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A Study of Feedscrew Container Handling Systems on Liquid Packaging Lines with a view to Optimisation

  • C. Lee
  • H. G. Patel
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Summary

From the point of sales, marketing and distribution, consumer goods of all description have to be packaged. Containers used for liquid packaging are no exception. This paper analyses traditional feedscrew container systems used on liquid packaging lines. It discusses potential problems and possible improvements. As container shapes have become more diverse and line speeds have continued to increase throughout the packaging industry, feedscrew transfer systems are limiting line performance. An advanced handling system is needed to provide the necessary throughput rates and flexibility to meet the new and future requirements.

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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Lee
    • 1
  • H. G. Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK

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