The mechatronic bakery

Schultz, Bradley Jason (2003) The mechatronic bakery. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

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Large-scale bread bakeries generally exist as ‘Islands of Control’ - a long line of processes interrelated, but not interconnected in terms of their control systems. To successfully implement a control system that encompasses the entire bakery, much information must be gathered and processed in such a form that process and control engineers can deduce control algorithms. This project involved the instrumentation of an entire bakery with a view to providing production reports that merge the processes. New methods of tracking products through the entire process were investigated and tested. Methods were also proposed and tested to log temperature/humidities of various bakery processes and align with products passing through to produce a loaf/time/temperature profile.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Master of Engineering thesis. Transferred from ADT 30/11/2006.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Supervisors: Billingsley, John
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:45
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 01:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: mechatronic bakery, bread, oven
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0908 Food Sciences > 090805 Food Processing
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)

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