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Cotton Ball Picking Machine
Name of user/organization : Nattubhai R Wadher | 38 Years| 12th Standard|Farming | Surendra Nagar, Gujarat | SRISTI |
Agri Device/Farm Machineries/Food Processing
Takes the drive from tractor PTO. When the tractor moves forward, the cotton plant comes in between the guides which forward the plants towards the plucking unit. The cotton balls are plucked by rotating star wheels mounted on inclined shaft. The wheels made of fibre belt acts as beaters and detach the balls from plant. These strike the cotton balls and detach them from plants by beating force.Rolling rubber belts carry the balls towards suction pipes on both sides. Aspirators suck the cotton balls through suction pipes Final product is under development . Looking for: Design optimization which includes designing cotton ball picking / harvesting arrangement in such way that harvesting operation does not damage the cotton plants and also un-matured or semi-matured balls on plant. Material optimization in order to reduce the total weight of the machine to reduce the wear & tear , maintenance requirement and reduce the fuel consumption. Overall practical and economical feasibility study , defining market potential of the machine and preparation of overall business plan

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