Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

First Advisor

Azim Houshyar

Second Advisor

Bob White


This project explores the viability of purchasing a large torque wrench for a small hydraulic repair facility in northern Michigan. The company currently does not have capability to make repairs on large hydraulic cylinders because it lacks equipment capacity to disassemble them. In this project, the benefits of adding the torque wrench for breakdowns are assessed. Further improvements are made to the existing repair process in order to repurpose labor hours towards the new market of large hydraulic equipment repairs. A financial analysis will be included to show the fiscal effects of the machine purchase and process improvements.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Restricted