Unlocking Additional Uptime and Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Finding ways to improve changeover and packaging line efficiency can be a complex exercise. The
variety of products produced, container shapes, sizes and materials, line layout, existing processes,
and available labor all come into play. A more inclusive lean manufacturing approach to changeover efficiency that focuses on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) can make the difference in a bottom line. Manufacturers who look at changeovers the same way they did 5 years ago are increasingly losing money.
Custom Wax Applicator Clears Up Sticky Challenge for Bottler
In Canada, Western Europe, and Latin America, beer sold in refillable bottles accounts for a significant share of the total market. Keeping recycled bottles looking new and attractive can make all the difference in whether a customer buys your beer or a competitor’s. Many bottlers apply a wax protectant to reduce scuffing and cover existing marks. When a leading Canadian Brewery couldn’t find a wax applicator that met their demands for adjustability, wax application and ROI, they turned to Septimatech for a custom solution.