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Safety Throats for Meat Grinding Equipment

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R. L. Barnett

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Niles, IL

G. Litwin, G. M. Hutter

Triodyne Inc., Niles, IL

J. Eng. Ind 111(3), 262-268 (Aug 01, 1989) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3188758 History: Received October 01, 1986; Online July 30, 2009

Abstract

Every engineered system represents a tradeoff among at least three criteria: cost, safety, and function. For a meat grinder with a safety feed throat and stomper, common sense tells us that operator safety will increase as the throat diameter gets smaller and its length gets longer. It is just as apparent that the feed throat capacity will decrease accordingly. This paper quantifies the relationship among the throat parameters, the capacity, and the stomper force.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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