Awards / Innovation

SRISTI’s GYTI Awards: Semi-Automatic Rubber Tapping Machine

Student Team : G.R. Malarmannan, S.Emmanuel Richards
Supervisor Name: Dr. P. Rajeshkanna
University: Anna University – Chennai
College Name: Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai


Every day, rubber harvesters are facing a shortage of labour for rubber tapping. The work is intensive and work hours are unfavourable. Hence, the team has designed a new motorized device to tap the rubber latex. The proposed machine consists of an electric motor, rotary cutter and protecting shield. It is compact and easy to carry. It is simple and reduces the need for much maintenance. The machine consists of 24 V, 0.22 A electric motor; MS-Shield; CI-Cutter and 24 V, 7 A rechargeable battery. This machine will act as a tapping knife. The total cost of the machine may be around INR 3200. Only the proof of concept has been developed as yet.

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