Accession Number : ADA303755

Title :   Combat Ration Advanced Manufacturing Technology Demonstration (CRAMTD). 'Generic Inspection-Statistical Process Control System for a Combat Ration Manufacturing Facility'. Short Term Project (STP) Number 3.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 89-Feb 93,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ CENTER FOR ADVANCED FOOD TECHNOLOG Y

Personal Author(s) : Lee, T. C. ; Daun, H. ; Elsayed, E. A. ; Kleyn, D. H. ; Rossen, J. L.

PDF Url : ADA303755

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 272

Abstract : Historically, quality inspection systems focused on out of spec material instead of providing control strategies to prevent defects from occurring. New inspection systems include Contractor Inspection Systems and Statistical Process Control. The overall objective of this Short Term Project was the design, development and demonstration of a plan for automated manufacturing process controls and in-process inspection for the manufacture of combat rations. The Statistical Process Control Plan for CRAMTD was approved by DPSC and a final SPC Manual released. Also developed and released were a cookbook for Beef Chunks and Gravy in Tray-Pack and the on-line quality control procedures. Several new concepts were examined as advanced on-line sensors. Recommendations for expanded work were developed and undertaken by the DOD. It was recommended that qualities relevant to food manufacturing control be quantified (Funded as DAAK60-92-C-0087); that key hardware and computer software to implement SPC at the CRAMTD site be acquired (funded as STP #12); and that the ability of a food manufacturing process to produce products be quantified (funded as STP #20).

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *DEMONSTRATIONS, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *INSPECTION, *QUALITY CONTROL, *STATISTICAL PROCESSES, *FOOD PROCESSING, *MILITARY RATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTROL, WARFARE, AUTOMATION, DETECTORS, STRATEGY, FACILITIES, CONTRACTORS, QUALITY, EXPANSION, ONLINE SYSTEMS, FOOD, PREVENTION, DEFECT ANALYSIS, BEEF.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE