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A Machine for Pulverizing and Sifting Gari Mash

EU Odigboh, SF Ahmed

Abstract


A prototype machine for pulverizing and sifting gari mash, designed as a companion to the gari frying machine developed by the authors, was built and tested. Driven by an electric motor, the prototype accepts lump3 of dewatered gari mash cuts them up into small pieces by a cake breaker and delivers the pieces by a belt conveyor on to a reciprocating sieve for sifting. The sifted gari mash and chaff exit from the machine continuously but separately. The prototype can handle 125kg of mash per hour to produce sifted gari mash which is more uniform and more wholesome than is possible manually.



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