Our line productivity and eco audits help you identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies along your line in order to make strategic improvements, reduce consumption and optimise your investment plans.

Line productivity audits

Specialised engineers utilise proven measurement tools and make both qualitative and quantitative observations to assess your equipment, layout and surrounding environment. This holistic analysis allows them to suggest a recommended plan for improvement, enhancing any or all of the following:

  • Productivity
  • Flexibility
  • Hygiene
  • Safety
  • Cost-efficiency

Diagnostic visit

Goal: Get a real assessment of your machine through a clear and prioritized report

Principle: Get a real assessment of your machine through a clear and prioritized report

Method & Options

  • Your equipment is inspected both in production and stop to prepare overhaul : a deep analysis is done to optimize your planned maintenance
  • Sidel Group experts perform a comprehensive monitoring of your equipment

Deliverable: Detailed report with recommended operations listed by priorities, estimated costs and possible improvements  

Your benefits:

  • Keep the equipment in optimum conditions
  • Secure sustained output across the entire lifecycle
  • Reduce machine downtime
  • To minimize or even avoid production downtime, we offer routine on-site health check-ups of your equipment
  • Periodically used (yearly), the DV can structure your maintenance program
  • Skills transfer with our operators

 

 

Technical visit

Goal: Quick checks for quick wins

Principle: Inspect your equipment and adjust its performance

Method & Options

  • A real time operational review: quick checks of key parameters with limited time production stops.
  • Maintenance, production data and customer feedback are tracked and analyzed.

 

Deliverable: Debriefing with a feedback on important and urgent topics


Your benefits:

  • A real-time operational review with minimum production stop
  • Customized maintenance support
  • Benefit from expert advice to better adjust and run your equipment every day
  • Maximize your asset value for improved ROI and ROA
  • Continuosly improve your TCO
  • Secure sustained output across the entire lifecycle

 

 

Spot Audit

Goal: Improve line performances and operations

Principle: A targeted approach to optimize your line

Method & Options

  • On site measurements to check machine and conveyor speeds, line balance, operations
  • Line performance evaluation
  • Losses identification and impact 
  • MIS evaluation
  • Options: Focus on specific operations (Change over, CIP,…), Shock and pressure registrations 

Deliverable: Submission of action plans to improve efficiency and decrease non productive time

Your benefits

  • Work on customized scope to match with your needs 
  • Get a general and clear overview of the line performances 
  • Focus on key issues impacting global efficiency and reliability 
  • Know and recognize « where to work » with clear priorities 
  • Measure consistently improvements through the follow up of a dedicated action plan 
  • Maximize your performance & improve your TCO

Desk Audit

Goal: Estimate impacts of various line concepts on efficiency 

Principle: A theoretical approach based on layout and documents study 

Method & Options: 

  • Data collection and detailed analysis of the line's production parameters: layout, production sheets, maintenance reports, etc.
  • Simulation of different scenarios in order to determine line's capability

 Deliverable:

  • Detailed list of the strengths and drawbacks of each of the proposed concepts
  • Proposals for optimized alternatives
  • Estimation of potential efficiency gains for each variant

 Your benefits

  • Confirm the line capability 
  • Understand the impact of various concepts 
  • Optimize the V Graph and the buffer times 
  • Understand the impact of the line organization 
  • Optimize energy consumption 
  • Secure volumes produced 
  • Decide on factual data (Leff gains / concept optimization)

Full Audit

Goal: To optimize the line in relation with output targets, efficiency targets, new SKUs

Principle: An overall diagnostic study in relation with line upgrade projects through audit and simulations

Method & Options

  • On site measurements to check machine and conveyor speeds, line balance, operations
  • Line performance evaluation
  • Losses identification and impact 
  • MES evaluation
  • Identification of all the losses
  • Options: Focus on specific operations (Change over, CIP,…), Shock and pressure registrations

 

Deliverable: Complete action plan including guarantees of efficiency improvement based on simulations done in relation with modifications proposed

