Development of a bread slicing machine from locally sourced materials.
This paper presents the development of a bread slicing machine which is a mechanical device that is used for slicing bread instead of the crude cumbersome and unhygienic method of manual slicing of bread. In an attempt to facilitate the final processing of bread which is a common daily food requirement of most Nigerians, a bread slicing machine has been developed. The machine has been designed and developed using mainly some locally sourced materials. The machine was designed to enhance the hygienic slicing of bread for both domestic and commercial consumption and it is can accommodate a normal loaf of bread per pass. The machine is designed to accommodate twenty cutting blades which are spaced 14.5mm from each other to give a bread slice thickness of 13mm per slice. It takes an average of 5 second to slice a loaf of bread.
Keywords: Bread Slicing Machine, Hygienic Slicing, Cutting Blades, Slice Thickness.
Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 12 (2) 2007: pp. 62-67