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by Richard
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Safety and Reliability
Topic: X-Ray Machine, requirements, concerns, issues, benefits
Replies: 4
Views: 1303

Re: X-Ray Machine, requirements, concerns, issues, benefits

Hi Rose, Call the service person from the equipment supplier and get training organized for your people. If the process and packaging line parameters are same and if the X-ray inspection machines has started to give issues recently, then it may be related to incorrect setting on the machine or skill...
by Richard
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Guys
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: Hello Guys

Welcome IndigoBayTex.
by Richard
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Productivity & Efficiency Improvement
Topic: OEE, how is it measured and why is it so hard to improve?
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Re: OEE, how is it measured and why is it so hard to improve?

If you can measure it, you can control it. Something that can't be measured, can't be controlled effectively. Your description regarding firefighting and pressures in food / beverage manufacturing operations brought smile on my face. Well, our lives are really complex, it doesn't mean that we stop p...
by Richard
Tue May 17, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Safety and Reliability
Topic: Amazed that OEM's are still using obsolete operating systems
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Amazed that OEM's are still using obsolete operating systems

I agree. It is just bad. I think only some small volume OEM's might be that lazy that they are using the operating system which has long been obsolete. This sort of complacence can be detrimental. Customers eventually punish the sluggish OEM's by taking their money to more responsive manufacturers /...
by Richard
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Packaging Machines
Topic: "German" made Shrink-Wrap Packaging Machines
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: "German" made Shrink-Wrap Packaging Machines

Thanks a lot, Kallfass. Good on you! This is something very important. Dogs ears, crows feet or angel eyes are really frustrating problems and having a good and reliable machine which can run well on sub-optimum film is really very important and a great benefit for the users. Having a good bulls eye...
by Richard
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Packaging Machines
Topic: "German" made Shrink-Wrap Packaging Machines
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: "German" made Shrink-Wrap Packaging Machines

Good point, Ferrara. I second you on this. Machine features, cost, technology, outstanding service, lead time, our perceptions and a lot many other things determine our Capex decision. Fortunately, in packaging industry things are changing now and more and more transparency, competition and customiz...
by Richard
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Safety and Reliability
Topic: Main causes of safety accidents in food, beverage industry
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Main causes of safety accidents in food, beverage indust

Most of the time there is Conveyor jam, obstruction which is clearly visible and our natural response is to remove that jam / obstruction. Many a times this causes the accident.
by Richard
Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Packaging Machines
Topic: Criteria for purchase of Packaging machine,Capital Equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Criteria for purchase of Packaging machine,Capital Equip

For us, total cost of ownership is usually the biggest contributing factor...

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