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Posted by Curbie on April 19, 2010, 11:58 pm
 



Great link, thanks.

I don't have much experience with hydraulics just a modified tubing
bender way back when, with ram, not a motor.


Off the top of my head, I would think gears, pulleys, or sprockets
seems best for roller linkage, and a hydraulic pump driven by an
engine to drive the hydraulic motor to turn the linked rollers seems
best for safety, better control, and clearing jams.


Good stuff, thanks.

Curbie


Posted by Jim Wilkins on April 19, 2010, 10:36 pm
 



Here is a simple way to make pillow blocks adjustable:
http://picasaweb.google.com/KB1DAL/HomeMadeMachines#5257348334136663058

jsw

Posted by Curbie on April 19, 2010, 11:55 pm
 



Yes, exactly, and if that assembly was inverted, between shims between
the pillow blocks bearings and the frame to adjust total available gap
and the screw stops as shown to distribute total available gap between
front and rear rollers seems like a reasonable way to go.

Curbie


Posted by Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds on April 21, 2010, 7:15 am
 

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Okay, here are some more thoughts, based
on those videos.

As your feed stock in all likelihood
will not be uniform diameter, aside from
the cost factor, wouldn't it make more
sense to have more than 3 rollers, with
a fairly wide gap at the input with
decreasing gaps with each additional
roller (set)?

All I can say is that watching those
videos shows that this is going to be a
very labor intensive effort.

I'm also curious if you've figured out
how much energy is going to be required
to run this thing and are you going to
break even?

Do you have good insurance? Thoses
things look like accidents waiting to
eat you.

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Posted by Schweik on April 22, 2010, 2:32 pm
 

On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 23:15:13 -0800, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds"


A comment on the video.

It shows a Malaysian or more likely an Indonesian squeezing sugar cane
to make a drink. (sugar cane juice and water). she will have gotten
the cane cut to length and pretty much of the same size, if for no
other reason that is the way that cane grows. The bagasse will be
damp, in no way do these small machines approach the juice extraction
of the commercial plants.

You can see these machines in one form or another all over S.E. Asia,
both powered and hand cranked.

Cheers,

Schweik
(goodsoldierschweikatgmaildorcom)

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