Panchakki Mechanism is the traditional mechanism used as wood cutting machines. Water force is used to generate power by artificial (engineered with local knowledge) water channels. The generated kinetic energy is used to run the wood cutting machine to cut the wooden logs. Speed of the machine is controlled by managing the water flow.
Process Sketch of Panchakki Machine:
1. Water Flow diverted from canal.
2. Speed control valve.
3. Water Turbine.
4. Water Force converted to kinetic energy.
5. Wooden Pulley (5.1, 5.2, 5.3 - pulley).
6. Weight balancing wheel.
7. Belt which connects to the cutting machine.
8. Wood Slitting Machine.