Every engineered system represents a tradeoff among at least three criteria: cost, safety, and function. For a meat grinder with a safety feed throat and stomper, common sense tells us that operator safety will increase as the throat diameter gets smaller and its length gets longer. It is just as apparent that the feed throat capacity will decrease accordingly. This paper quantifies the relationship among the throat parameters, the capacity, and the stomper force.

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