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44 Unloading of Beer Kegs from the Back of a Truck*

Supervisors:
Byron Martin
Moderator:
 
Number of Students:
1 or 2 students
Description:
Coopers Brewery delivers up to 200 kegs per day in Adelaide. Each keg weighs 65 kg and is currently man-handled in the back of the delivery truck for manual unloading, often dropping onto a tyre to soften the landing. The empty kegs (which may not be completely empty) are returned with an opposite method. The current methods of delivery and return have resulted in occupational work injuries to both the delivery and cellar personal. The primary focus of this project is to develop methods for moving the full kegs on the back of the truck and for getting them off, and for the return of the ``empty'' kegs. An additional aspect may be to optimise the keg movements from loading to delivery, taking into account that various types of product will be going to each delivery point.
Industrial Sponsor:
Coopers Brewing Limited


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Ben Cazzolato
2002-10-29