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Design and development of cost effective automatic machine for powder packging
Published in INPRESSCO
Issue: 4.0
The packaging industry has advanced leaps and bounds over the few years. The pouch packaging machines alsoknown as Form Fill and Seal Machines (FFS Machines) are available over a wide capacity range. A low costautomated packing machine can be used by small enterprises which would help reduce their cost of plant. This lowcost automated machine uses simple pneumatic, mechanical and electric systems. In this paper we have presentedone such low cost pouch filling machine. An additional weighing and pouring mechanism has been added to increasethe accuracy of the system. The process flow has been described in detail. Various processes involved in the pouchpackaging are neatly aligned and properly timed to get optimum production rate. A mechatronics system, developedfor this machine, which takes feedback from sensors and accordingly controls the manipulators has been introducedin this paper. A microcontroller system is used for this particular machine. A detailed cost comparison between aconventional machine and the one developed by us has been presented.
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