DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF DRY COCONUT CUTTING MACHINE
Coconut is a very important ingredient of Indian food just because of its versatility in use. Coconut husk is used in the coir industry, shell as a fuel, copra as food, coconut water as a nutritious liquid. The de-husking of coconut is regarded as the most time- consuming, tiring, and difficult operation to perform and involves much human drudgery. The cutting of coconut is also a tedious task. There exist separate machines for de-husking and cutting in the market.
The mechanized or the power-operated machines are developed to eliminate the drawbacks of manual tools. This present work aims to cut the dry coconut into two halves without de husking it by develope a new innovative machine for Cutting coconuts. The machine conceived shall have main parts like cutting unit mounted on a frame with an electric motor as a power source