Development of a stripper machine for Al-Mabsili dates and evaluation of human interactions and performances

Alaa Al Waleed Mohammed Al-Hinai, Hemanatha Jayasuriya*

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Abstract

Al-Mabsili dates are harvested before fully ripen stage and stripped manually. This study aimed to develop a stripper machine for Al-Mabsili dates using different power sources (motor, exercise machine, bicycle) and to compare performances with traditional method. With different power source options, operator’s physiological and anthropometric parameters were increased and stabilized after stripping 5 bunches. The calories burnt, energy expenditure were highest in traditional method (2.3 kcal/kg, 14 kJ/kg) while energy expenditure rates were higher in exercise machine and bicycle (24.3 and 25.7 kJ/min). The stripping efficiency of all power sources was above 95%. The Cornell whole-body postural discomfort was lowest in exercise machine and highest in traditional method. Right hand was found more affected in Cornell hands discomfort evaluation. Exercising machine was best in Cornell seat comfort evaluation, traditional method was lowest. The average NIOSH lifting index was satisfactory (0.54). Growers preferred motor as the best power option.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interaction and Emerging Technologies - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET 2019
EditorsTareq Ahram, Redha Taiar, Serge Colson, Arnaud Choplin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages737-742
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783030256289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET 2019 - Nice, France
Duration: Aug 22 2019Aug 24 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1018
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies, IHIET 2019
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNice
Period8/22/198/24/19

Keywords

  • Break-even analysis
  • Capacity
  • Comfort evaluation
  • Date stripper
  • Efficiency
  • Ergonomics
  • Lifting index
  • Performance evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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