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Title:
FULL AUTOMATIC DONER KEBAB CUTTING ROBOT
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2020/214104
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
An automatic doner kebab cutting robot comprises; position sensors perceiving positions of the engine to introduce to the processor providing rotation movements of first engine providing vertical movement of cutting rod in second axis, a second engine providing horizontal movement of cutting rod in third axis, an engine providing movement of the knife of cutting rod in first axis, an engine providing rotation movement of doner kebab skewer in fourth axis, at least one scanner and/or laser perceiving starting point, height and diameter of doner kebab on it to introduce to the processor, at least 1 temperature sensor perceiving the value achieved by measuring temperature of doner kebab to introduce to the processor, a scanner and/or laser, control system (PLC/PIC) sending commands transferred by position sensors and temperature sensors and in this direction, to make furnace, doner kebab skewer, cutting rod and cutting knife it is connected to, move synchronously.

Inventors:
ALTUN KORKMAZ (TR)
Application Number:
TR2019/050243
Publication Date:
October 22, 2020
Filing Date:
April 13, 2019
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
KORKMAZ MEKATRONIK ENDUSTRI MAKINA BILGISAYAR YAZILIM SAN VE TIC LTD STI (TR)
International Classes:
A47J37/04
Domestic Patent References:
WO2009085022A12009-07-09
WO2013158056A12013-10-24
Foreign References:
US5357853A1994-10-25
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ALICA NOVUS PATENT FIKRI MULKIYET DANISMANLIK YONETIM DEGERLEME BILISIM EGITIM REKLAM TANITIM TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI (TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. An automatic doner kebab cutting robot comprises; position sensors perceiving positions of the engine to introduce to the processor providing rotation movements of first engine providing vertical movement of cutting rod in second axis, a second engine providing horizontal movement of cutting rod in third axis, an engine providing movement of the knife of cutting rod in first axis, an engine providing rotation movement of doner kebab skewer in fourth axis, at least one scanner and/or laser perceiving starting point, height and diameter of doner kebab on it to introduce to the processor, at least 1 temperature sensor perceiving the value achieved by measuring temperature of doner kebab to introduce to the processor, a scanner and/or laser, control system (PLC/PIC) sending commands transferred by position sensors and temperature sensors and in this direction, to make furnace, doner kebab skewer, cutting rod and cutting knife it is connected to, move synchronously. 2. An automatic doner kebab cutting robot according to Claim 1 , wherein it comprises a control system (PLC/PIC) providing access and control opportunities by remote controller, computer and android device and it includes a touch screen providing control of this main card, presenting options for the tastes of the purchasers, in which touch screen may be positioned in three different ways and there are options, in which touch screen is at the side, in the front or hand terminal.

3. An automatic doner kebab cutting robot according to Claim 1 , wherein it comprises electric panel positioned within carcass providing fuse, time limit relay, contactor, emergent stop cork equipment and electric safety.

4. An automatic doner kebab cutting robot according to Claim 1 , wherein it comprises a mechanic automatic sharpening system providing automatic sharpening of cutting knife.

5. An automatic doner kebab cutting robot according to Claim 1 , wherein it comprises a rotation mechanism gained rotation movement around its axis by means of an engine. 6. An automatic doner kebab cutting robot according to Claim 1 , wherein it comprises sheet metal sections, in which timing belt, which is connected to carcass and conveys rotation movement coming from engine to doner kebab skewer fixer part, is embedded.

7. An automatic doner kebab cutting robot according to Claim 1 , wherein it comprises four groups such as a carcass group, furnace group, chassis group and a demountable tray group.

8. An automatic doner kebab cutting robot according to Claim 1 , wherein it comprises a furnace consisting of a block occurring from more than one radiant, a processor with software including interfaces providing turning the radiant on and off and a touch screen providing control of mentioned processor.

Description:
SPECIFICATION

FULL AUTOMATIC DONER KEBAB CUTTING ROBOT Technical Field

The invention relates to a doner kebab cutting robot designed in order to automatically cook and cut doner kebab made from red or white meat in minor establishments such as restaurants, hotels in food sector.

Prior Art

Presentation of doner kebab with known technique is that the meat is inserted on a skewer and then it is cooked by rotation against the furnace and it is cut by human power by using long doner kebab knife. In this cutting method, the fact that the worker is always subject to high temperature decreases productivity of working. Sweating of the worker due to being exposed to high temperatures prevents that the doner kebab is presented to the customers under required hygienic conditions.

Cooking temperature should be at least 78 degrees in order that bacteria formation is eliminated in doner kebab and it should have a certain fineness and certain width to reach the taste desired. In the known technique, it is not possible to continuously cut the doner kebab reaching to high cooking temperature in the fineness and width desired by using long doner kebab cutting knife by the worker.

