Experimental Study To Determine The Speed ​​Of The Carrier Wheel And The Number Of Tooth Of The Cutting Blade The Optimal in Automatic Coconut Splitting Machine


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In the automatic coconut splitting machine in Putri Ghea's previous research (2015) there are still some shortcomings that occur such as the less optimal rotation of the transport wheel and inadequate construction design which makes the quality of the coconut cutting results not good, so the results obtained are less than optimal. For this reason, modifications were made to the automatic coconut splitting machine in previous studies with the addition of several variations of speed on the coconut carrier using a different number of sprocket teeth (12,16 & 26) teeth also using variations in the number of teeth on the blade of the coconut cutter and the design of the coconut carrier that has been prepared. updated. The experiment was carried out using 3 variations of the speed of the transport wheel, namely: (6.25 rpm, 8.35 rpm, 14.2 rpm). Based on the results of testing the quality of cutting carried out as much as 5 times the variation of the speed of the coconut carrier and the number of teeth of the blade using the speed of the coconut carrier of 8.35 rpm is able to produce a fairly good cutting quality and without breaking at all during the cutting process.