Modelling and Analysis of Design and Performance Indices of Apple Harvesting Machine using SOLIDWORKS
Suhail Nazir Wani, Munish Baboria
Apple harvesting is one of the most popular fruit growing activities pertaining to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. It has become the predominant source of income and employment due to restrained resource endowments in other sectors. The workers in plucking are facing several health issues especially muscoskeletal issues due to the present system of plucking. The paper provide remedy to burning issues which the workers are facing during practice of harvesting in a cost-effective way. Apple plucking system will be designed in accordance with the principle of ergonomics. It will make plucking process optimized in terms of labour, cost and above all, in terms of safety concerns. Data pertaining to research was collected through survey at different sites of the Kashmir region and data so obtained formed the basis of the design of machine parts for the proposed harvesting system. The sketches were modelled using SOLIDWORKS. Individual modelled part intended to be used in proposed apple harvesting system were investigated for stress, deflection. The result validates the safe design of system so designed and permits its fabrication into working model.
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Unique Paper ID: 157593

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 7

Page(s): 604 - 614
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