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Vol.3, No.2, 2024: pp.64-75

Development and testing of a semi-automatic machine for making noodles


Po Po Thin1

, Htay Htay Win1

, Aung Kyaw Soe1
, Aung Ko Latt1
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mandalay Technological University, Mandalay, Myanmar

Received: 4 April 2024
Revised: 26 May 2024
Accepted: 13 June 2024
Published: 30 June 2024


As part of the research, a shaft for cutting flat noodles of 4 mm and 2 mm for a semi-automatic portable noodle-making machine was developed and tested. The main diameter of these shafts was 14 mm. The theoretical analysis observed the von Mises stress flat noodle-cutting shaft and the effective stress of the noodle-cutting shaft of 4 mm. In a numerical analysis using FEA, the von Mises stress and effective stress of the shaft were observed for cutting 4 mm flat noodles. According to the results, the maximum percentage errors between the theoretical and numerical FEA results were 13.7% and 16.8%, respectively. In the experimental part, the capacity and efficiency of the semi-automatic machine for making noodles were analyzed. The average capacity and efficiency of the 4 mm flat noodle machine was 71 kg/h, while the average capacity and efficiency of the 2 mm flat noodle machine was 73 kg/h. The research results showed that the 2 mm flat noodle machine has a higher capacity than the 4 mm flat noodle machine, but their efficiency is the same at 93%.


Development, Noodles-making machine, FEA, ASME code equation, Capacity, Efficiency


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P.P. Thin, H.H. Win, A.K. Soe, A.K. Latt, Development and Testing of a Semi-automatic Machine for Making Noodles. Advanced Engineering Letters, 3(2), 2024: 64-75.

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