DEVELOPMENT OF MUSHROOM SPAWN BOTTLE CUTTER-SPAWM CAKE SHREDDER
- Choe, Kwang-Jae (Farm Structure and Facility Division, National Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute) ;
- Chang, Yu-Seob (Farm Structure and Facility Division, National Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute) ;
- Yun, Jin-Ha (Farm Structure and Facility Division, National Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute)
- Published : 1996.06.01
Spawn bottle cutting and spawn cake shredding machine has been developed to save the farm labor and operating cost for mushroom growing farmers. The prototype can cut the bottom and side of the bottle while shredding the spawn cake by one farmer. The cutting plastic shell is done by two couples of high speed disc saws that can cut cross section and lengthwise two side of the bottle, while spawn cake shredding is done by spike teethed rotating drum and wiremesh concave. The optimum speed of cutting disc saw was observed 1.700rpm both the cross cutting saw and lengthwise cutting saw in consideration of the cutting accuracy. And the location for the instalation of cross cutting disc saw was considered as around 4 mm above the table bottom , while the optimum clearance between two edges of lengthwise cutting disc saw was showed 86mm. For the sawdust spawn cake shredder , proper size of spawn sawdust granule was observed in the 15 x 15mm size withmesh concave with the shredding rum speed of 500rpm. The prototype can be reduce 73 per cent of working hours with the working cost reduction of 49 per cent compare with those of conventional operation.