Linespex Case Study:
How our Industrial Vision Systems have dramatically decreased major and minor jams. Enabling immediate root cause analysis and the ability to track and see downtime events, leads to a decrease of waste on the production line and increases overall efficiency.
A manufacturing top 100 company that has earned a variety of awards across several categories, including environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, safety and innovation.
The plant personnel could not figure out why they were experiencing a specific problem that led to wasted product and inadequate liquid filling on their production line. If filling levels are insufficient, this can result in under filled product that goes to waste. Although they were capable of locating the problem they could not see why it was happening. This would result in man hours wasted, un-necessary downtime and the insufficient filling of containers which resulted in a loss of product.
The manufacturer consulted with LineSpex to see if we had a solution. We obliged by immediately beginning our software/hardware demo. Our high speed system was implemented on their filling line slowing them to perform a root cause analysis to see where the problem was stemming from. Shortly after the installation the cause was quickly identified. After exécution of the appropriate changes the machinery was capable of adequate liquid filling with much reduced waste.
Before implementing our Downtime System, there were 671 major jams and 263 minor jams on their production line. After a week of our systems being installed our client saw a significant decrease to only 352 major jams (48% reduction) and 95 minor jams (64% reduction). After the initial success demo installation, we implemented our system on a few more machines in the facility and they instantly saw results in overall efficiency.