Fish Chips locally called Keropok, a must souvenir for visitors, is a very tasty food product of the three southernmost provinces. Keropok has variety kinds of taste such as fish and shrimp tastes. These products are best sold at OTOP and fresh-food markets. The cooking tip is about the size of Keropok depending on a personal preference. If it is sliced in circle shape, we will get very crispy Keropok. If you like it crispy but soft inside, cut it thinker. Or if you want its taste like a French fries stick, just cut it in long piece. Keropok in the shape of French fries stick is very popular for tasters. However, speaking of cutting Keropok into the French fries shape, it quite takes long time and requires cooker’s expertise.
From the above problems, Mr. Suhidi Sani, lecturer at Industrial Engineering program, faculty of Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, has invented semi-automatic French fries fish chips cutter. The process starts from cutting Keropok in the size of 50 millimeter. After that, put it into the cutting hole. Then, the sensor will detect whether there are any pieces of Keropok inside. After that, the system will command the pneumatic to push Keropok through the blade and then the blade will shape the Keropok into French-fries stick.
This innovation was particularly invented for reducing the original sophisticated approach which leads to the inadequacy of output. After using, it reveals that the machine can produces more than 4.9 times compared to workers. It approximately gains the amount of Keropok 90 kg an hour, Mr. Suhidi Sani, said.
Interested person can directly contact to Mr. Suhidi Sani. Tel. 074-317162, 074-317168. Address: Faculty of Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, 1 Ratchadamnoen Nok, Bo Yang, Muang, Songkhla 90000. CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTOS
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