Doner kebab is started to be cut by electrically motorized doner kebab cutting knives after classic long doner kebab knives. Yet, achieving a standard fineness and width of doner kebab is impossible due to human factor also in this method. On the other hand, safety precautions taken for the user in terms of electrically motorized doner kebab cutting knives are insufficient.

Invention full automatic doner kebab cutting robots are configured to have internal heat shields and gas control system on the purpose of cooking doner kebab at the temperature desired in a homogenous way and providing energy saving. Cutting may be performed in desired temperature by the usage of heat sensors depending on the preferences of the customers. Knife sharpening may be performed in a safe way by turning on automatic sharpening mode by the help of touch screen.

The invention includes scanner and/or laser (optionally), position sensors (optionally) and control system having software (PLC / PIC), to which information coming from temperature sensors (optionally) is transferred and in this direction, which sends commands that furnace, doner kebab skewer, cutting rod and knife it is connected to are moving synchronously, touch screen, 1 step and 1 servo motor, step and servo motor drivers in full automatic doner kebab cutting robots.

In the known technique, radiant in the furnaces used in doner cutting robots are fired by switches located on the furnace. This action becomes difficult and poses a problem in terms of occupational safety depending on the location of the robot and condition of the place. The automatic controls of radiant and all furnace is provided by using optionally full automatic electric furnace system in some configurations of furnace on the purpose of eliminating this problem.

Description of the Invention

The purpose of the invention is to minimize manual control of doner kebab cutting on the purpose of making it appropriate for food health, doner kebab cutting standards and safety of the workers with a configuration including scanner and/or laser (optionally), position sensors (optionally) and special production (PLC / PIC) control system with software, to which information coming from temperature sensors (optionally) is transferred and in this direction, which sends commands that furnace, doner kebab skewer, cutting rod and knife it is connected to are moving synchronously. Another purpose of the invention is to provide performing cutting in standards desired with temperature sensors.

Description of Figures

Figure.1 : Front perspective image of doner kebab cutting robot Figure.2: Rear perspective image of doner kebab cutting robot Figure.3: Upper part image of doner kebab cutting robot Figure.4: General image of doner kebab cutting robot Figure.5: Detail image of doner kebab cutting robot rotation mechanism

Figure.6: Image of front position of doner kebab cutting robot touch screen Figure.7: Image of side position of doner kebab cutting robot touch screen

Description of Reference Numbers

1. Frame group

1a. First axis (Cutting rod and cutting knife connected)

1 b. Second axis (Vertical axis)

l c. Third axis (Florizontal axis)

ld. Rotation engine

le. Rotation engine shrinking mechanism

lf. Electric panel

2. Rotation mechanism

2a. Doner kebab skewer fixer part

2b. Timing belt

2c. Doner kebab skewer

2d. Sheet metal sections

3. Doner kebab skewer

4. Chassis group

4a. Furnace movement mechanism

5. Furnace

5a. Radiant

5b. Fleat shields

6. Touch screen

7. Tray Group

Doner kebab robot has movement mechanisms in four different axes. First axis (1 a) provides rotation movement of cutting knife connected to cutting rod in doner kebab cutting head. Rotating knife provides that doner kebab is sensitively cut. Second axis (1 b) provides movement of cutting rod in vertical direction. Third axis (1c) provides movement of cutting rod in horizontal direction. Fourth axis (2) provides that doner kebab skewer rotates with rotation mechanism. Electric panel contains carcass, in which sections providing movement of horizontal and vertical axes are included, and a part of rotation mechanism, which is the fourth axis. Rotation mechanism (2) consists of rotation engine (1d) included within carcass (1 ) and engine shrinking mechanism (1 e), gear and timing belt providing transfer of physical movements between engine and doner kebab skewer (2c), sheet metal sections (2d), which provide connection between engine and doner kebab skewer fixing part (2a) and in which timing belt (2b) passes through. Positions of the engines, diameter and height of doner kebab may continuously be read by the help of scanner and/or laser (optionally) and position sensors (optionally). Mentioned four position sensors (optionally) and while providing doner kebab cutting, they allow software changing of doner kebab cutting beam width, doner kebab cutting thickness and cutting speed. Hence, user company may cut the doner kebab in different measurements over touch screen (6) according to the presentation it will make. Touch screen may optionally be positioned in three different forms. Options, in which touch screen is in the side, front and hand terminal, are presented for the purchasers' tastes. Laser sensor, which is installed optionally and measures diameter and height of doner kebab, should be positioned below cutting rod and special design aluminum body consisting of two parts is protected from negative effects such as high temperature, oil and water.

Furnace provides the movement of getting closer and away from doner kebab by linear operating ball-bearings and 12 mm diameter shafts. Hence, distance of furnace to doner kebab is adjusted and sensitive cooking is performed. By means of adjusted heat shields configured on the furnace, equal heat distribution and energy saving are provided. Furnace is designed as a block consisting of three radiant, it has two different types as electric and gaseous (NG-LPG). Invention full automatic doner kebab robot cutting capacity is max. 25 kg. Doner kebab meat diameter is max. 28 cm and doner kebab meat height is 45 cm. Cutting rod is two types as right and left and cutting diameter may be adjusted to be max. 10 degrees.

