Design and fabrication of automated food grain packaging system

Name of Innovator/s:

Cavell noronha

Sclive Raikar

Danjoy D Silva

Kilbern pereira

Abliton Remedios

Guide: Prof. Sanjeel naik

Many small-scale food production business and Grocery Store owners do the process of weighing and packaging their product manually. Small and Medium scale food production business owners who particularly sell items like ‘Chiwda’, rice ,dal etc has to do the weighing, filling and packaging process manually. The sealing process is carried out with the help of heat generated through candles. This process is very time and effort consuming and thus it limits their production as well as their business.

It is observed that the cheapest machine which would automate this process of weighing and packaging costs around Rs.50 thousand-1.25 lakhs (small scale). Automatic Weighing and Packaging which is priced at the rate mentioned is not affordable for small scale and medium scale businesses. This project aims to develop a machine which will automatically fill the packets as per the required weight and seal the food packets. The entire process will be carried out with the help of load sensor, microcontrollers and other sensors which will be mounted on the machine . The idea is to manually place the bag, then automatic weighing, filling and packaging is done.

The purpose of project is to reduce human efforts and time consumption. Decreasing machine cost is the major advantage of project. The machine design is based on simple mechanisms and it can be installed easily since its portable. The speed of packaging is increased thus resulting in more production and business. It will eradicate the traditional packing and sealing method. This process will reduce the number of paid workers.

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