the juice in a single pass, but the feeding of sugarcane into the machine is again with manual help. In these crushers, the openings provided for the entry and exit of sugarcane. Thes openings remain open when idle. The presented machine provides 20 per cent increase in juice extraction efficiency as compared to the existing machines. The selected methodology and design are very effective in reducing the fiber content in juice, with very little fiber deposition on juice extracting rollers. Cleaning system contributes to improved juice quality by quick removal of juice from crusher components. Crusher inlet and outlet closures help prevent the introduction of foreign matter while machine is in working state. Manual work is limited to storing of clean sugarcane in the storage box and giving instructions to the machine by operating switches, completely isolating the operator from any injury or accidents.
We have not found any patent or published article in searchable database on automatic sugarcane juicer (both patent and non-patent database). This innovation presents an automatic and compact sugarcane juicer with higher juice extraction efficiency, lesser power consumption and effective isolation to prevent injury to the operator, also producing clean and hygienic juice.
For this innovation Automatic sugarcane juicer, they received appreciation award in Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Award 2016 organized by SRISTI at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi