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New Product Development of Advanced Tube Conveyor Shrink Tunnel for Packaging Industry

Author(s):

Mathew Joseph , SHREE VENKATESHWARA HI-TECH ENGINEERING COLLEGE; P. Lingeswaran, SHREE VENKATESHWARA HI-TECH ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Keywords:

Shrink Tunnel, Packaging Machine, New Product Development, Film Shrinking

Abstract

There are so many factors that contribute to heat losses and low load capacity in shrink tunnels used in packaging industries, this is an attempt to understand the factors that are significant in reducing the heat losses, increasing load carrying capacity and thermal efficiency. Preserving the heat in a heat tunnel without loss is important for several reasons. Temperature adjustments, safe usage, environment friendly and conservation of heat energy are the major ones. As energy prices increasing day by day, saving benefits of energy should be examined. Manufactures are now pushing standards for ovens to gain thermal efficiency, but many manufacturers feel that the upgrading of tunnel will loose thermal efficiency and would affect their bottom line adversely. Further challenges in Heat tunnels is to incorporate openings to allow the conveyor for products to enter and exit the tunnel. The product design require solution to reduce the escape of heat from the tunnel and the increase in operating costs. The most common method for fast production rate in heat tunnel is achieved by using curtains. This study will help to understand the direction that a designer should concentrate to maximize the process settings such as loading capacity, temperature, conveyor speed, heat generation levels and insulation thickness by introducing a new model of shrink tunnel machine to market

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50485
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 577-582

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