Updated on February 1, 2024


Created on August 3, 2017

CAMARTEC Oil Press Machine

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The CAMARTEC Oil Press Machine is a manually operated oil expeller used to produce oil from different kinds of seeds

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  • Kebbi State University of Science & Technology
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Product Description

The CAMARTEC Oil Press Machine is a manually powered ram press machine used to press different types of seeds in order to produce oil out of them. There are two models of different sizes: the BP30 (has small capacity) and the BP50 (has bigger capacity).


Target SDGs

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

CAMARTEC (Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation and Rural Technology) distributes the oil expeller directly to target users

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Piteba Oil Expeller Press.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The CAMARTEC Oil Press Machine is produced through 9 local manufacturers in Tanzania

Intellectural Property Type

Trade Secret

User Provision Model

The product can be obtained directly from the manufacturer

Distributions to Date Status

Over 100 of the oil presses were sold in Tanzania until 1992

Feedstock types


Volume of oil produced (L)

1.7 – 2.6

Capacity: Feedstock rate (kg/hr)

8.1 – 11.7

Power source


Motor drive power (kW)


Design Specifications

The oil press expels oil by the application of pressure to seeds inside a cylinder and cage by means of a piston and a system of levers. Under the pressure built in the cage the seeds release oil. To operate the machine a handle is used to press the seeds. One requirement of operation of the oil press is that the oil pressing process should be continuous from the beginning to end. The machine is designed to be portable and to be repaired locally. Specifications: -Mass: ~40 kg -Piston diameter: 30 mm -Handle length: 1 m -Bushing: none -Cage shape: straight

Product Schematics

Technical Support

The user needs to lubricate parts like the bolts and nuts weekly. Also, they should be retightened and cleaned twice a week.

Replacement Components



1-3 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

It is designed to be operated by one man with a stroke rate of 12 to 20 strokes per minute

Vetted Performance Status

The press' extraction efficiency has been vetted by scientists at Kebbi State University of Science & Technology, Nigeria    



Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

Warra, A. A., 2011, Sesame (sesamum indicum L.) seed oil methods of extraction and its prospects in cosmetic industry: a review. Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 4(2): pp 164-168.

Uziak, J and Loukanov, I. A., 2007, Performance Evaluation of Commonly Used Oil Ram Press Machines. Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal. Manuscript PM 07 019,
Vol. IX, October, 2007.

Hyman, E. L., 1993, Production of Edible Oils For the Masses and By the Masses: The Impact of the Ram Press in Tanzania. World development, 21(3): pp 429-443.


Compliance with regulations


Other Information

Specifications: Production of edible oils for the masses and by the masses: The impact of the ram press in Tanzania Kebbi State University of Science & Technology, Nigeria Performance report Appropriate Technology International SEED OIL METHODS OF EXTRACTION AND ITS PROSPECTS IN COSMETIC INDUSTRY: A REVIEW - Kebbi State University of Science & Technology

Comments from the Community


  1. k_nationaltraders says:

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    CAMARTEC is a manually operated oil expeller machine used to produce oil from different kinds of seeds.
    thanking you in anyicipation

  2. k_nationaltraders says:

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  3. k_nationaltraders says:

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