Customer Begins to Quantify Performance Improvements

Many food and beverage manufacturers package their products in bags or pouches. These designs improve changeover time between empty and full pouches, decreasing downtime for fast food and dine-in restaurants, and provide a convenient storage solution for otherwise messy liquid products.

A recent Bimba customer produces bags filled with syrup for use at soda fountains, with the cycle time of the machine directly related to how quickly the bags can be loaded and unloaded between fill cycles. The customer uses IntelliSense® to monitor the cycle time of the gripper cylinders that hold the spout, as well as the closure cylinder that opens and closes the spout. By examining the pressure wave forms associated with these cylinders, the customer identified flow issues that slow the machine down. By continually monitoring the cylinders as they make adjustments to the machine, the customer plans to quantify the performance improvements.

IntelliSense® Advantage:
• Document current performance
• Reduce downtime by predicting cylinder failure
• Validate and confirm performance improvements

For a better look at the application, watch this short video, and contact an Automation Specialist Contact at 800.582.5162 or email us for more information.


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