College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-10 13:36:32


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course

497 Honors Project

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


Manufacturing processes are often consisted of many different processes and sub-processes. Each of these carries its own level of importance and impact to the overall picture. In this particular sub-process, salt is rinsed from a product via a rinse tank: a tank whose salinity may not exceed a certain level and whose temperature must not fall below a certain level. This setting is a prime opportunity to implement an automated control system to allow these parameters to be met with upmost efficiency. With potential savings in excess of $20,000 per year and an estimated payback period of 8 weeks, the project has proved while providing quality, ergonomic, and economic benefits for the company as well as improving the overall manufacturing process.

Research Sponsor

Scott Sawyer

First Reader

Alper Bldum

Second Reader

Trevor Warne

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer



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