Initial Progress and Possible Improvement of E-Cutter Linear Actuator Development

Abdul Shukor, Fairul Azhar and Misron, Norhisam and Wakiwaka, Hiroyuki and Tashiro, Kunihisa and Nirei, Tashiro (2012) Initial Progress and Possible Improvement of E-Cutter Linear Actuator Development. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy (PECon 2012), 2 – 5 December 2012, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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Currently, palm oil has become the most consumed vegetable oil type. This is due to awareness of the effect Trans Fat has on human health. Therefore, increasing productiveness is a crucial factor to ensure its continued availability as a product in the marketplace. One of the processes that should be improved to increase productivity is harvesting. The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has put a lot of effort into developing a mechanized harvesting tool called the CantasTM. This efficient tool has been shown to increase oil palm harvesting productivity by a factor of 3. However, CantasTM is ineffective at harvesting oil palm fruit in trees taller than 8m. Therefore, a new tool called the E-Cutter was introduced. In this paper, the development progress of specifically the E-Cutter’s linear actuator part was discussed. The previous type of linear actuator for the E-Cutter is also mentioned. Improvement to the planning and design target of the linear actuator is also addressed. The potential linear actuator structure and type is also identified.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cantas; E-Cutter; permanent magnet generator; slot type linear actuator.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical Engineering > Department of Power Electronics & Drives
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 02:23
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:21
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