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Development of automatic control oil palm cutter


Abdul Rahim, Rahimi and Wan Ismail, Wan Ishak (1999) Development of automatic control oil palm cutter. In: National Conference on Engineering Smart Farming for the Next Millenium, 14-16 Mar. 1999, UPM, Serdang, Selangor. (pp. 1-7).


An automatic cutter for harvesting Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) use in the oil palm plantation was design and fabricated at Faculty of Engineering, UPM. This cutter was suitable for short oil palm trees of between 4 to 5 years old. The cutter was design to be portable easily attached to a tractor by three-point link attachment. This cutter consisted of sharp bar to hold the oil palm FFB and cutting tool to cut the FFB. Two methods of cutting and harvesting the FFB were tested. The first concept is by cutting the FFB's stem and at the same time turning the FFB more than 3600. The other method of harvesting is only by cutting the FFB‟s stem. Hydraulic system was used as a power source to actuate the cutter. In order to automate the cutter, Programmable Logic Control (PLC) and limit switches were used. This cutter also can be an end-effector for the agricultural robot use in the oil palm plantation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Automatic control oil palm cutter; Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB); Short oil palm trees; Hydraulic system; Programmable Logic Control (PLC); Oil palm plantation; Malaysia
Depositing User: Azian Edawati Zakaria
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 02:18
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 02:00
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/38771
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