The production of oil does not have to be done in an oil milling plant especially if the amount is minimal or the person going to use it does not want the extraction to be done using solvents or even pressure. When oil from a variety of seeds is extracted using solvents there may be some residue of the chemicals left in the oil which may be harmful to the health of those consuming it. It is for this reason that some people resort to making their own oil using a home oil press. This simple machine is used to produce oil from a variety of seeds through pressing them in ram or screw presses.
To be able to make homemade oil requires an oil press that can easily be constructed in the comfort of the home. The materials that are needed can be found locally from stores that auto parts and other stores as well. Some of the materials needed include metal cylinder, piston and a floor jack that weighs three tons. The bottom of the metal cylinder at the bottom is closed off using the piston, while the floor jack provides the pressure needed for the extraction of the oil from seeds.
For oil to be pressed from the ground seeds using the home oil press, they are placed in the metal cylinder which has holes drilled onto it at the bottom. The piston is then placed into the cylinder with a pipe welded onto it so that it fits into its centre with two other pipes fixed onto it for contraption and for the oil to flow through as well. Finally, the floor jack is placed on the cylinder and then pumped using the hand so that the pressure produced pushes oil out the holes.
Undoubtedly, the future is headed for biodiesel fuel and farmers should gear their thoughts towards that. Depending on your specific requirements, orders may come differently. Small oil press is one such machine that extracts oil from different oil material sources. Cage and cylinder formats of extracting oil are two common means of doing it. Your system’s rate of production is determined by your ultimate goals. Single cylinder portable press is ideal for small scale farmers whose daily production capacity does not exceed 4 tons. The operation of single cylinder machine is fairly easy. Once dismantled, re-assembling is also easy compared to cage type of machine.
Another good attribute about single cylinder machine is that input chamber is adjustable and thus capable of accommodating different quantity intake or multiple feeds. Besides, it is easy to perform service maintenance in case of clogging. Due to its relatively smaller press head, small oil press machine is not recommended for large industrial handling for it may not withstand intense pressure involved. It may not be able to handle high volume that yields immense outputs. Before you proceed to purchase your own, be sure to evaluate the size of the oil press before committing yourself. It is also advisable to weigh the benefits of purchasing an oil press against your profit expectations.
Cage type of small press machine is mostly preferred for large scale processing. Common among its application is the production of vegetable oil fuel as well as biodiesel. In spite of their large capacity handling, cage type of oil press machines are less pricy. It suffices to note that cage press machines can handle up to ten tons of raw material per machine. They do however require constant maintenance and close supervision in order to sustain continual operation. Regardless of which style of small oil press machine you opt for, you are sure to get the oils you so desire including nutrient-rich animal feeds.