Challenges of designing a cracker for Morama bean – Short communication
Z. Tjiparurohttps://doi.org/10.17221/68/2011-RAECitation:Tjiparuro Z. (2013): Challenges of designing a cracker for Morama bean – Short communication. Res. Agr. Eng., 59: 35-37.
Experiments were done on Morama beans (Tylosema esculentum) using macadamia nut crackers. Results and subsequent design work done thereafter showed that the cracking of the beans, their alignment during cracking and separation of kernels from shells presented peculiar challenges unresolvable by conventional processes.Keywords:
Tylosema esculentum; gemsbok bean; separation methods; agricultural machines