Bottling line optimization

photo fiches kerryThe mandate was to propose improvements to increase production capacity of a bottling line. We performed a Time and Motion Study to determine the optimal operation sequences and a better distribution of tasks. We also contributed to reduce the changeover time and reliability of this operation on some equipment.

The visual diagnostic tool CAMPRO DV, a high-speed camera, has helped to identify the mechanical equipment failures, especially the sleeving machine.

 Results :

  • Increase production capacity by 15%
  • Reduce machine downtime by 20% (sleeving machine)
  • Reduction of line rejects over than 10%
  • Many future initiatives to bring savings

Equipment family involved :  Sleeving machine, filler, case packer, palletizer, in line checkweigher