Design and Simulation of a 2 ton/hr Charcoal Briquetting Machine.
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A 2ton/hr charcoal briquetting machine was designed and simulated as per the project title. This was designed to meet the product and financial constraints of Uganda. The machine design was to solve the problems of Inadequate Briquette Production and The Relatively high cost of Improved Machines. The machine design is a co-rotating twin screw extruder basically to meet the output requirements. The torque is transmitted from the motor through the V-belt drive system which is connected to the two gear configuration enabling the co-rotation of the twin screws. The machine was designed with great reliability and machinability. The machine design is an electrically powered machine of 37kW. The machine is expected to cost 7.214million Uganda Shillings to construct and be sold at 8million Uganda Shillings to the end user. The CBA analysis predicted a payback period of 0.35years ≅ 18weeks, making the project economically feasible. This report in detail elaborates how the above figures were attained.