The Concept of Solid Fertilizer Dispensing Machine

  • Choong Chee Guan Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin
  • Kerk Swee Tian Kolej Komuniti Kota Marudu
  • Saw Chun Lin Politeknik Ungku Omar
  • Salvinder Singh Karam Singh

Abstract

Workers in the agricultural industry require more effort and prolonged amount of time to dispense fertilizers into the soil of the pineapple plants for several acres. Sometimes, it takes a few days to finish the fertilizing process. Hence, using bare hands to fertilize plants causes energy and time to be wasted. The aim of this project is to fabricate a portable solid-fertilizing machine that is able to dispense fertilizer pallets that will be used in the pineapple agriculture industry. This project consists of design mechanism, fabricating mechanism and testing of the dispensing mechanism of 20 grams of fertilizer. The designed dispenser consists of a cup which contains 20 grams of fertilizer pallets. The cup is attached to a mechanism below the storage tank, where a trigger is fabricated to perform the dispensing action of the fertilizer pallets. Hence, fertilizer pallets can be dispensed through a flexible hose and into a metal pipe. At the end of the metal pipe consists of a cone like sharp pointy edge which helps agricultural workers to pierce the soil with ease. With the aid of this project, it can minimize the time required to perform fertilizing of plants in the agricultural ecosystem and industry. Therefore, there is a huge market for this project being able to fertilize plants with limited time and force.

Published
2019-01-14
How to Cite
CHEE GUAN, Choong et al. The Concept of Solid Fertilizer Dispensing Machine. Politeknik & Kolej Komuniti Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], p. 40-51, jan. 2019. ISSN 0128-2883. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/PMJET/article/view/4836>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.