Rice milling is a process that converts grain into the rice. In this process, impurities such as soil, sand, stone, metal, etc are often found so that which affects the performance of the grinding machine and can result in damage to the machine, causing the rice to become less colored, and the level of rice shards to be high so that the quality of the rice becomes poorer. down.

The Community Service Team, Faculty of Engineering, Diponegoro University (Undip) succeeded in making a magnetic trap. “This magnetic trap tool serves to reduce impurities in the form of stone, sand, and metal on the inlet and outlet sides of the rice milling machine. In this PKM activity, the team installed a magnetic trap device, and handed the tool over to MSMEs at UD Sumber Makmur,” explained the PKM Team Leader, Norman Iskandar ST MT (Undip Mechanical Engineering Lecturer). This team consists of Prof. Widayat, Dr. Sulardjaka, Dr. Agus Suprihanto, and Dr. Sri Nugroho.

This idea is based on concerns about the rice milling UMKM business which is experiencing problems because the rice they produce is still high in the dirt. Prof. Widayat said that this technology is commonly used in large-scale industries. Sulardjaka added that this magnetic trap technology is easy to replicate and is applied to all small-scale milling units.