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Re:High School Project - Concept Meat Slicer 2013/12/05 10:27:01 (permalink)
Did someone say donuts?

A revolutionary new donut dispensing machine would be fun more practical/useful & with less hurdles...


http://www.lilorbits.com


I don't know any other way but building a sandwich right from the slicer using freshly-sliced cold cuts. Independent delis & customers in the NYC area would never have it any other way.
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Re:High School Project - Concept Meat Slicer 2013/12/05 19:47:33 (permalink)
Actually, this is not that difficult.  
 
The first problem stated was refrigeration.   ...  Simple refrigerate the display case.   ... Therefore, this is more applicable for unattended vending or self-serve dell; or a deli where the server press the buttons to get specific meats and cheese sliced then, then builds the customer sandwich.
 
The next problem was contamination; either cross product or pathogen growth (e coli, mold).    Again, easy   ... one product; one slicer.   This in a refrigerated case and each slicer is dedicated to one product, cleaning only needs to be at a regular service intervals.  ... Pathogen growth and cross contamination is minimized by proper temperature and dedicated use of each slicer.
 
No I'm not building up the 10 each $2k slicers and robotic arms moving meats and cheese.   ... Remember the the old cigarette machines   ... the product was loaded in individual trays with a spring at the rear to push the packs (product) to the front.   We do the same with the meats and cheese. Only at the front is a knife to do the slicing and act as a stop for the product.   This knife can be a circular disk like used in Nemco slicers  
or a guillotine.   The guillotine could be similar to a a mandolin which would move up and down against the product.
 
The product when cut, drops on to a delivery try which weights each meat or combinations of meats and cheese (Italian subs).  A small door opens and the customer picks up his selection and puts it on his choice of bread and adds condiments.
 
I don't see the slicing operation as being the problem, but building a complete sandwich as being the challenge.   ... But the opening post was asking for advice for building a 'slicer'.
 
I see this as a great way for portion control and the meats & cheese is never removed from refrigeration as in a deli for slicing. So shelf life and freshness is increased and pathogen growth better controlled with proper temperature and regular cleaning.
 
 
 
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Re:High School Project - Concept Meat Slicer 2013/12/05 20:13:10 (permalink)
CCinNJ

Did someone say donuts?

A revolutionary new donut dispensing machine would be fun more practical/useful & with less hurdles...


http://www.lilorbits.com


 
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Re:High School Project - Concept Meat Slicer 2014/01/09 11:15:37 (permalink)
Can you mitigate the contamination issue with an alternate method of slicing?
How about LASER slicing?
 
 
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Re:High School Project - Concept Meat Slicer 2014/01/10 08:38:37 (permalink)
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