Tea-Cleaning Machine

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tea-Cleaning Machine


a stationary machine that is used to remove foreign matter from harvested tea leaves.

The ChP-300 tea-cleaning machine is used on tea plantations in the USSR. In the machine, tea leaves from a hopper are fed by a loading conveyor to a cleaning conveyor. Foreign matter is then removed by an airflow produced by a fan and is dumped into a waste bin. The remaining mass is conveyed to mesh drums and, after sifting, is packaged. Unsifted tea leaves are conveyed from the drums to another waste bin.

The ChP-300 tea-cleaning machine is driven by a 1.5-kilowatt electric motor and a 1.7-kilowatt electric motor. It has an output of 0.3 ton/hr and is operated by one worker.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.