Coffee GrinderBlind

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Description:
Our company is developing a new high-end coffee grinder and seeking design ideas.

This coffee grinder will be a bit unusual - it is meant for making single cups of coffee or espresso at a time, and turns at a slower RPM than usual. This results in less static causing coffee grind retention in the grinder, as well as less heat build up which may affect coffee flavor.

Please use one of the motor designs here:
Without terminal box (raw lead wires): catalog.orientalmotor.com/item/bh-series-single-phase-ac-motors/200w-bh-single-phase-ac-motors/bhi62f-3-6
With terminal box: catalog.orientalmotor.com/item/bh-series-single-phase-ac-motors/200w-bh-single-phase-ac-motors/bhi62ft-3-6

The grinder needs to be angeled 30-45* with the coffee entry at the top, and motor mounted upwards from the bottom. The motor mounts to the face of the grinder which connects to the rotating grinding burr inside of the grinder body. The top of the grinder has mount holes for the top grinding burr which does not rotate, and is used to adjust the space between the burrs by screwing the top in or out. This adjusts coffee grind size.
There should be a small coffee chute coming out of the body where the coffee would fall onto the 45* plane beside the bottom burr and out of the chute.

Reference products (All use common angled, single coffee dose design):
www.kafatek.com/index.php/monolith-titan-flat-burr-espresso-grinder/
lynweber.com/products/eg-1/
www.versalab.com/COFFEE.html

There are 3 main parts to the design:
Top screw on body part / adjustment ring / where coffee is poured in
Main body that the top screws into and motor mounts again bottom of. Coffee exists this main body through chute.
Legs / stand for the grinder (plus power cable, on/off button)
Wants:
We are looking firstly just for design look&feel concept idea. We do not expect you to spend time making every internal part. Our goal is to find an outside body design for our product.

Raw machine materials, or satin/anno sample colors are fine. Focus is on body geometry.

A drawing would be fine even if detailed so long as it communicates the external design idea.
Don't Wants:
Open to all design ideas, but designs lighter on excess body material would be good as this will reduce production costs as it relates to machining. Partially why we would prefer to go with the exposed motor mounts to outside of body look if do-able.

Entries

#16 coffe grinder by Alzazari_tech
hi
let me know if there are files that cannot be opened
Please rate or comment, any feedback is appreciated
Best regards
Rashid Ridha
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Oct 18, 2018 2:19
#15 coffee grinder concept by RBLdesign
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Hi.
It is not finished. There are some things to add. The cap for the funnel, on off button and some minor fastening adjusments. I just run out of time, as always :))).
Feedback is welcome
Regards
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Oct 17, 2018 23:37
#14 Minimalist Model by CBee18
Hi there, this is my alternative take on the brief.
The dose of beans enter through the red funnel, which itself rotates to serve as an adjuster for the perfect grind!
Again, please feel free to ask questions.
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Oct 16, 2018 21:44
#13 Espresso Jet by CBee18
Hi, this is my take on the brief, hope you like it.
The grind would be adjusted using the red tab.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me!
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Oct 16, 2018 19:02
#12 Coffee Grinder by Mahbub
Hidden design
Please check the images of concept design. Thanks
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Oct 15, 2018 20:37
#11 coffee_grinder_c5.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 5Coffee grinder files for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Oct 13, 2018 14:51
#10 coffee_grinder_c4.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 4 Coffee grinder files for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Oct 11, 2018 7:53
#7 Coffee Grinder by karthikeyan0104
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This is my model of coffee grinder .
More Stylish
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Oct 6, 2018 15:22
#6 Electric coffee grinder by Shakir Istiak
Hidden design
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 3Coffee grinder files for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
shakir Istiak
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Oct 3, 2018 17:52
#5 coffee_grinder_c3.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 3Coffee grinder files for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Oct 2, 2018 7:53
#4 Coffee Supreme by Sextant Technical
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PDF showing/explaining grinder design features
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Sep 29, 2018 11:52
#3 Coffee Supreme by Sextant Technical
This is a functional model of the coffee bean grinder. The design is very manufacturing friendly, any machinist can make the metal parts. The design is with the end user in mind, it can be disassembled and cleaned with one Allen wrench and does not need mechanical understanding more than what is needed for any other counter top appliance. Adjustment is from .02mm (closed) to 1mm (open) in increments of 22.5 degrees on a 1mm pitch screw. Any questions, please feel free to contact me. Cheers.
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Sep 27, 2018 20:49
#2 coffee_grinder_c2.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 2 Coffee grinder files for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Sep 26, 2018 8:03
#1 coffee_grinder_c1.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the coffee grinder concept 1 files for your reviews.
This is overall outer concept not functional
Thanks and Best Regard
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Sep 21, 2018 8:07

Discussion

sherifelsheikh

Designer

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 13:53:46 +0000
Hello, please rate the designs
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 18:12:14 +0000
Could you please specify which motor particularly is to be used as there is no downloadable STP file and Length L1 varies. Out of these 3 which L1 should be considered?

bisdreamz

Buyer

Wed, 03 Oct 2018 04:45:16 +0000
The diameter of the burr screws are 4mm. I have found this out the hard way in real life :)

UPDATE - We have determined our grinder will be built using a stepper motor (located https://catalog.orientalmotor.com/item/2-phase-bipolar-stepper-motors/85mm-pkp-series-2-phase-bipolar-stepper-motors/pkp299d63aa) and will want to cover the motor with a body part.
Also the grinder can be vertical 90*. In our testing, there is not a requirement for it to be angled as we originally thought!

Alzazari_tech

Designer

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 09:46:49 +0000
Is the diameter of the brurr screw 6 mm ?
what is the diameter of the brurr screw head ?

bisdreamz

Buyer

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:30:09 +0000
Currently no. There are only a few main parts to be created and all are machined as all except for the stand and grind exit chute must be to good tolerance. Please see https://a360.co/2xn7K6U as a realistic example using a different motor as a reference project if it helps.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:46:41 +0000
Are there any injection molded parts on this or is it all machined?

bisdreamz

Buyer

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:32:30 +0000
Single dosing, so around 20g / roughly 2oz worth of beans poured in on average at a time.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:24:24 +0000
Can you comment on the amount of bean dosing you want? Single cup or full bag of beans?

bisdreamz

Buyer

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:11:28 +0000
Sextant: We plan to use 64mm flat burrs in this grinder, like seen here: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/02cAAOSw2ENW7xdl/s-l300.jpg Typically these are 64mm OD, 38mm ID hole, 3x 6mm thru mount screw holes 49mm in diameter. They are 8.5mm in height on the outer edge, and 4.5mm inner edge where they angle downwards.

Vikas: The body needs to be at least 72mm tall
40 (length of shaft sticking into body)
+ 5 (thickness of burr mounting place which bottom burr screws onto and slides onto motor shaft)
+ 8.5( bottom burr mounted to burr carrier)
+ 8.5( top burr mounted to top of grinder)
+ 10 (1cm worth of 1-2mm pitch threads where top body+top burr screw in)
=72mm

The top part threads into the bottom body section, and when screwed all the way in 1cm the burrs will be touching with a distance of 0 between them. The top is unscrewed slightly to put distance between the burrs which adjusts coffee grind size.

The grinder is powered by the 200w electric motors linked to in the contest description.

Anything unclear please let me know.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Can you please tell us what burrs you would like in the design?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:09:10 +0000
Can you please provide me the rough dimension? and which type of coffee grinder you need like electric or air pressure grinder.

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