Tender Coconut Breaker and Instant Cooler
Name : Vinod Mahadeviah
District & State : Bangalore, Karnataka
Category : Engineering
Award Function : 7th National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2013
Price : Price: Rs. 50,000 (Ex-factory+packaging). The price does not includes transportation cost, taxes etc.
Delivery Period : 15 days after placing confirmed order and full payment
Tender coconut is not easily available to the Indian middle class population, mainly due to the fact that most of the tender coconut sales are unorganized and the sales points are not accessible to the middle class easily. Tender coconut has the potential to steal the market from the carbonated drinks if made available at key locations that are not covered by tender coconut vendors currently. The idea of making such machine came from the dearth of an invention which could break a tender coconut and simultaneously draw out its water and cool it instantaneously. He was also in hunt of developing machine to reduce human efforts involved in breaking coconuts.
The tender coconut breaking and instant cooling machine has a customized cutter (using hydraulic power) for cracking the coconut. Once the coconut gets cracked, the coconut water goes into the water cooler through the tray, placed under the blades. The base of this cooler is covered with a layer of sand upon which large ice cubes are kept. Flexible pipes are sandwiched between the ice cubes and sand. The coconut water passes through these pipes and gets cooled to a temperature about 14-15 degree C. It holds 10 kg ice at a time , which is sufficient for serving about 400 glasses of coconut water each of 200 ml
Innovator has been awarded in the 7th National Award Function of NIF (2013).
Indian Patent Filed (1138/CHE/2011)
- Appearance (Standard look with fiber glass)
- Dimensions (30" x 48" x 5')
- Output port (S/S Tap)
- Weight (65 kg)
- Body (Fiber glass )
- The design and concept of breaking coconut and simultaneously drawing out and cooling the water is new
- It eliminates drudgery involved in cracking/breaking the coconut/toddy/nuts and one can also earn from jelly
- Current and future application areas like Coconut water cooling, water cooling, juice cooling etc