Characterization of a 90° Transfer Point in a Fruit Packing Line.

Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri, Jaime and Garcia Ramos, F.J. and Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita (2000). Characterization of a 90° Transfer Point in a Fruit Packing Line.. In: "AgEng2000 European Society of Agricultural Engineers Conference", 2-7, julio-2000, Warwick (Reino Unido).

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Title: Characterization of a 90° Transfer Point in a Fruit Packing Line.
Author/s:
  • Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri, Jaime
  • Garcia Ramos, F.J.
  • Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: AgEng2000 European Society of Agricultural Engineers Conference
Event Dates: 2-7, julio-2000
Event Location: Warwick (Reino Unido)
Title of Book: European Society of Agricultural Engineers Conference
Date: 2000
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 suffered 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 different heights forming an angle of 90°. These transfer points are very common in fruit packing lines, in which fruits receive two impacts: the first onto the belt base and the second into the lateral plate. Different tests were earned out to study the effect of transfer height, velocity, belt structure and padding on tire acceleration values recorded by an instrumental sphere (IS 100). Results showed that transfer height and belt structure affect mainly impact values on the belt base, and padding affects mainly impact values registered in lateral impact. The effect 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 suffered 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: 23464
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/23464/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:23464
Deposited by: Servicio Biblioteca Universitaria
Deposited on: 10 Apr 2014 11:08
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 23:13
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