College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-18 17:30:06


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

4600 461 - 001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The initiative for this project was created by the local business, Akron Honey, who has recently developed a new product line called ‘honeytune’. The basis of the product line is the addition of active ingredients to the natural honey. Currently, they are using a 20 gallon traditional honey extractor to mix the ingredients with the honey. This extractor uses a variable speed motor which causes a long mixing time. Also, the extractor is made of heavy stainless steel which lacks mobility of the machine. This process is tedious and inefficient and therefore, needs improvement. They would like a large scale rotating drum to help support their current infused honey product line. Thus, the goal for this project is to design and manufacture a honey infuser to enhance the ‘honeytune’ product line process.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Shao Wang

First Reader

Dr. S. Graham Kelly

Second Reader

Dr. Scott Sawyer

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. D. Dane Quinn



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