Characterization of a Right Angle Transfer Point in a Fruit Packing Line

Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri, Jaime and García-Ramos, F.J. and Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita (2001). Characterization of a Right Angle Transfer Point in a Fruit Packing Line. "Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research", v. 79 (n. 2); pp. 205-211. ISSN 0021-8634.

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Title: Characterization of a Right Angle Transfer Point in a Fruit Packing Line
Author/s:
  • Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri, Jaime
  • García-Ramos, F.J.
  • Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research
Date: 2001
ISSN: 0021-8634
Volume: 79
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Characteristics of the impacts su!ered by the fruit on a transfer point of an experimental fruit packing line were analysed. The transfer is made up by two transporting belts at di!erent heights forming an angle of 903. These transfer points are very common in fruit packing lines, in which fruits receive two impacts: the "rst onto the belt base and the second into the lateral plate. Diferent tests were carried out to study the e!ect of transfer height, velocity, belt structure and padding on the acceleration values recorded by an instrumental sphere (IS 100). Results showed that transfer height and belt structure a!ect mainly impact values on the belt base, and padding a!ects mainly impact values registered for lateral contact. The elect of belt velocity in both impacts is less important when compared to the rest of the variables. Additionally, two powered transfer decelerators were tested at the same point with the aim of decreasing impacts su!ered by the fruit. Comparing impacts registered using these decelerators to those analysed in the first part of the study without decelerators, a high reduction of the impact values was observed.

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Item ID: 16345
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16345/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16345
Deposited by: Servicio Biblioteca Universitaria
Deposited on: 10 Jul 2013 07:52
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:39
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