Design and construction of a yam pounding machine
Yam is a daily nutritional food requirement for man and in order to facilitate the processing of yam for consumption, a yam pounding machine has been developed using mainly some locally sourced materials. The machine consists of a shaft, pulleys, belt, bearings, electric motor, yam beaters, bowl and the frame. The machine was developed to enhance the hygienic processing of yam for both domestic and commercial consumption, while eliminating the tedious and laborious indigenous process of preparing pounded yam.
Keywords: Yam, pounding machine, hygienic processing, yam beaters