Peeling pumpkin using rotary cutter

Emadi, Bagher & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2006) Peeling pumpkin using rotary cutter. In Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management, November 2006, Santos, Brazil.


A new approach to peeling vegetables, pumpkin as a case study, by using rotary cutter has been investigated. Rotary cutter of circular shape with triangular side section was used to prevent clogging and improve the capability of peeler tool to follow the surface unevenness of irregular shape of produce. The criteria of experiments were even peeling effect at concave and convex areas with minimum peel losses. Those response variables were measured for a combination of three levels of each dependent variable including the angular velocity of peeler head (p. speed), the angular velocity of vegetable holder (v. speed), the position of peeling on vegetable (location), and applied force (force) for pushing rotary cutter towards pumpkin. Estimated results on optimum conditions showed a possibility of peeling effect at concave and convex areas equal to 36.66 and 45.27 %/min respectively at 0.74 %/min peel losses.

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ID Code: 6130
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Abrasive, mechanical peeling, peeling, pumpkin
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:20

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