Development of Keropok Keping Drying Machine for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Mohamaddan, Shahrol and Mohd Mohtar, A. M A A and Junaidi, Nazreen and Mohtadzar, Nur Alia Athirah Binti Hj and Mohamad Suffian, Mohamad Syazwan Zafwan (2016) Development of Keropok Keping Drying Machine for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 114 (1). ISSN 17578981

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Abstract

Keropok is a traditional cracker product in Southeast Asia. Keropok is made from fish, squid or shrimp mixed with starch or sago flour and eggs. In Malaysia, keropok industry is widely operated at the coastal areas where the fish/seafood supply can be easily accessed. Keropok need to be dried before the packaging process. At the moment, conventional method was used where the keropok is arranged under the sunlight on a board called pemidai. The method is considered less hygienic since it exposed to the dirt and dust and less practical especially during the raining season. This research is focusing on a new automation technique to solve the problems. Rotary drum with internal holder was developed as the drying machine. Keropok keping (types of keropok) was selected to be experimented using the machine with three different rotating speeds. Preliminary experiment result shows that the broken rate of the keropok keping was around 27% of the total weight. The development of new automation system is hoped to improve the small medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keropok Keping, Drying Machine, Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Fish cracker, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 02:49
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/15323

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