Using automation to streamline processes
A leading fortune 500 cereal manufacturer depended on manual labor and storage tanks to address a mismatch in the speed and timing of their facility processing and packaging lines. Because one line was slower than the other and frequently went down, the manufacturer had to reduce the efficiency of the second line so that the two lines could operate in-sync.
EAD Solution Development
EAD engineered a food processing control system solution that reconfigured how the cereal lines were conveyed throughout the system. Using just one engineering resource, EAD was able to complete the programming of the new configuration one week ahead of the client’s schedule. Implementing the final food processing control system solution took only a few hours, since there were no programming errors.
EAD’s controls solution not only reduced the need for manual labor, but it increased the client’s production of cereal by 33,000 pounds over the daily target. Although our client had allocated $12K of their budget towards the project, EAD’s food processing control system solution and accuracy reduced this cost by $3K, enabling the client to use the remainder of the money to fund other projects. Our client was so satisfied by the work and the resulting savings that they sent EAD a thank you letter.
Leveraging advanced engineering and technology to achieve process control in the modern food processing industry is essential for gaining a competitive edge in the global economy. EAD’s controls automation for food processing helped them do just that!
$12K allocated – Client only spent $9K due to EAD’s cost saving measures
- Work completed 1 week ahead of schedule
- EAD solution increased daily cereal production by 33,000 pounds over the client’s target
- Entire system brought online after only a few hours of testing because there were no programming errors
EAD Process Engineering & Improvement Solutions
No two clients in the industrial sector are the same; each has unique goals, challenges, systems, and processes. We seek to streamline your existing processes to maximize resource utilization, reduce delays and bottlenecks, and improve throughput. Our team of engineering experts fully comprehends your production system in order to maximize its performance, efficiency, operability, and safety.
Whether it is debottlenecking, process modeling, waste reduction, time studies, or asset utilization, our in-house industrial engineers employ the latest technology to develop an optimal solution that addresses specific challenges and issues in your organization’s unique production processes and systems. The result is a substantially improved production and assembly system that operates at maximum capacity and efficiency.
We adapt to the client’s expectations and design standards while increasing the effectiveness and profitability of the process – the driving factor that impacts bottom-line profitability in all industries. When it comes to developing food control system solutions too, analyzing the complete process layout, throughputs, and bottlenecks is the first step towards building a solution that increases the efficiency of the production and assembly lines.
Are you employing the latest food automation and food processing control systems in your manufacturing process? Advances in controls automation for food processing have made it possible to increase the scale of production while simultaneously reducing downtime and waste.
Be it designing food processing control system solutions or leveraging automation in food processing techniques, EAD is with you – from initial concept and design to construction, commissioning, and validation.