Your benefits

  • General and clear overview of the line performances
  • Focus on key issues impacting global efficiency and reliability
  • Knowing and recognizing ‘’where to work’’ with clear priorities
  • Consistent measurable improvements plan will be followed by actions
  • Guarantees on line efficiency improvement associated to future projects
  • Clear view of capex to be considered
  • First step of an detailed engineering study
  • Optimize your project 
  • Secure future volumes produced

Energy Audit

Goal: Measure and optimize energy and fluid consumptions per unit of production

Principle: Survey that combines analysis of performances and environmental footprints

Method & Options

  • On site measurements to check Line performance with readings for water, power and heat consumption
  • Correlation of measurements to identify good levers for optimization
  • Comparison with the equipment's original specifications and with ‘’Best in class’’ values from our databases

Deliverable : Proposals for corrective action programs, which are prioritized to optimize equipment consumption levels and potential performance gains

Your benefits

  • Increase line performance and optimize your energy ratios
  • Get a general and clear overview of the losses on line performances 
  • Know and recognize « where to work » with clear priorities 
  • Measure consistently improvements through the follow up of a dedicated action plan 
  • Maximize your performance & improve your TCO

Remote and DV EIT

Goal: Targeted approach to optimize your EIT

Principle: Regular EIT follow up

Method & Options

  • Evaluation of usage by remote and on site visit
  • Remote connection to assess on EIT data quality, release, ….
  • Faults accuracy (Identification, checks on line)
  • Usage of comments &/or predefined comment
  • Usage of EIT data in the daily control meeting

Deliverable :

  • Clear status on the accuracy of EIT data & usage
  • Propose action plan to correct any data differences
  • Set of upgrades to consider
  • Training and monitoring of the proper use of EIT


Your benefits

  • Maximize your performance
  • Continuously improve your TCO
  • Secure volumes produced
  • Assessment on the quality of data & the usages
  • Pinpoint all the upgrades to be considered to update installation (new equipment, new upgrades, new modules)
  • Integrate EIT in the continuous improvement approach of the site
 

 

Shock/Pressure Audit

Goal: Minimize damages on containers (shocks, breakage, label damages, scuffing) to improve line control

Principle: A diagnostic approach to assess packaging quality and integrity

Method & Options

  • On site measurements: V-Profile check, frictions, shocks and/or pressure records, scuffing
  • Root cause analysis of container damages
  • Precise identification of all the areas with potential risks
  • Assessment of shocks on the conveyors and inside a machine

Deliverable :

  • Submission of actions plan to minimize shocks & container damages
  • Fine tuning of transfers or machine infeed


Your benefits

  • General and clear overview of shocks and pressure issues
  • Evaluation of the packaging index
  • Knowing and recognizing ‘’where to work’’ with clear priorities
  • Consistent measurable improvements plan will be followed by actions
  • Guarantees on line shock and pressure deduction associated to future projects
  • Reduce the scuffing, impact and breakages
  • Secure your packaging index
  • Minimize customers claims related to packaging integrity

Packaging Audit

Goal: Identify all the issues, categorize them, determine the origins and propose solutions to minimize them

Principle: 5 steps to increase line availability and cost savings

Method & Options

  • Packaging pre-audit
  • Line and current bottle audit
  • Packaging improvements and feasibility tests based on agreed O&U
  • Line tests with pilot cavity
  • Full start-up solutions with Sidel expert assistance

Deliverable:

  • Preform and bottle master plan
  • Optimized line availability and cost reduction action plan


Your benefits

  • General and clear overview of shock and pressure issues
  • One dedicated Sidel team for the project, to coach lab operators to improve line efficiency 
  • Benefits from 30 years of PET industry expertise 
  • Optimization with latest innovations
  • Saving on production costs : 
  • 2 g of average reduction of material per bottle 
  • Decrease of blowing pressure & reheating power
  • Saving on logistics costs : 
  • Decrease number of preforms & storage costs

 

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