Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Making of the Automated Appam Maker

For those who haven’t heard, ‘appam’ or ‘palappam’ is a traditional food in South India mainly in Kerala. 

Manual way of preparing appam is tedious when it comes to mass production. This is an era of automation where it is broadly defined as replacement of manual effort by mechanical power in all degrees of automation. The operation remains an essential part of the system although with changing demands on physical input as the degree of mechanization is increased.

We aimed to automate the time consuming and tedious processes in the food industry. In the present scenario human work force is eliminated in every possible situation, leading to an increase in the efficiency to a large extent. We have tried to touch an unexplored area of automating appam making process which has a huge potential in South Indian food culture. It allows the user to obtain ready-to-eat appam at the press of a button without any skilled labor.

This was done as the project work part of our B Tech course. I was a part of the team including my classmates Praise Sabu, Sreerag MP, Sukesh PP and Vaishak S Kurup guided by Mr. Nandu S, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department. We all are happy that this project got well recognized in various technical events.

Toney Varghese
2017 Batch

Mechanical Engineering

(More than just an academic work, this project got funded by KSCSTE and bagged various prizes in different project competitions like SRISHTI 2017 organised by SAINTGITS and second prize in National Innovation Challenge organized by TechTop at IIT Delhi.)

Congratulations to the team for this achievement!

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