A Force Model for Controlling the Destemming Process of the Fresh Chilli Fruit

Quoc Khanh Huynh, Chi Ngon Nguyen, Jeng Rong Ho, Phuong Lan Tran-Nguyen, Huu Cuong Nguyen, Hong Phuc Vo-Nguyen, Van Cuong Nguyen

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Abstract

Stem removal is necessary for fresh chilli fruit processing, especially in the Mekong Delta region. In previous studies, the destemming method using clamping belts has been done which allowed to grip and completely separate the stems. However, the control of the gripping force has not yet been implemented, thus causing unable to clamp the stems, or clamping strongly to break the stems. This study focuses on building a force model to control the destemming process, helping to improve the success rate. The mathematical relationship between the gripping force and the measured force on the sensor has been shown. The experimental model was set up and run to evaluate the working ability. Tests were carried out on 1,000 chillies with a successful rate of up to 96.2%. In further studies, this model would be extended to design a destemming system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Engineering Research and Application - Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Research and Applications, ICERA 2021
EditorsDuy Cuong Nguyen, Ngoc Pi Vu, Banh Tien Long, Horst Puta, Kai-Uwe Sattler
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages59-68
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030925734
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventInternational Conference on Engineering Research and Applications, ICERA 2021 - Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam
Duration: 1 Dec 20212 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume366 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering Research and Applications, ICERA 2021
Country/TerritoryViet Nam
CityThai Nguyen
Period1/12/212/12/21

Keywords

  • Destemming process
  • Force control model
  • Fresh chilli

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