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Automated Sandwich Assembly and Packing (AFM 173) - FT0587

To study the handling characteristics of the sandwich materials in order to assure the operating of the automated assembly system for a range of sandwich types. To investigate, analyse, develop and demonstrate effective automation mechanisms for the process activities of topping, clapping and packing of sandwiches. Finally. to demonstrate the effectiveness of such automation for food factory conditions and to reason the investment for the production of standard equipment.
Project Documents
• General : Automated Sandwich Assembly and Packing   (21k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2003

Cost: £310,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Bath, Inbis Ltd, University - Salford, Marks and Spencer plc, Gunstones Bakery
Food and Drink              
Food Hygiene              
Food manufacturing industry              
Process Technology              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain