About the Practice
Problem Statement:

The labour cost and time consumption was one of the main economically problem in existing machine. The Swastik Oil Expeller machine is three times faster, consumes just 2/3 of the power and is half of the size of the conventional oil expeller. It runs on 30 hp flange-mounted electric motor and crushes 18 mt to 28 mt oil seeds per day. Instead of the conventional six labourers, only three are required to operate the machine. Source: http://nif.org.in/innovation/Energy_efficient_Oil_expeller_Machine/94#:~:text=The%20Swastik %20Oil%20Expeller%20machine,mt%20oil%20seeds%20per%20day.&text=It%20provi des%20oil%20millers%20the%20highest%20efficiency%20in%20a%20compact%20sha pe.


Innovators Oil expeller can crush all kinds of seeds using planetary gear system coupled with screw press. On an average, it saves power by 40 per cent when compared to the conventional oil expellers of the same capacity. It has higher production efficiency, which has been achieved by providing an improved and energy efficient transmission mechanism in a very compact design. Occupying just a third of the space of a conventional expeller, this machine is low on maintenance too. Energy conservation by this invention could lead to substantial reduction in the electricity requirement by the oil mills. As one KW/h saved at the users end could mean a relief of 2 - 4 Kwh of generation capacity. We can imagine that 50 % saving by this technology offers least cost option for bridging the ever-widening gap between demand and supply of energy. The innovation has unique characterticis is faster and consumes just 2/3 of the power and is half of the size of conational expeller. he motor transmits power to the crusher using planetary gear system, which provides high torque and average speed thus increasing the efficiency and reducing the transmission losses by 200%. This oil expeller is designed to be able to crush all kind of oil seeds, including even cottonseeds, which are acknowledged as one of the most difficult type of seeds to crush. The energy efficiency of this machine is at least three times that of any other oil expeller existing in Indian and international markets. Moreover, this machine occupies just one-third the space occupied by any other oil expeller. The maintenance expenditure required on this machine is also much less that that required for other oil expellers. It has three integrated crushers with a total crushing capacity of 18 Mt/day of cottonseeds and 28MT/day of groundnut and other seeds. The 30 HP motor that powers the machine is an integral part of the main body of the machine. The motor is linked with the three crushers using a three-stage planetary gear system. The presence of planetary gear systems increases the efficiency of utilization of the power generated by the machine. It receives the feed through the conventional hopper. The seeds received through the hopper are steamed in chambers.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Kalpesh Gajjar
Address: C\O Swastik Entech Pvt.Ltd., E - 82, Electronics GIDC, Sector - 26
City: Gandhinagar-
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 382026

Practice Details

Link: provides oil millers the highest efficiency in a compact shape. Saves electricity at least by 50% and space by 70% It can processes 18 MT/24 Hours of cotton seeds in a single press. Perfect crushing ensures high quality cake without damaging its nutritive properties. Heavy thrust bearing and special alloy steel of warm shaft ensure smooth operation. Thickness of the cake can be adjusted while machine is in the operation. Requires less number of labor for operating the machine. It reduces the operating cost of the machine by one third. Provides improved maintenance & handling Source: http://nif.org.in/innovation/Energy_efficient_Oil_expeller_Machine/94#:~:text=The%20 Swastik%20Oil%20Expeller%20machine,mt%20oil%20seeds%20per%20day.&text=It% 20provides%20oil%20millers%20the%20highest%20efficiency%20in%20a%20compact %20shape.
Manufacturing Capacity: a) Turnkey solution, b) Design Support, c) Sub-contracting, d) Licensing, e) Franchising, f) Any other:
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Problem Scale: 1) India 2) Around the world

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1209

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