Smart Egg Waffle Making System

HKPC
Overview

This is the FIRST automated Egg waffle making robot in the world which enhances the overall productivity and saves production cost, helping the client to bring this authentic Hong Kong gourmet to the global market.

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Research completion
2020
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed
  • The traditional production process of egg waffles is very dependent on the experience of a skilled chef. 
  • With the assistance of this system, one operator can make as many egg waffles as nine experienced chefs. 
  • The enhancement on traditional egg waffle making process with smart application and automation technology can increase productivity and save production cost.
Innovation
  • Automation of egg batter pumping that can fill the egg waffle moulds effectively with extremely high precision.
  • Able to replicate the egg waffle making technique of an experienced chef, including the 180-degree flipping motion of the moulds, the minor but important shaking motion as well as the precise temperature control, etc.
Key impact
  • Enables the production of 9 egg waffles simultaneously, thus increases productivity by 450% and saves 70% of the factory space.
  • With the significant increase in productivity, the client sucessfully secured the purchase order to export egg waffle products to supermarkets in Australia.
  • This smart production system helps promote the ""Made in Hong Kong"" traditional snacks to global market.
Award
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Manufactruing, Industrial & Systems Division Industry Award 2021, Reindustrialisation Award, Bronze Award
Application
  • Mass production of egg waffle
Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation established by statute in 1967, to promote productivity excellence through integrated advanced technologies and innovative service offerings to support Hong Kong enterprises. HKPC is the champion and expert in facilitating Hong Kong's reindustrialisation empowered by i4.0 and e4.0 - focusing on R&D, IoT, big data analytics, AI and Robotic technology development, digital manufacturing, etc., to help enterprises and industries upgrade their business performance, lower operating costs, increase productivity and enhance competitiveness. 

The Council is a trusted partner with comprehensive innovative solutions for Hong Kong industries and enterprises, enabling them to achieve resources and productivity utilisation, effectiveness and cost reduction, and enhanced competitiveness in both local and international marketplace. It offers SMEs and startups immediate and timely assistance in coping with the ever-changing business environment, accompanying them on their innovation and transformation journey.

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