SOLAR POWERED PORTABLE WOOL SPINNING MACHINE
SOLAR POWERED PORTABLE WOOL SPINNING
Sheep tending is a major source of income across India especially in rural areas. Sheep are reared for their meat, wool and other resources. Wool is a recurring source for the shepards and also a source of recurring income.
Wool is sheared from the sheep and then sold in nearby markets for various uses. The shepards expressed that if the sheared wool could be spun into yarn then the return on produce is higher and also the volume reduces drastically for transport. To meet this requirement a small portable spinning machine was designed to help spin wool 'on field' only without transporting the sheared wool. The machine is fully portable and operates from a small solar panel making it fully independent of power.
TARGET AREA / POPULATION
Shepards, small wool collectors.
INNOVATION and DESIGN FACTOR
The innovation factor in the system are ;
Design of portable spinning system
Design of a optimal motor to suit the load, power input and cost.
Sizing appropriate Solar panel.
Rugged all weather system.
Easy to use and operate system
To be operateable even by an unskilled illiterate user.
To develop a solar operated community spinning machine.