Technical characteristics of the technology :
Two types of mechanical multifunctional shelling machines have been developed, including a mobile and stationary sheller, capable of shelling one (01) to one point five (1.5) tonnes of undespatched maize cobs per hour with a breakage rate ranging from 0.05 to 1 percent. Depending on the variety, the shelling machine is also capable of shelling 200 to 600 kg of beans per hour or 250 to 450 kg of soybeans per hour with an almost zero breakage rate, i.e. 0.05 to 1 percent. It should be noted that this machine consumes only one (01) litre of petrol per hour of operation.
Economic characteristics of the technology
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- Comparative advantage :
Compared to the traditional method of shelling maize, beans, voandzou and soya beans, the machine invented with the help of PPAAO-Togo facilitates the post-harvest processing of these cereals, makes the work less arduous and allows producers to free up time for other activities.
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