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InMotion: The Haskell Blog

5 Strategies to Ensure Integration in Packaging Line Automation

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Manufacturing

 

In the world of packaging, it takes a wide array of machinery and systems, made by different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to successfully and efficiently produce goods. Many OEMs are only capable of supplying their piece of the puzzle, rather than fitting all of the pieces together. This leads to islands of automation with simplistic interlocking strategies and limited...

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Using Emulation to Maximize ROI

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Manufacturing

 

The ability to guide clients with data-driven decisions that maximize their return on investment is critical in any manufacturing environment. Would you like to see your system long before start-up? Is it beneficial to identify line control inefficiencies in your process? If so, emulation may the answer.  

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3 Production Analytics & Data Tools that Maximize ROI

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Innovation

 

Are you looking for ways to maximize the return on investment in your facility? Most manufacturers are. With this client concern in mind, our System Analytics team developed three tools to help you make data driven decisions that will protect your investment:

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The Power of Color Codes: Translating Process to Automation

Categories: Processing and Packaging

 

How do you translate process design knowledge to other disciplines in a timely fashion? Our process engineering team must demonstrate to the client exactly how their new systems will work.

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7 Costly Pitfalls of Inventory Management

Categories: Processing and Packaging

 

How do you balance unknown demand and varying supply lead times while meeting expected service levels? 

 

Since each facility is different, this can be a complex question to answer. However, the first step to meet this challenge is to understand what is currently being done before attempting to improve inventory management.

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Optimization Tools: The New Standard of Facility Effectiveness

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Innovation, Simulation

 

What if shifts in consumer demand drive your organization to manufacture a new trending product? What if you need to build a new facility, but are unfamiliar with where to locate?Would you put your facility's effectiveness in jeopardy by making a decision before evaluating all possible solutions? You don't have to.

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Top 3 Takeaways from PackAGE: Waste Reduction Panel Discussion

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Innovation

 

During this year's PACK EXPO, Food Engineering Magazine and Haskell hosted, PackAGE, an expert panel discussion concerning packaging's future and role in waste reduction. Not only did attendees hear from notable authorities within the food and beverage industry, but they also learned about how food waste impacts manufacturers across the supply chain.

Now, here's a question. As an attendee,...

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May I order a modular mobile clean room to go please?

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Innovation

 

Seemingly, we’re all on the go. People constantly find ways to do more with the same amount of time. Some people join a teleconference while responding to emails, some shave their face while driving in traffic and some even chew gum and walk at the same time. Perhaps the last example was exaggerated, but nonetheless, you get the point. 

 

Could you apply this idea to project delivery in the...

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Upcoming Event: Waste Reduction Panel Discussion at PACK EXPO

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Innovation

 

During PACK EXPO 2014, Food Engineering Magazine and Haskell will host, PackAGE, an expert panel discussion concerning packaging's future and role in waste reduction. Attendees will hear from notable authorities within all facets of the food and beverage industry and have a chance to formulate solutions to issues facing manufacturers today. 

 

We would love for you to participate by...

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5 Strategies NBA and Start-Up Teams Use to Ensure Success

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Manufacturing

 

Have you ever seen your favorite team ahead of their opponent by 20 or 30 points in the NBA Playoffs, get comfortable with the lead and end up losing a crucial game? This isn’t just a common mistake for professional teams; it’s common in start-ups as well.During the execution of the start-up, the project team may get caught up in the excitement of positive initial progress and commit the...

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Addressing Frequently Asked Questions about CIP Systems

Categories: Processing and Packaging

 

Whether you are a food, beverage, fine chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturer, there are questions that are common to every cleaning-in-place (CIP) project. 

In this blog, two of the nine frequently asked questions are answered. If you would like to read all of the questions and answers in the full version, download it at the end of the blog.

 

How does CIP Program Definition Impact the...

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10 Effective SIP Rules to Reliably Achieve Sterile Process Systems

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Manufacturing

Are your process systems sterile? Steam-in-Place (SIP) Operations are used in the food and biotechnology industries, using the thermal energy of condensing steam for a controlled time period to effect a bioburden reduction.SIP operations may be used for varying purposes, including (a) process disinfection to kill pathogenic (disease producing) organisms, (b) the thermal inactivation of a...

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3 Lessons Traffic Jams Teach About Material Handling Systems

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Simulation, Manufacturing

 

Are you tired of traffic? Do you want the answers to solve all of your traffic woes? Unless everyone in your city reads this blog, you are in the wrong place. Fortunately, there is something you have more control over – the effectiveness of your material handling system. This blog examines three lessons traffic jams can teach you about designing an efficient system. Though the first two...

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Cost Savings Using Simulation, Part 2 - Time is Money

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Innovation, Simulation, EPC

 

Simulation provides companies with an unparalleled insight into operations and a unique competitive advantage in the market place. Using models allows for replication, investigation and verification of concepts and system scenarios under real-world, plant-floor conditions, saving time and money. This is a three-part series. Part 1 discusses the benefits of simulation as a technical tool....

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Product Packaging, Going from Producer to Consumer

Categories: Processing and Packaging

 

Stop reading this blog—not forever, just for a few seconds. Look away from your screen and take in everything around you.

 

Maybe you see a cup of coffee or a bottle of soda. Most likely you see a stapler, and a box of staples probably sits in a nearby drawer. Notice all the pens and post-it notes. Almost everything you rely on is either a form of packaging or came to you in a package. All...

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Production Line Emulation Speeds the Path to Market

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Simulation

 

While product line simulation helps to address potential issues during the design phase, product line emulation extends the benefits of modeling to the installation and testing phases of a manufacturing system. The result is a shortened critical path, greater throughput, and increased profitability for the customer.

Here's how it works: When a project reaches the installation phase, control...

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Production Line Modeling Prevents Costly Pitfalls

Categories: Processing and Packaging

 

The race to market in consumer packaged goods is teeming with obstacles along the design, testing, manufacturing and distribution continuum. And those trouble spots are just the production issues. Combine production pressures with increasing global competition and constrained financial models, and the task of delivering a profitable product expands in epic proportions. 

 

One way to reduce...

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