Design and construction of a sugarcane peeling and slicing machine for a road side vendor.
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The following is a documentation of the final year project as per requisite for the award of bachelors of science in mechanical engineering degree. The objective of this report is to provide the concepts, procedures, data and analysis of techniques that will be used to design and construct a sugarcane slicer machine. The sugar cane family is made up of over 30 sugar cane varieties. Sugar cane is a perennial grass that thrives in hot, humid locations like Brazil and India and in many parts of Africa. The sugar derived from sugar cane is used in syrups, juices, and molasses, but the rest of the plant can also be used in the production of environmentally friendly paper products. Sugar cane is a subtropical/tropical grass that originated in Papua, New Guinea and spread throughout Southeast Asia, India, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean, Hawaii and the southern United States because of human migration and the slave trade. The migrations have also resulted in hybrid sugar cane plants. The juice from the sugar cane's stalk is highly prized and is the source of 70 percent of the world's sugar. It also has the highest number of calories per unit area of any plant. (No- 2013)