Hand-operated agri-processing equipment

A Swaziland based engineering company offers a variety of hand-operated agri-processing equipment aimed at small industries.
Although their factory in Matsapa is relatively new, New Dawn Engineering (NDE) has been developing appropriate technology since 1984.
The company is known for its comprehensive approach to development, design an {mosimage}A Swaziland based engineering company offers a variety of hand-operated agri-processing equipment aimed at small industries.
Although their factory in Matsapa is relatively new, New Dawn Engineering (NDE) has been developing appropriate technology since 1984.
The company is known for its comprehensive approach to development, design and manufacture of labour-intensive production equipment, says research and development manager Crispin Pemberton-Piggot.
As development of appropriate technologies in recent years has been rapid, NDE provides training in the design, building, maintenance, use and economics of its own products, and also in customer specified projects and programmes.
The food mixer This is a stainless steel version of the company’s concrete mixer. It is robust, solid and compact enough to fit in a pickup truck. It has a 140 litre drum and can mix a full wheelbarrow (65 litres) of food in about 45 seconds. It does not use fuel, oil, belts, gears, nor wires and needs little servicing.
Oil press
The oil press can be used to extract oil from oil-bearings seeds and nuts. It is manually operated and can be ordered with different cage bar spacing to suit different sizes and types of seed.
The throughput of the press is around 100kg/day, but can be sped up to 130kg/day. 100kg of hybrid sunflower yields between 25 – 33 litres of raw oil. Once it has settled for a week, the yield will be between 18 – 25 litres of pure, cold pressed oil.
Solar dryer
The NDE solar dryer (pictured) is made with an impact resistant fibreglass covering on the collector and can accommodate up to 15 shelves.
A variety of food can be dried including raw beef , fruit, leafy vegetables, seeds, coconut (copra) and chopped vegetables. Soup packaging companies are potential buyers.
NDE: Tel +268 518-5016 or 518-4194; fax +268 518-5016; info@newdawnengineering.com