Accession Number:

ADA180296

Title:

Tray Pack Prototype Plant Design

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Aug 1985

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

This project report describes the engineering design of a prototype production facility for the automated manufacture and assembly of Tray Pack foods for Army field feeding use. The plant was designed to produce 44 menu items for a total production rate of 17 million Tray Packsyear on automated assembly lines designed to operate at 20 cpm. The report describes the schematic engineering design of the entire facility which includes the following activity areas I. Receiving Warehouse, II. Preparation Area, III. Filling Lines, IV. Sterilization Area, V. Packaging and Labelling Area, VI. Shipping Warehouse, and VII. AdministrativeStaffing Areas. The overall size on the plant is 210,081 square feet. A cost analysis of the plant, personnel and equipment together with appendices describing equipment suppliers, specialized automation equipment, and related software products is also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE