HomeDLSU Engineering Journalvol. 18 no. 1 (2006)

Design, Fabrication, and Testing of Flexible Noodle Separator in Pouch Noodle Packaging

Karlo Roman C. Garcia | Alvin Y. Chua

Discipline: Engineering, Technology



The project was to create a Flexible Noodle Separator (FNS) that could transform into a position to equally separate and distribute the noodles from noodle making to the packaging process during normal operation (four packaging lines are running) and when one of the four lines is down. The designed mechanical linkages have the ability to be managed on a desired position depending on which packaging line is down. It can change to a position that will block the way of the noodles on the non-running line and make the noodles flaw on IV the operating lines. The effectiveness of FNS was tested in the Pouch Line Packaging process, which revealed a potential cost savings and showed that it could help improve the process.1.0