SOLAR POWERED JUTE / NATURAL FIBRE
SOLAR POWERED JUTE / NATURAL FIBRE SPINNING MACHINE
India has a lot of natural fibres growing in various parts of the country. The natural fibre is extracted and then sold as a raw material to various industries. The harvest and sale of these natural fibres does not provide adequate returns to the grower. To get adequate returns on the harvest it must be converted into a semifinished material, hence a Solar powered fibre spinning machine was designed which can provide spinning for many types of natural fibres like Banana stem fibre, Jute,coir etc. The spun fibre becomes a semifinished material and fetches better returns on the harvest. The machine is portable and can be carried to field and used independent of electric or human power. The conversion provides easy movement of material as a large volume of fibre becomes very compact and easy to carry in form of spun material.
TARGET AREA / POPULATION
Natural fibre growers.
INNOVATION and DESIGN FACTOR
The innovation factor in the system are ;
Design of long life motor operating on Solar.
Design of a controller for 'soft' start .
Design of optimal machine for a single person use.
Design of optimal speed for .
Motor and Solar panel sizing.
To develop a larger machine for multiple spindle spinning.