Decelerator elements for ramp transfer points in fruit packing lines

García-Ramos, F.J. and Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri, Jaime and Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita (2003). Decelerator elements for ramp transfer points in fruit packing lines. "Journal of Food Engineering" (n. 59); pp. 331-337. ISSN 0260-8774.

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Title: Decelerator elements for ramp transfer points in fruit packing lines
Author/s:
  • García-Ramos, F.J.
  • Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri, Jaime
  • Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Food Engineering
Date: 2003
ISSN: 0260-8774
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

Two different decelerator elements used to reduce impacts on fruits on ramp transfer points in fruit packing lines were designed and tested. The performance of these elements, a powered decelerator and a multiple curtain, was compared to commercial decelerators (blankets). A ramp of length 60 cm was placed at an angle of 30º in an experimental fruit packing line between a roller transporter and a conveyor. The decelerators were placed on top of the ramp. Different tests were carried out to study the performance of the decelerators using instrumented spheres (IS 100) of various sizes. Results showed that decelerators can reduce the impact intensity down to safe thresholds. The powered decelerator was the most effective because it reduced the speed of fruits and did not cause retention of the fruit, when correctly regulated.

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Item ID: 16409
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16409/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16409
Deposited by: Servicio Biblioteca Universitaria
Deposited on: 11 Jul 2013 11:49
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:42
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