Design and Manufacture of Virus Sterilization Machine on Packaging to Prevent Transmission of Viruses and Bacteria in the Community


The increasing types of viruses and bacteria such as flu, tuberculosis or even the COVID-19 virus are quite worrying and the potential for this virus to spread is very large through product packaging, so manufacturing of virus and bacteria sterilization machines for product packaging can be a solution. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light type C with wavelengths below 260 nm can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This research aims to create a virus and bacteria sterilization machine for packaging. The technology used is using automatic control, electric motor, conveyor, ergonomic frame, and ultraviolet (UV) light type C. This research was done by making design concepts related to machine components, making sterilization tool designs using Autocad software, and making tools to test virus sterilization machines. The creation of this machine can be an effective way to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria that are carried and attached to the packaging during distribution.

Keywords: Keywords: machine; sterilization; virus; bacteria; packaging; ultraviolet; UV

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