Department

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Systems Management

Date

6-2013

Advisor(s)

Andrew Holtz

Abstract/Summary

This senior project discusses the electrical and programmable logic controller design, the construction, and an economic analysis of a reusable plastic container dumper. The RPC Dumper will be part of the processing of citrus fruits at Bee Sweet Citrus, Inc. This system will be a mobile and partially automated system to dump these reusable plastic containers full of citrus fruit instead of having them manually dumped.

The total bill of materials of the project totaled $11,257.05 and the RPC Dumper was able to dump four RPCs per minute.

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