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        Design, Fabrication and Testing of New Invented Spring Sickle Pole "ZappIt®" for Palm Harvesting

        Z., Hamedon and M. Nafis, O. Z. and Z., Ghazalli and M. M., Noor (2008) Design, Fabrication and Testing of New Invented Spring Sickle Pole "ZappIt®" for Palm Harvesting. In: National Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering (DECON 2008) , 28-29 Oktober 2008, Melaka, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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        Abstract

        A new harvesting pole, specifically designed for palms trees, was designed, developed and tested. It comprises three sections, the locking, extension and spring sickle, which were joined through an aluminum pole. The pole can be adjusted to certain length to reach different height of tree. It is built using standard circular rod with cross section diameters of 50 mm. This newly invented spring sickle pole called “ZappIt®” has been designed based on the ordinary sickle widely used in Malaysia palm estates. ZappIt® introduced new mechanism concept of spring compression as a source of mechanical force to cut the frond and fruit bunch. The locking system was designed and located at the bottom of the pole for manual hand operated. While the threaded steel used to link the locking systems and spring sickle system.

        Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
        Additional Information:Zamzuri Hamedon (Z. Hamedon) Muhammed Nafis Osman Zahid (M. Nafis O. Z.) Zakri Ghazali (Z.Ghazali) Muhamad Mat Noor (M. M. Noor)
        Uncontrolled Keywords:Harvesting Cutter, Fruit Frond Bunch, Sickle
        Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
        Faculty/Division:Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
        ID Code:1336
        Deposited By:Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
        Deposited On:21 Jun 2011 10:32
        Last Modified:28 Oct 2014 14:58

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