How to Prevent Production Downtime and Benefit from Maximized Uptime

The speed at which your bottling machines can create each finished product in your production line is no small matter. In reality, it is an essential component of your company’s overall success. Investing in machinery that is reliable, efficient, and durable can make all the difference in your uptime and productivity. When you manage to strategically increase uptime, you not only minimize downtime, but you keep your packaging line running smoothly and maximize the overall efficiency of your processes. Why Does Downtime Occur? There are many components that contribute to packaging line downtime, but the most significant cause is the time it takes to switch over rolls of packaging materials as they expire. Each switch can take up to five minutes. Accumulated over an entire day or week, this is a large time loss. Since every minute comes with a cost, decreased throughput accounts for potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue per year. Furthermore, poor packaging material slicing is known to cause significant downtime. When splices are not achieved properly, they tend to fail during production and cause the bottling line to fail and shut down until everything has been rethreaded. Since rethreading can eat away anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and tends to happen at least once a week, packaging lines lose valuable productivity to this issue. Taking Steps to Improve Your Uptime If you can find reliable ways to improve the uptime of your production machines, your company’s revenue will benefit tremendously. This begins with the machinery itself. The Meheen filling technology is designed to ramp up bottling production quickly and efficiently. A Meheen fully-automated, pneumatic-powered filler can produce up to 2,300 bottle per hour with a touch screen operating system that enables control over fill rates, counter pressure, CO2, and every other important component.   Call (720) 406-7442 to learn more about the machinery offered by Meheen Manufacturing and begin making plans to help your company benefit from more consistent and reliable production uptime.