Accession Number : ADA311180

Title :   Technology Application and Consulting (Short Term Project - STP Number 68).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Coburn, John F.

PDF Url : ADA311180

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The objective of this short term project was to provide technical resources to facilitate implementation of new technology by combat ration producers. During the project, senior technical personnel participated in three DLA Process Action Teams (PAT); MRE, Heat & Serve, and Specification. In all cases these PATs were important to technology transfer between team members including combat ration producers, armed services, DPSC, and NRDEC. Technical interchange with the Industrial Base Preparedness group in DPSC focused on high-speed, automated filling equipment. CRAMTD personnel were major technical contributors at the Horizontal Form/Fill/Seal (HFFS) manufacturer/combat ration producer acceptance tests recommending a significant number of design modifications and operating procedures (based on HFFS experience at the CRAMTD Demonstration Site). Further to the HFFS assistance, the CRAMTD Demonstration Site was used to provide a workshop/demonstration production using the CRAMTD HFFS machine. An exhibit, 'Developmental Manufacture', was provided at the Spring 1996 Research & Development Associates Meeting and Exposition. It is recommended that a new short term project to continue the major activities conducted during this project.

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *DEMONSTRATIONS, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *INSPECTION, *QUALITY CONTROL, *STATISTICAL PROCESSES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, WARFARE, AUTOMATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MODIFICATION, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, STATISTICAL DATA, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), TECHNICIANS, PACKAGING, RESOURCES, WORKSHOPS, FILLING, MILITARY RATIONS.

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

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