P09711: Packaging and Automation Improvement

Mission Statement

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Collecting Project Background Raw Data

Current State

Product Description/Project Objective Statement

This project will create an automated prototype that will separate the mini-cookies by weight. It will stop cookies from moving forward on the conveyor until a specified weight is reached. It will create a clear separation between the sets of cookies that go into each package without substantially slowing down the packaging process.

Key Business Goals/Project Deliverables

Primary Market/Project Opportunities

The primary market for this project is Wegmans. The automated prototype can possibly be adjusted for different weights used for other products on this line and be used in future automation of the cookie line packaging.

Secondary Market/Project Opportunities

RIT KGCOE Senior Design Instructors, Faculty Researchers, and Graduate Students

Assumptions and Constraints