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Modelling the physics of high speed product-weighing

McGuinness, Mark and Jenkins, David and Senaratne, Galkadowite (2005) Modelling the physics of high speed product-weighing. [Study Group Report]



Compac Sorting Equipment Auckland (Compac) manufactures and exports high-speed, accurate sorting systems for fruit and vegetables. Their sizers operate at between 10-15 pieces of fruit per second per lane. They weigh each piece of fruit individually, using a pair of cantilever loadcells, in less than 1/10 of a second. Compac wanted a mathematical model of the weighing process, that will help them to accurately weigh heavier fruit (more than 250g) at higher speeds (in less than a tenth of a second). They also asked for help with easing back on the size and stability of the weighing assembly, which would reduce the physical size and manufacturing cost of the overall system.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Food and Drink
Study Groups:Australian and New Zealand Mathematics in Industry Study Group > 22nd MISG [Auckland 24/1/2005 - 28/1/2005]
Company Name:Compac Sorting Equipment Ltd
ID Code:51
Deposited By: Gordon White
Deposited On:29 Jun 2005
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:46

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