P11712: Cheesecake Water Dosing Automation
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Design Logic

Flowchart of System Logic (PDF)

The overall logic of the system will be incorporated into the original logic that is already used on the conveyor belt/oven loading system at Wegmans. There will be a detection mechanism using a proximity sensor to detect when the proper amount of sheet pans are queued-up. The logic will control the mechanism to hold the pans in place for a preset amount of time, and during this time, the system will open the solenoid valves to allow the water to fill the pans. When the allotted time has finished, the valves will close, and the pans will be released to the oven (provided that the oven's loading logic signals that it is ready to receive the pans). The process then repeats itself.