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Automation for value added prepared vegetables – the Brussels sprout

Davis, ST, Gray, J and Caldwell, DG 2010, 'Automation for value added prepared vegetables – the Brussels sprout' , Trends in Food Science & Technology, 21 (3) , pp. 138-144.

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Abstract

This paper considers automation in the preparation of Brussels sprouts as a value added food item. Within the processing of Brussels sprouts several tasks already have automated solutions but these require that the sprouts be fed to them in an exact and repeatable manner. To achieve this, feeding of the machines is performed manually. This paper explores options for automating this product feed. A prototype machine is described which was tested using real products and was found to be capable of aligning 30 sprouts per minute in the desired orientation.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Trends in Food Science & Technology
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0924-2244
Depositing User: ST Davis
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 15:21
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2014 13:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/23145

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