Fuse time limit relay, contactor, emergent stop cork equipment and electric safety are provided in electric panel placed within carcass (1 ). Mechanical equipment of the robot is manufactured by using sheet metal from chrome AISI 304 quality material and profiles from chrome materials in different measurements.

Doner kebab cutting robot control is performed by special design (PLC/PIC) control system and touch screen (6). It is appropriate for control with remote controller, remote access by computer and android devices.

Detailed Description of Invention

Doner kebab robot has movement mechanism in four different axes. First axis (1 a) provides rotation movement of cutting knife connected to cutting rod in doner kebab cutting head. Rotating knife provides cutting of doner kebab sensitively. Second axis (1 b) provides vertical movement of cutting rod. Third axis (1 c) provides horizontal movement of cutting rod. Fourth axis (2) is a rotating mechanism and provides doner kebab skewer to rotate. Electric panel contains carcass, in which sections providing movement of horizontal and vertical axes are included, and a part of rotation mechanism, which is the fourth axis. Rotation mechanism consists of rotation engine (1 d) included within carcass and engine shrinking mechanism (1 e), gear and timing belt (2b) providing transfer of physical movements between engine (1 d)and doner kebab skewer (3), sheet metal sections (2d), which provide connection between engine(1 d) and doner kebab skewer fixing part (2a) and in which timing belt passes through.

Positions of the engines, diameter and height of doner kebab may continuously be read by the help of scanner and/or laser (optionally) and position sensors (optionally). Mentioned four axes move synchronously by using information received from laser (optionally) and position sensors (optionally) and while providing doner kebab cutting, they allow software changing of doner kebab cutting beam width, doner kebab cutting thickness and cutting speed. Hence, user company may cut the doner kebab in different measurements over touch screen (6) according to the presentation it will make. Touch screen may optionally be positioned in three different forms. Options, in which touch screen is in the side, front and hand terminal, are presented for the purchasers' tastes. Laser sensor, which is installed optionally and measures diameter and height of doner kebab, should be positioned below cutting rod (1 a) and special design aluminum body consisting of two parts is protected from negative effects such as high temperature, oil and water.

Full automatic doner kebab robot is designed in four parts as carcass group (1 ), chassis group (4), furnace group (5) and tray group (7) by taking into consideration usage and carriage easiness. Vertical(l b) and horizontal(l c) axes, touch screen (6), electric panel (1 f), engines(l d), drivers, (PLC/PIC) control system are included within carcass group(1 ). All mechanic sections are protected within carcass(1 ) and carriage, technical service and cleaning facility are provided. Furnace movement mechanism(4a), doner kebab skewer fixer part (2a) are included within chassis group. Furnace(5) and adjustable heat shields(5b) are included within furnace group. Two parts of trays are included in tray group. Invention full automatic doner kebab cutting robot consists of 4 different groups as carcass group(1 ), furnace group(5), chassis group(4) and tray group(7). 3 groups except for tray group may not be disassembled.

Furnace(5) provides the movement of getting closer and away from doner kebab by linear operating ball-bearings and 12 mm diameter shafts. Flence, distance of furnace(5) to doner kebab is adjusted and sensitive cooking is performed. By means of adjusted heat shields(5b) configured on the furnace, equal heat distribution and energy saving are provided. Furnace(5) is designed as a block consisting of three radiant, it has two different types as electric and gaseous (NG-LPG).

Invention full automatic doner kebab robot cutting capacity is max. 25 kg. Doner kebab meat diameter is max. 28 cm and doner kebab meat height is 45 cm. Cutting rod is two types as right and left and cutting diameter may be adjusted to be max. 10 degrees.

Width, length and height measurements of full automatic doner kebab cutting robot are designed in an optimum way by taking in consideration narrow working areas. Weight of robot is kept at minimum by taking into account the carriage and usage easiness. It is kept away from negative impacts such as oil and high temperatures since doner kebab rotation engine(1d) is included in carcass group(1 ). Working area is increased by means of mentioned design and easiness is provided in terms of cleaning and technical maintenance. Blower manufactured from plastic material durable to high temperature is placed in the connection between cutting rod and carcass and leakage of water and oil into the carcass is prevented and an aesthetic appearance is gained by the robot.

Fuse time limit relay, contactor, emergent stop cork equipment and electric safety are provided in electric panel(1f) placed within carcass (1 ). Mechanic sections of robot are manufactured from sheet metal from chrome AISI 304 quality material and profiles in different measurements.

Invention doner kebab cutting robot control is performed by special design (PLC/PIC) control system and touch screen (6). It is appropriate for control with remote controller, remote access by computer and android devices.