UTHM Institutional Repository

Design and development of Pineapple Leaf Fiber Machine 1 (PALF M1) for small scale industry

Chi Adam, Mohd Khairl Anbia (2016) Design and development of Pineapple Leaf Fiber Machine 1 (PALF M1) for small scale industry. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


Download (1MB)


Currently, industrial world is evolving at a rapid speed, where the demands of biofiber are increasing. The consumptions and needs for bio-fibers are growing at an exponential growth. Hence, this study focuses on the design and development of a machine for extracting pineapple leaves fiber to meet the current demand besides saving the environment. The machine is called Pineapple Leaf Fiber Machine 1 (PALF M1). The thesis explains gathering reviews and information about such similar design through patent search, journals, magazines and other information sources. Designs processes were constructed in ways through task clarification, conceptual design, embodiment design and finally detail design. Technical drawing of the machine’s designs and a complete simulation analysis were made by using the SolidWork 2013 software. The blueprint technical drawings were sent to fabricator for fabrication. The machine was evaluated for functional and real tests. The results obtained from the tests were really encouraging and impressive. The machine capable of surpassing human labour up to 5 people, and the production rate estimated up to million pieces of pineapple leaves annually. Through machine experiments and analysis, Josapine leaf, which has many advantageous attributes and strength shows great promises to be used for extraction process compared to Moris leaf. Based on the results and finding, PALF M1 definitely is the future for fiber extraction and can be improved for other bio-fiber extraction.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ227-240 Machine design and drawing
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 08:58
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9067
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year