A Design of Automatic Meat Slicing Machine
The main purpose of the project is to design an automatic machine to slice chicken meat which is to automate the conventional chicken meat slicing method to modern method. BABARITTOS DELIGHT, it supplies Tortillas Wrap to the popular trend of Food & Beverage (F&B) business called Food Truck. The main ingredient of Burritos is slices of boneless chicken meat, where each slice is approximately 5 mm thick. Conventionally, the company practice a manual cutting process; which uses a normal cutting knife with manual human labour causing the truncating production rate and thickness of the meat; while the demands of the Burritos increases by days. This method requires 3 to 4 workers and one and half hour to cut the 30 kg boneless chicken meat to be cut into roughly 5 mm per slice. The main objective of this project is to design an automatic meat slicing machine to increase the production rate of the sliced meat and in the same time to reduce the number of workers in slicing station. The machine only required one worker to operate and the output can be up to 30kg per 30 minutes which almost triple the quantity of output and labour cost saving. Meanwhile the quality of the sliced meat is enhanced as most of the sliced meat is uniformly 5mm thick. The concept of the design is to cut the meat using several circular cutting blades, where the chicken is placed on the moving conveyor and finally will drop into a sterile tray.