Department - Author 1

Industrial Technology

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Industrial Technology



Primary Advisor

Manocher Djassemi


The main principle of all industry is that “time is money”. This senior project focuses on reducing operation times for Specialty Silicone Fabricators (SSFab) materials weighing station. Currently SSFab is set up so that multiple operators check the weights of materials. This is done to guarantee the accuracy of the readings and maintain tight quality control. This project will focus on eliminating the need of multiple weight checkers as a way to save time and ultimately save money.

Through detailed research and studies it has been determined that the most appropriate solution to this problem is a weight checking software that can incorporated into SSFab’s existing hardware. The software will serve as a quality checkpoint with is capable of verifying and storing weight readings. The use of this software will eliminate the need of any extra operators.

Given the nature of the project it was not possible to obtain the software/hardware necessary to do any statistical testing. However, detailing testing criteria has been laid out for SSFab’s use when the time comes for them to move forward with these recommendations. The resulting times and data can be compared against existing time studies to show the reductions and time and the subsequent savings.