Innovation development of durian stick processing machine for transferring knowledge to foundation community

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Charnchai Phontri
Ruephuwan Chantrasa

Abstract

Durian is one of the most famous tropical fruits of Thailand. The consumption of durian can be in the form of both fresh durian and processed durian, such as chips, cakes, and crunches. This research aims to innovatively develop the durian stick processing machine. The machine is intended to perform efficiency and effectively according to the users’ needs before transferring the knowledge to the foundation community. The research applied Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in order to design and develop the conceptual model of the machine that responds to the true needs of the agricultural community of Khao-bai-sri, Chanthaburi Province. The research began by studying and collecting data of the fried durian stick processes. A survey of the agriculturist needs of the durian stick processing machine was then performed. The needs were analyzed by applying QFD to establish the technical specifications of the machine. The research then generated 4 alternative conceptual models and selected the most appropriate one. A prototype of the machine was constructed, tested and refined in order to verify its operations. The durian stick processing machine developed in this research was used in actual production in which the agriculturists were satisfied with the machine usage. Finally, the knowledge generated in this research was transferred to the foundation community.

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Charnchai Phontri, Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand

Department of Industrial Engineering

Ruephuwan Chantrasa, Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Burapha University, Chonburi, Thailand

Department of Industrial Engineering

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