Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
BS in Manufacturing Engineering
Xuan Wang, Professor
Automation for post harvest processing of finger limes is required to meet demand for the new citrus fruit being introduced to United States of America food and agriculture market. As labor wages rise, and demand climbs for finger lime product a creative solution is needed to eliminate human labor and reduce the manual input needed to process finger limes. Building on an already successful processing tool, a semi-automated loading system was designed and implemented to overcome the problem.