Revolutionizing Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Food and Beverage Packaging

While unplanned downtime can have many causes, such as material shortage, component failure, process jamming, or operator error, many of these problems can be minimized with the right plan. With proper management, even planned downtime, for required tasks such as product changeover, cleaning or scheduled maintenance, can be limited. By focusing on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), you can greatly reduce machine failures, set up times, idling, minor stops, reduced speeds, product defects, and waste, and gain more uptime.

Food and Beverage Packaging

Balluff's guide contains applications, case studies and technology considerations to help OEMs and manufacturers identify existing issues and offers solutions to address them. This is done with a focus on six core application areas: controls architecture, format change, predictive maintenance, level sensing, robotic automation, and quality assurance. These applications have been tested in real world production and utilized by engineers, owners and managers at OEMs and manufacturers around the world to revolutionize OEE in the food and beverage industries.

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How Balluff is Revolutionizing Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Food and Beverage Packaging

  • Dramatically shorten planned downtime and changeover time
  • Add flexibility to production, allowing for shorter runs and more variety
  • Reduce equipment build and installation time
  • Increase efficiency, flexibility and visibility by utilizing IIoT and smart technologies
  • Improve product quality with traceability and error-proofing solutions
  • Eliminate unplanned downtime caused by failed automation components and processes

It can be hard to know where to start a process improvement project. Traditional solutions may be working adequately but driving to the next level of improvement seems out of reach. With a focus on applications that solve availability, performance and quality issues, productivity gains can be easily found. Machine builders and manufacturers alike are surprised by the depth of the returns these application areas bring to food and beverage production processes.
  • Controls architecture
  • Format change
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Level sensing
  • Robotic automation
  • Quality assurance

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