HomeIAMURE International Journal of Mathematics, Engineering and Technologyvol. 11 no. 1 (2015)

Development of Locally Fabricated Small Scale Corn Milling Machine for Livestock Feed

Manuel A. Bajet Jr. | Joussie Bajet Bermio | Crizzle A. Bajet-paz

Discipline: Education, Engineering, Technology



The fabricated corn milling machine for small scales livestock feeds has been designed and constructed purposely for small-scale raisers who are in dire need of a highly nutritious poultry and livestock feed to increase production output. The study used a project process in the fabrication of the machine while experimental research was applied to test the production performance on granulated and pulverized corn. The evaluation was focused on its production capacity per kilowatt hour, spout opening, grinding opening and motor current drawn. The efficiency of the machine is evaluated in terms of its performance on the production of granulated and pulverized dried corn. Return on investment and payback period were also evaluated to determine the feasibility of the study. Findings disclosed that the fabricated machine has 1.5 kilowatts (kW), 220 volts and have a normal full load current at 2.72 kW per hour. It has spout opening of 40%; discharge grinding opening of 50% and a motor current drawn 12.45 Amperes. Grinding production performance of dried corn is 33.33 kilograms per hour while converting the ground corn into pulverized informing; the machine has a performed 32.98 kilograms per hour. Return on investment disclosed 28% and a payback period of 0.09 years.