AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE
Explain your project in details:
The main objective of the machine is to cut the cocoa pods and to separate cocoa beans from cocoa pods automatically. The other objective of the machine is to • Reduce the time required for pod cutting and bean separation. • Reduce injuries. • Reduce labour cost. • Reduce wastage of cocoa beans • Reduce electricity consumption. THIS MACHINE CONSISTS OF FOUR UNITS. Input Unit(loading unit)- Here we put the cocoa pods which is to be cut and separated. Cutting Unit- In this unit we cut the cocoa pods in to two parts vertically using rotating blades. Rotating Unit(separating unit)- The breaked cocoa pods now enters in to a rotating unit where the cocoa beans get separated from cocoa pod. Collecting unit- Here we collect the beans. The innovative approach is given in the cutting unit. As the cocoa fruit size is varying, the blades are attatched by springs.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
This machine is very much helpful for cocoa farmers. It takes only one hour to separate 100kg of cocoa beans. Therefore time requirement is less. Now a days cocoa cutting and separation is done manually. In manual separation it takes about 8 to 10 hours for separating 100 kg of cocoa beans. The farmer alone can operate this machine, thereby labour cost is reduced, whereas in manual cutting it requires 2 labourers to perform this task. This machine is working under solar panel, so less electricity is required. This machine is portable and can be placed anywhere in the farm. It avoids injuries because it is provided with protective covers, whereas in manual cutting there are chances of injuries to our hand. There is less chance of technical problems to the machine, because it is fully working mechanically. No softwares are installed. My acheivements are • My project is selected as a START UP in BIIC of M.G University. • Won “BEST MECHANICAL PROJECT” award in National Level. • Won “BEST INNOVATIVE PROJECT” award by BIIC of M.G University. • Finalist in Malayala Manorama “YUVA MASTERMIND 2016”. • Won first price in state level FYP exhibition. • Finalist in “NATIONAL INNOVATIVE CHALLENGE” at IIT Delhi.( One among top 26 projects in National level). • Applicant of “GANDHIYAN YOUNG TECHNOLOGICAL AND INNOVATIVE AWARDS 2018” conducting by Rashtrapathi Bhavan. • Selected as Best STUDENT PROJECT in our college.
Sustainability and future plans
My future plan is to introduce this machine in the market in an economic price. In order to introduce this machine into the market a huge finance support is required. I would like to introduce this machine in all cocoa producing countries. Also my project is selected as a STARTUP PROJECT.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Ajith Mathew Thakidiyil. Address:Thakididyil (h) Urulanthanny p.o Kothamangalam, kerala, India PH: +919048947909 Email ID: [email protected] DOB: 9-11-1995 Educational Details: I completed my BTECH in Mechanical Engineering from Viswajyothi College of Engineering And Technology My acheivements are • Selected for the finals of “GIJUTSU 2017”. • Won “BEST MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROJECT” award in National Level, conducted at Saintgits College Of Engineering . • Selected as a “START-UP PROJECT” in BIIC of M.G University . • Finalist in Malayala Manorama “YUVA MASTERMIND 2017” .( One of top 25 projects among 2000 projects). • Won First price in “STATE LEVEL FYP EXHIBITION” held at Viswajyothi College of Engineering . • Won First price in “PROJECT EXPO” competition conducted at Bodhi 2017. • Won “BEST STUDENT PROJECT” award in Mechanical Engineering Branch of Viswajyothi College Of Engineering . • Selected for the final of “NATIONAL INNOVATIVE CHALLENGE” conducting at IIT Delhi. (One of top 26 projects in National Level). • Applicant of “GANDHIYAN YOUNG TECHNOLOGICAL AND INNOVATIVE AWARDS 2018” conducting by Rashtrapati Bhavan.