Development of Separator for Soybeans

H.C.P. de Vries, P.J. Rijpma, J.S.E. Owaa

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    A simple and effective separator for soybeans was developed for small-scale farmers in Uganda, to clean the seeds from foreign material, chaff, broken beans etc. as demanded by local and world markets. It will help to avoid losses during post-harvest time and to reduce human drudgery of cleaning the seeds manually. The principle is a jute belt conveyor of a simple construction that can be fabricated locally. For soybeans the capacity is up to 360 kg/h and separation is very good if the angle of the conveyor is about 20 degrees and the conveyor speed is about 0.5 m/s. The separator could be used for other seeds.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)40-42
    JournalAMA: Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1997


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