Accession Number : ADA318948

Title :   Engineered Systems for Handling Material and Product Between Processing Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Sep 95,

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

Personal Author(s) : Descovich, T. ; Litman, N. ; Luxhoj, J.

PDF Url : ADA318948

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : The major equipment and steps in the production of combat rations have been individually addressed in the CRAMTD demonstration site, such as filling and sealing Tray Pack cans, filling and sealing MRE pouches and retorting for sterility. The introduction of materials and ingredients into the process and movement between operations has been accomplished manually and expeditiously, but the methods and equipment used would not support normal production rates. Further, there was a need to optimize product safety and overall efficiency. This project covered documentation and analysis of current technology, and resulted in the development of integrated systems for moving product and material in and between specific process areas. A Hi-Speed Checkweigher Pouch Inspection Conveyor, Brenter Retort Loader, Roll Hoist Machine, Intermittent Bucket Conveyor and Centralized Control Station were developed and demonstrated during the project. Non-Traditional Capital Investment Criteria (NCIC) studies were made of Product Feeders, Retort Crate Loading, and a Centralized Control Station.

Descriptors :   *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *MILITARY RATIONS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LOADING(HANDLING), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, COMBAT READINESS, PRODUCTION CONTROL, PACKAGING, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, FOOD PRESERVATION, PRODUCTION RATE, DESIGN TO COST, STERILIZATION, PACKING MATERIALS, MATERIALS HANDLING, CANNING, CONTAINERIZING, POWERED LIFT.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE