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Research Paper | Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation | India | Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020
Design and Automation of Food Dispensing and Packaging Machinery using PLC
Mahika Karkhanis | Dhanashri Shevade | Shrikant K. Yadav
Abstract: Food industry perpetually undergoes dynamic changes due to volatile markets. This is because, the processing and packaging technologies demand smarter and safer options with every passing day. A combination of industrial design and computer aided design assists in coping up with these challenges. The implementation of these technologies is very convenient in the large-scale industries due to the adequate availability of capital and resources. However, in case of the small-scale industries the scenario is completely different. It is more dependent on the manual efficiency, accuracy, and consistency. The ongoing pandemic is creating a market where contact less manufacturing is the demand, thus now there’s a greater need than before for these small-scale industries to implement automation in order to survive and succeed. In this paper a compact and automated system for dispensing and packaging food is proposed. The aim of this paper is to develop a new system for optimum functionality by considering the availability of resources using existing literature. PLC programming is implemented to facilitate the automation. The proposed design is directed towards achieving output consistency and automation of the entire unit will as a result ensure safe and contactless production.
Keywords: Process Automation, PLC, Food Packaging, Food Dispensing
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020,
Pages: 1321 - 1325