Development of A Semi-Auto Tea Packer Prototype for Agricultural SME in Thailand and Indonesia<br>Development of A Semi-Auto Tea Packer Prototype for Agricultural SME in Thailand and Indonesia

Development of A Semi-Auto Tea Packer Prototype for Agricultural SME in Thailand and Indonesia
Development of A Semi-Auto Tea Packer Prototype for Agricultural SME in Thailand and Indonesia


ไทย :

This paper presents the study, design and construction of a semi-auto tea packer. The semi-auto tea packer prototype consists of 5 parts. The first part is a rotating part that will rotate when a sensor detects the tea of 2 g that falls down through the hole to the provided container. The second part is a weighting part that functions to control weight of tea to always be 2 g. The third part is a base that supports all the parts and weight of the tea packer. The fourth part is a control box that controls operation of the tea packer including: electronic circuits, sensors and power supply. The fifth part is a blender that helps to dispose the tea not to rush to fall down into the hole. The experimental results obtained from the tea packer prototype compared to one from the human showed that packing tea by a human could produce only 3-5 bag/min while using the designed tea packer could produce more with capability of 8-10 bag/min. This machine would help in enhancing SME activities with similar profile for both Thailand and Indonesia.

English :

This paper presents the study, design and construction of a semi-auto tea packer. The semi-auto tea packer prototype consists of 5 parts. The first part is a rotating part that will rotate when a sensor detects the tea of 2 g that falls down through the hole to the provided container. The second part is a weighting part that functions to control weight of tea to always be 2 g. The third part is a base that supports all the parts and weight of the tea packer. The fourth part is a control box that controls operation of the tea packer including: electronic circuits, sensors and power supply. The fifth part is a blender that helps to dispose the tea not to rush to fall down into the hole. The experimental results obtained from the tea packer prototype compared to one from the human showed that packing tea by a human could produce only 3-5 bag/min while using the designed tea packer could produce more with capability of 8-10 bag/min. This machine would help in enhancing SME activities with similar profile for both Thailand and Indonesia.