Employment of automation system in food canning of corn products

Ananthanathorn, Kant and Nukman, Yusoff and Tamrin, Khairul Fikri (2012) Employment of automation system in food canning of corn products. In: 5th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, 5-6 November 2012, EDSA Shangri-La Manila, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City Philippines. (In Press)

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Abstract

Canned foods industry is no longer regarded as a minor player in a global food sector. Canning food is useful to preserve the food quality and taste over a significantly long time period. In this paper, a feasibility study focuses on the employment of an automation system in food canning of corn products specifically at a loading station. A comprehensive data on input and output quantity of defect products was initially collected and studied. Process modeling and PLC programming were developed with aim at reducing such defects by converting the semi-automated mechanism into a fully-automated system. Substantial benefits have been obtained in terms of reduced quantity of defect products, saving in operating cost and reduction of manual staff number

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, University of Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: PLC programming; Process modeling; Automation system; Canned food industry
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Khairul Fikri Tamrin
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2013 01:32
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 03:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8315

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