Crisps Processor (AGV-01)
Crisps Processor or codename AGV-01 is a semi-automatic machine that serves as a special crisps processing machine for small and medium-sized industries that are still working on crisps production manually. The AGV-01 innovation research project is invented through a Public-Private Research Network (PPRN) research grant from the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Crisps production using manually is slow and tiring especially in the process of popping, frying and lifting. Therefore AGV-01 was developed to speed up the production of crisps and to increase productivity by combining all of the major crisps production processes under one production area. The merger of the processes not only saves production time but it also increases the crisps production by up to 5.7 times compared to the existing manual method. The AGV-01 does not change the original recipes and flavor of the existing crisps, but it improves the quality and texture of the crisps. AGV-01 is not only focused on time saving and quality improvements as well as production quantities alone, but with the use of AGV-01, the industry can also produce up to 5 different types of crisps, based on bananas, potatoes, cassavas, yams and sweet potatoes.