FINIC Invents « Best Ever » Records Breaking Palm Oil Processing Machine

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The Fomel Industry and National Industrialization Centre, FINIC is delighted yet again to make a publication about another invention. This publication is about an invention targeted at finding a solution to the drudgery problem of processing palm oil faced by small oil palm plantation holders. They are often limited to a drudgery ridden traditional systems that have impeded growth chances in the palm oil industry. More often than not, feet are used to crush boiled fruits so as to rupture the oil bearing cells for maximization of the oil yield chances. To crush a drum content equivalent to 150 kg of fruits, will take 2 hours for 4 energetic persons to do.

This method is not only nauseous, unhygienic and undignified, but it is also time consuming. It is a very serious factor limiting small oil palm plantation holders in the realization of returns on their investment.

FINIC, being a Small Scale Industry generating technologies for Agro-Processing, was jolted into action to design and construct a manually operated machine that crushes the fruits in an effective and efficient way to replace the feet and 10 folds faster.

EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE MACHINE

The efficiency and effectiveness of the machine can be described as extra ordinary. With little effort applied, it can crush a drum content – which is equivalent to 150kg of fruits – in 20 minutes. In an 8 hour day operation, the machine can crush 24 drums (3,600kg) of fruits. With a recovery of 50 litres (two and half batas) of oil per every drum, a total of 1,200 litres (6 drums) of oil will be extracted. The reminder of the task is to clarify the oil for which equipment have also been designed and field proven. See pics below.

MODE OF OPERATION OF THE MACHINE

The machine is of manual operation and the operating mode is by 2 persons, each one on one end of the two operating levers pushing in a clockwise direction. The FINIC design crushes the fruits to rupture the oil bearing cells making it different from the screw press type which presses/squeezes oil.

Half a drum content (75kg) of fruits is the batch quantity. That quantity is poured into the machine in one go and 2 persons are enough to operate the machine and have that content crushed within 8 minutes.

SUCCESS OF THE DESIGN

crusher on test, has capability of producing 24 drums of palm oil a day

The performance of the equipment has thrilled many in Kenema District. People are amazed at its effectiveness. It is lighter in weight than the screw press type that was in operation in that district, and is 3 times more effective.

The palm oil yield from a drum of palm fruits is also, to an amazing extent enhanced. The Press type previously in use was recording a yield of 29 litres ( 1 batta and 2 gallons) from a drum content (150kg) of palm fruits. The FINIC crusher type is recording a yield of 49 litres (2 batas and 2 gallons). An additional 20 litres is hugely impressive. This is unsurprising given the ability of the machine to thoroughly crush the fleshy parts of the palm fruits, puncturing the cells that carry the oil. The press type is weak in that hence its inability to produce more oil.

Within 2 days of putting it into operation in Kenema District, the owner has earned 80 litres (4 batas ) of palm oil being payment for the service. For every drum crushed, a gallon of oil is given as payment.

Within 2 months of its design, FINIC has sold 9 units and each client that bought the machine is extremely happy about it’s performance. This is all without publicity which I am only now engaging in for this invention.

A Catholic nun in Koidu town was among those 9 clients. Having tried it for the first time, she wrote me this text message:

 » Mr. Kamara, we have put the machine into operation. It operated very well. God bless you »

On the 19th of June 2018 , the machine was introduced to a community in a village 12 miles from Kenema. The outstanding performance of the equipment is now talk of the surrounding villages. Since then, I have been receiving calls requesting for more.
Below is an audio of an interview I had with a client about the performance of the machine.

MOBILITY OF THE MACHINE IS MADE EASY

crusher mobile with a motor cycle

Mobility of the machine is made easy by carrying it on an okada or mount it on a motor cycle trailer built by FINIC to be pulled by a motor bike dedicated for the purpose. See pics below.

MESSAGE TO FELLOW SIERRA LEONEANS

To my fellow Sierra Leoneans, I have this to state:
Technologies developed by our own, have greater chances to succeed than those researched into by brains across the sea. Those in abroad, take into account their home conditions and circumstances which are different from ours.
Importation all the way does not only destroy/impede our foreign exchange earning capabilities as too many people will be running after the dollar, but will also weaken our brain ability to go for the unknowns.

I am aware that we have been conditioned by importation over a long period of time. We are stuck in the past and carry the belief that only the white man can do it. Let us fight hard to break that cocoon by believing in our own. If you believe in me, more sleeping giant neurons in my brain will come out of the slumber to challenge the known unknowns. This will have a positive knock on effect on our children.

Lean on me ! Believe in me ! All other positives things shall be added on to us.
The invention has graduated our palm oil processors to another level. On account of this invention, we are advantageously positioned than many countries in the sub region. No more to processing palm oil using the feet. We should therefore celebrate.

There will be a ground breaking ceremony to be organized involving our great institution SLeCAD.

When you think about a machine, think in-broad and think FINIC.

The next article will be on our amazing technology in cassava peeling.

FINIC is Good for Africa

To know more, call us at:

Tel: +23-76-601956

Email : finicone@yahoo.com

@ Foday Melvin Kamara
Member of the Order of the Rokel for Exemplary Engineering

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Abu Bakarr Tarawally is a Journalist based in Freetown. He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. He has once served as Editor for a few newspapers in Freetown, including Sierra Express Media, The Exclusive Newspaper and his own newspaper, the Daily Express Publications. He is a teacher trainer, and loves writing and reading a lot. Email: abstarawally@gmail.com. Call +232 88601277 or +2327661303.

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