A Mobile Spindle Stripping Machine is an agricultural machine that is being used in the extraction of fiber from abaca leafsheath through the pressing and pulling action of the two blades and a taper roller spindle, respectively. With an improved blade and roller, the usual manual stripping operation will become unnecessary because the ends of the abaca leafsheath shall be wrapped around the machine-assisted roller spindle, pulling out easily the fiber strip thus, creating less effort on the part of the operator. This gadget will just as well respond to the problems of abaca strippers in Aklan especially in Libacao.
Justification Proitability Indicators
The mobile spindle commercial production will address the cost of manufacturing by simplifying the equipment’s design through the reduction of the material usage and fabrication costs. Parts/components that were originally designed and fabricated will be replaced with commercially and readily available parts like brake disc, pulleys, and others.
The use of the mobile spindle machine will reduce the amount of time required to finish the abaca stripping operation resulting to lesser expenses, improved production process and high fiber recovery compared with the traditional and outmoded abaca extraction process.
This gadget is the product of Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), a research and development institute, according to Dir. Denis F. Villorente, Advance Science Technology Institute, DOST.
MIRDC is mandated under Republic Act No. 4724 dated June 18, 1966, to develop and expand the metals industry of the Philippines. The Center was primarily tasked to work for close rapport between the government and the industry in order to foster the advancement of metals engineering, and allied industries in the country. /MP