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Research Title Design and Development of a Mechanical Garlic and Cashew Chipper (Year 1 of 1)
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15 Januray 2020
14 January 2021
Research Location HAU
Research Description This project proposes a slicer machine that could eliminate manual slicing and at the same time increase production. Workers would be hazard free and companies that uses garlic as their raw materials would increase profit by being able to produce more of their products, thus lessening the opportunity losses brought about by not being able to cope up with the customer demands. With the initial interview conducted to four (4) companies, slicing of raw materials is one of the basic techniques needed in preparation for garlicbased and cashewbased products and it is one of the techniques that manufacturers are having difficulty with. Manufacturers are interested with the machine since they believe it will increase their processing however they do have reservations thinking that it would be too costly for them to purchase it. Garlic or cashew slicers available in the market are still manual while some machines does not give the output within their required specifications. Searching on the internet for commercially available slicers would show different kitchen aides and machines having a different price ranges. Thus, for small and medium scale manufacturers to afford such a machine, the researchers will aim to design and develop a low cost machine slicer that can meet the manufacturers' requirements at a competitive cost. This project aims to address the need of the industry of further improving their production processes, from doing it manually to the use of a machine.
Research Objectives To (1) develop a mechanical garlic and cashew chipper for the small and 4 medium scale food processors in Region III; and (2) address the need of industry on further improving their production process from doing it manually, to the use of a machine.
Research Beneficiary(ies) Edelyn's Homemade Nuts and the other manufacturers in the region that uses garlic and cashew as an ingredient
Research Accoplishments [CY 2020] A) Product: One (1) unit garlic and cashew chipper B) Publication
Total Research Cost ₱1,906,810.40
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Code DG CY2020 8293
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Priority Thrust DOST
R&D


Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Agriculture
Related sectors Food technology
Entry revision: February 2021