Design and development of a transfer system for an automated packaging machine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
David E. Hardt.
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In this thesis, the design and development of an automated packaging machine capable of transitioning bulk vials into containers of 100 nested vials is presented. Specifically, this thesis focuses on the design, development and production of a transfer line as part of the aforementioned machine. After being fed into the sorting and orienting stage in loose bulk, the vials are transferred into the packaging stage through the transfer line. The designed machine will contribute to the reduction of labor costs and increase reliability regarding the exact number and orientation of the vials inside the package. After a concise overview of the motivation and objectives of the project as well as a brief reference to the term industrial automation, the design and development of the transfer line is described in detail.
Thesis: M. Eng. in Advanced Manufacturing and Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 81).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology