Food packaging industry requires machines able to perform different tasks and carry out several functions. Machine modularization allows to feed customer's needs creating a set of equipment with different features and technology. Module derivation is particularly important at the conceptual phase where main decisions are taken and where the degree of freedom are higher, avoiding subsequent costly modification. This study aims at investigating the adoption of engineering design process for the development of a tuna canning machine, deriving main modules for a definition of a product platform. The possibility to have a modular framework in this type of products allows to satisfy constraints coming from different markets and applications (i.e., product quality, adaptability, upgradability, assemblability, compliance with standards where the machine is installed, etc.). Modules were derived based on state-of-art approaches used for product development (i.e., functional analysis, module derivation and morphological matrix) and two examples (i.e., Cutter and Compactor & Shaper modules) were detailed to explain the developed design solutions. Results highlight how different design options can be adopted to overcome several issues (i.e., assemblability, upgradability) and fulfill requirements of different markets (i.e., product quality and aesthetic).

Engineering design in food-packaging industry: The case study of a tuna canning machine / Formentini, G.; Favi, C.; Moroni, F.; Pirondi, A.. - ELETTRONICO. - 100(2021), pp. 229-234. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 31st CIRP Design Conference 2021, CIRP Design 2021 tenutosi a De Horst (Building 20), Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB, nld nel 2021 [10.1016/j.procir.2021.05.060].

Engineering design in food-packaging industry: The case study of a tuna canning machine

Formentini G.
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Favi C.;Moroni F.;Pirondi A.
2021

Abstract

Food packaging industry requires machines able to perform different tasks and carry out several functions. Machine modularization allows to feed customer's needs creating a set of equipment with different features and technology. Module derivation is particularly important at the conceptual phase where main decisions are taken and where the degree of freedom are higher, avoiding subsequent costly modification. This study aims at investigating the adoption of engineering design process for the development of a tuna canning machine, deriving main modules for a definition of a product platform. The possibility to have a modular framework in this type of products allows to satisfy constraints coming from different markets and applications (i.e., product quality, adaptability, upgradability, assemblability, compliance with standards where the machine is installed, etc.). Modules were derived based on state-of-art approaches used for product development (i.e., functional analysis, module derivation and morphological matrix) and two examples (i.e., Cutter and Compactor & Shaper modules) were detailed to explain the developed design solutions. Results highlight how different design options can be adopted to overcome several issues (i.e., assemblability, upgradability) and fulfill requirements of different markets (i.e., product quality and aesthetic).
Engineering design in food-packaging industry: The case study of a tuna canning machine / Formentini, G.; Favi, C.; Moroni, F.; Pirondi, A.. - ELETTRONICO. - 100(2021), pp. 229-234. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 31st CIRP Design Conference 2021, CIRP Design 2021 tenutosi a De Horst (Building 20), Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB, nld nel 2021 [10.1016/j.procir.2021.05.060].
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