Reducing scrap levels in a snack food manufacturing line
Our client has developed a high-throughput manufacturing solution for one of its successful snack food products, however this new line was failing to deliver against expectations due to unacceptable scrap levels.
The 42T team carried out an in-depth investigation of the different scrap mechanisms and created some hypotheses for potential root causes, and suggested approaches to mitigation.
This investigation identified a number of areas where equipment configuration had changed from original design intent with no clear basis for such deviation.
A high speed vision system was developed to allow true scrap levels to be better quantified. This provided the means by which to objectively assess the impact of the mitigation solutions.
Equipment design is now being evolved to incorporate the learnings and design improvements identified during the project.
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