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J. Trop. Resour. Sustain. Sci. 5 (2017) 134-139

Development of Small Scale Mould Stick Machine for Fish Cracker Production

Sharifah Aisyah Syed Omar1, Muhammad Iqbal Ahmad2, Mohd Hafiz Jamaludin3, Siti Saniah AB Karim1, Mohd Sukhairi Mat Rasat2*

1Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, Kelantan, Malaysia
2Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, Kelantan, Malaysia
3Faculty of Agro Based Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli Campus, Kelantan, Malaysia

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Abstract : The usage of mould stick machines can be implemented to replace the manual hand kneading, rolling, shaping and cutting dough for fish cracker with machine. The conventional method used manual hand kneading, rolling and shaping the dough of fish cracker. This method takes time, need more manpower and reduce the quality of production. Therefore, invention of machine helps producer to increase the production quantity and quality with minimize manpower. Besides that, this modern method may also help the producer to achieve the standard in term of hygiene, safety and quality of these snacks. There are three common types of fish cracker mould stick machines used in market such as rolling machine, conveyor machine and blowers machine. Therefore, this study aims to discuss on the development and usage of mould stick machine for the fish cracker in improving its production in future.

Keywords : types of machine,keropok lekor,conventional method,modern method,process,