Automatic Rubber Tapping System (ARTS)
Automatic tapping machine or ARTS is an automatic latex harvester attached to the tree with the concept of bark incision. The machine is capable to perform the tapping task automatically according to the programmed time. This system utilizes the solar energy to charge the power supply unit to ensure continuous supply of power for the system to operate thus promoting a greener and more sustainable concept and technology.
ARTS is another breakthrough by the Malaysian Rubber Board in helping the nation becoming a competitive rubber producing country. The use of ARTS could reduce the dependence of skilled and foreign labor in the rubber industry especially the upstream sector. This development will be a paradigm shift to the rubber industry especially in the upstream sector. Advancement in the industry should be kept in line with the advancement in technology.