EOI: 10.11242/viva-tech.01.04.192

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Sumeet Patil, Yash Sawant, Abhishek Vinerkar, Nidish Shetty, "DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF FOODGRAINS PACKAGING SYSTEM USING SCREW CONVEYOR", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 192, pp. 1-7, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


This paper aims at developing a mechanism for easy and quick packaging of foodgrains or oils without being spilled out of the package. The need for such a system arises from requirements in our society wanting to have a packaging system that will pack the foodgrains more efficiently. The mechanism consists of screw conveyor as one of the component used for transferring the bulk from one place to another. The geometry of an Archimedes/Conveyor screw is governed by certain external parameters (its outer radius, length, and slope) and certain internal parameters (its inner radius, number of blades, and the pitch of the blades). The external parameters are usually determined by the location of the screw and how much bulk or liquid is to be lifted. The internal parameters, however, are free to be chosen to optimize the performance of the screw. In this report the inner radius and pitch that maximize the volume of foodgrains or liquid lifted in one turn of the screw are found. The optimal parameter values found are used in the design of modern Archimedes screws.


Screw Conveyor, Loadcell, Packaging.


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