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Laptaned, Ungul and Yiangkamolsing, Chana (2005) Designing a Grinding Machine for the Thai Butchers: Considering the Anthropometry Data. UTCC Engineering Research Papers. ISSN 1906-1625

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Abstract

Ergonomics concept has been recently used in Thailand for overcoming the problems that are related to the improper design of equipment and instrument. By designing either equipment or instrument, it is very crucial to consider a concept of “Anthropometry.” Anthropometry data can be used as a reference for biomechanics’ study which may includes center of mass, center of gravity, body links, width, length, body size for movement, weight, height, circumferences, etc. By considering the data being derived from a measurement of human anthropometry, this research study was conducted to use such data in redesigning a current grinding machine used in the Thai dairy markets. This grinding machine is currently used for the Thai butchers whom the pork meat is a main selling product. Also, the research presented here considers male and female’s anthropometry data that is at the 50th and 5th percentile representing the design for average and design for extremes, respectively. The purpose is to provide the information of how to design the optimum size of the grinding machine that can be used for both genders. The main objectives of this research are: 1) to improve comfort and efficiency of using the grinding machine, as well as 2) to design a guard of the machine for the Thai Butchers to improve safety and increase efficiency/effectiveness of grinding.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering > Logistics Engineering
Divisions: School > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Kitikun Pongsak
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 21:14
Last Modified: 17 May 2014 12:22
URI: http://eprints.utcc.ac.th/id/eprint/853

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