The responsibilities of this division consist of conducting research on design, fabrication, testing and evolution of appropriate postharvest machinery and equipment related to grains, other field crops, fruits, vegetables and spice crops for adoption in Sri Lanka. These machinery and equipment

will include the following: harvesters, threshers, cleaners, primary and secondary processing machinery and equipment such as shellers, separators, graders, polishers, handling and conveying equipment, extruders, juice extractors, pulping machines etc. the preparation of layout designs for production/processing plants will also be done by this division.

The division works closely with the Extension Division of the institute to effetely transfer the technologies to identified target groups.

Production & Mechanical Engineering Research Division
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