Publication Date : 01/08/2012

Author(s) :

Yusuf, A.O., Abdullahi, I..

Volume/Issue :
Volume 7
Issue 1
(08 - 2012)

Abstract :

Large quantiiesy of potatoes are being produced and consumed annually in Nigeria. This work presents design and development of a potato slicing machine using appropriate technology. Various components of the machine were designed and locally available materials like mild steel, stainless steel, brass and aluminium alloy were used in the fabrication. The machine can be adjusted to slice potatoes to varying thicknesses, ranging from 4mm to 10mm. The capacity of the machine is 184kg of potato per hour and its performance efficiency is 68%. The production cost of the machine is Twenty Five thousand Two hundred and Eighty Two Naira, Fifty kobo only (N25, 282.50).

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