Global Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

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Conceptual Design and Fabrication of an inclined feed mixer

Eseigbe JA. Owuamanam, DU and Omeche VM

Corresponding author:   Eseigbe JA :Received: 01.01.2021 | Accepted: 08.01.2021 |  Published:011/01/2021


In this study, an optimal fish feed mixer was designed and constructed. Several machining operations of cutting, turning, milling etc were employed. The component parts of the machine were designed individually and coupled by welding, soldering and screw joints. The material components were made from aluminum, mild steel, medium carbon steel, etc. These materials were sourced and selected locally in order to meet strength, accuracy and reliability requirements.  The tumble feed mixer was designed for mixing ground beans, soybeans, palm oil, water and maize, combining them to form fish feed used in the agro industry on a daily basis. The capacity of the drum is 50kg maximum of fish feed materials and the electric motor selected was 3hp three phase electric motor with an efficiency of 98.3%.


Keywords: Tumbling mass, tumble mixer, mixing chamber, speed reducer