P11712: Cheesecake Water Dosing Automation

Mission Statement

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Team Mission

The mission of the Senior Design Team 11712 is to provide Wegmans Cheesecake Manufacturing Process an automated solution which will be implemented to the current process. The automated solution (Water Dosing Automation) will be capable to dose 2.5 quarts of water to each metal sheet pan prior entering the oven. The Water Dosing Automation will remove the human element of this process step without compromising total throughput. The implementation will not create issues to other processes operating on the same location at the different times of the production schedule.

Product Description/Project Objective Statement

The cheesecake baking process at Wegmans Manufacturing Facility requires a specific water dosing step. Cheesecake batters are filled into the cheesecake pans, and then cheesecake pans are placed on a metal sheet pan. The number of cheesecake pans on the sheet pans is variable depending on the current process. The baking recipe requires water to be added in the sheet pan in order to keep the cheesecake moisture consistent. Current process involves human interaction to fill to sheet pans with 2.5 quarts of water. The project will look into providing an automated user friendly solution to dose water into the metal sheet pans.

Key Business Goals/Project Deliverables

Complete Implementation of the automated Water Dosing System

Primary Market/Project Opportunities

Wegmans Cheesecake Baking Process

Secondary Market/Project Opportunities

Deliver a device capable to extract water residuals from the cheesecake metal sheets.

Assumptions and Constraints

The Device must not minimize process throughput