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Automatic Reconfigurable Food Handling and Packaging System for Confectionery(AFM211) - FT1518

This project is to carry out research on the reconfigurable technology for food handling and packaging particularly for confectionery products and to develop a demonstrator system which proves the idea and concepts of reconfigurability and adaptability in food handling and packaging

1. Characterise motion and implement manipulation analysis for current confectionery handling and packaging into boxes and cartons;
2. Develop concepts for reconfigurable tooling and innovative adaptable handling mechanisms for confectionery packaging;
3. Deliver a demonstrator for reconfigurable food handling and packaging able to achieve reconfigurability for three different ranges of confectionery products from Bendicks and M&S.
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Automatic reconfigurable confectionary handling and packaging systems (ARCHAPS)   (37k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2008

Cost: £314,446
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Quin Systems Limited, Field Packaging Systems, University - Bath, Marks and Spencer plc, Bendicks (Mayfair) Ltd, University - London - Kings College
Food and Drink              
Food Chain              
Food Industry Sustainability Strategy              
Food Ingredients              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Quality              
Manufacturing Efficiency              
Process Technology              
Products and Processes              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain