Automated Pepper Berries Sorting Machine

    Project Code: 136
    This invention presents an intelligent pepper grading machine (software & Hardware) that grades the pepper berries to MPB ISO grading standards. It offers fast and cost effective method compared to manual sorting practises
Project Overview

Malaysia is now the sixth largest pepper producer in the world after Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Brazil and China. Malaysia’s pepper is grown predominantly in the state of Sarawak, hence marketed as Sarawak Pepper.  Even though pepper is a smallholder crop, it provides employment for 67,000 people which includes owners, operators, part-time farmers, and seasonal workers. To market the pepper, farmers grade their pepper through Malaysia Pepper Board. Samples are taken from their pepper production and manually graded by MPB officer.

This invention presents an intelligent pepper grading machine  (software & Hardware) that grades the pepper berries to MPB ISO grading standards