Portable Food Balls Extrusion Machine
Ana Maria A. Bonito

1Ana Maria A. Bonito, Dean, College of Education Central Bicol State University of Agriculture Philippines.

Manuscript received on January 16, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 265-268 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: D1180029420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D1180.029420
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Abstract: This study developed a portable extrusion machine for food balls products. The study used the Research and Development (R&D) process for it involved the preparation and construction of a finished product that can be used in the field of education. The extrusion machine’s cost efficiency was 10 times better than the manual method but twice lower compared to the commercial machine. There was significant variation in the weights of the food balls produced by the three methods, and the instructional and commercial value of the machine obtained an overall mean rating of 4.46 or very satisfactory. Thus, it is technically feasible to construct the portable extrusion machine in view of the expected functionality of the designed parts, the availability of supplies and materials and affordability of its cost. The construction of the machine requires procedure to follow for ease and accuracy. The portable extrusion machine is superior over the manual method but inferior to commercial units as to production ratio. Furthermore, it is more economically viable to use the portable extrusion machine for small-scale food balls production than the manual method. Potential for technology transfer/ generation and business incubation should be conducted before its release in the Philippine market 
Keywords: Food Science Technology, portable extrusion Machine, Research and Development, Philippines.
Scope of the Article:  Operational Research