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MODIFICATIONS AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A CASHEW-NUT CRACKER

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  078039.(doi:10.13031/2013.22963)
Authors:   E.A AJAV, D.O OKE
Keywords:   Keywords: Cashew-nut; Cracker; Output capacity; Cracking efficiency

Modifications were carried out on a cashew-nut cracker which was constructed using locally available materials. The cracker consists of mainframe shaped inform of an inverted capital letter L (height 300mm on both sides, 130mm on the cut side and 170mm form the base), base attachment (206 x 308mm), lever-hand of length 506mm and cracking assembly (upper and lower cutters, return springs, stopper, main rod and housing). These components parts of the cracker are made of mild steel except for the cutter blades, which were made of galvanized steel.

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