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    Basic Information

Technology developed: Tree Climber (TP19767966282)
Category: Product(Hardware/Material/Software)
Details of Inventor(s):
Inventor Institution/Organization/Company Department Designation
D N Venkat National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF)
Technical Application Area: Other
If 'Other', please specify:
Tree climbing
Please give more details of new technical application area:
Organization(s):
National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF)
Affiliated Ministry: DST, Govt. of India
Type of technology development: Indigenous
Does the technology help in replacing any import items currently
procured from outside India?
Yes
Does the technology have export potential? Yes
Category of Technology developed: Immediate Deployment
Stage of Development: Commercialized
Please describe in detail including the TRL Level:
Technology is ready for commercialization.

    Abstract:

Applications: The innovator noticed the problems in climbing coconut palm trees and decided to address all the issues and designed a simple low cost tree climber with a sitting arrangement, locking system and a safety belt. It has a seating provision and has two frames. The upper frame is operated by hand while the lower one is operated by leg. The user sits comfortably on the seat and by the up and down movement of upper and lower frame, one can climb the tree. A locking system has been provided, which enables the climber to work without fear at any height. To avoid the possibility of a fall, a four lock pin can be fixed at any height. One can climb up to 40 ft in 5 minutes (this includes time needed in fixing, climbing up- down and removal of device from tree). One of the major advantages of this machine is that it is useful for trees with different girth. Coconut Tree climbers are a rarity these days in Kerala and other coconut growing states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa, with very few taking on the traditional profession. There is a reluctance to enter this field because of the occupational risk and the arduous labor involved in climbing tall coconut trees. Due to scarcity of labor as against the general norm of harvesting cycles of 45 to 60 days, farmers are currently able to harvest only once in three to four months. There are three variants Coconut Tree Climber, Multi Tree Climber and Tree Walker. Multi Tree Climber Equipment is suitable for climbing coconut, palm, teak, and rubber, silver oak & similar trees. Major attributes of this innovation are Easy Handling, less weight, easy transportation, zero maintenance, any level of height could be climbed, and women could also use it with ease. It s a great offering for the people in the trade that involves climbing a tree.
Advantages: Light Weight and manual Operation Easy Transportation and Handling Safety Harness for Climber’s Safety Very low maintenance cost Compact design.

    Technology Inputs:

Imported Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Indigenous Equipment/Spare Parts:
Equipment/Spare Parts Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Imported Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Indigenous Raw Materials:
Raw Materials Year ITC-HS Code
NA
Existing R&D Facilities used:
Facilities Year ITC-HS Code
NA

    R&D Investment:

R&D investment (Rs. in Lakhs):                    
Indian Source (Rs.) Foreign Source (Rs.) Year
0 0 NA

   Patents & Publications:

Patents:
Filed Patents (No.) Granted Patents (No.) Year
0 0 NA
Publications:
Submitted (No.) Published (No.) Year
0 0 NA

    Commercialization Potential:

Who are the Potential Licensees?
What commercially available products address
the same problem?
Company Product Problem Addressed
Would you like to develop this invention further with
corporate research support?
Yes
Would you be interested in participating in cluster based
programs for commercialization research or business
planning for your invention?
Yes
      Submitted by: Tushar Garg Date of Submission: 6-8-2020



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