Acumence Meets Beverage Can Manufacturers’ High Expectations

Acumence Meets Beverage Can Manufacturers’ High Expectations

In this post, we will look specifically at the beverage can industry, and explain how Acumence meets manufacturers’ expectations.

 

Beverage Can Manufacturing

Beverage cans are made through a series of forming, cleaning, and printing steps at a rate of over 2,200 cans per minute. Continuous, high-speed, and quality operation is essential to achieving peak performance.

 

Manufacturers’ Expectations

Beverage can makers wanted a system that would collect data from a wide variety of machines and deliver it in a useful form to a wide variety of users.

All users had their own set of visualization and analytics requirements. Each machine performed a unique role in the overall production process and needed a unique set of data processing and downtime tracking operations. The users wanted a robust, high-performance plant monitoring solution that could be easily configured for beverage can manufacturing. In addition, they wanted it to easily integrate with other systems in the enterprise.

 

Acumence Meets These Expectations

Acumence has met and exceeded their expectations. The chart below demonstrates how Acumence improves performance on both front-end and back-end capabilities.

Front-End Capabilities

Back-End Capabilities

  • Cupper
  • Coil yield analysis
  • Billed vs. actual footage
  • Coil gauge reduction
  • Bodymaker
  • Cycles per tool pack reporting
  • Short can tracking
  • Coil quality monitoring
  • Washer
  • Cleaning parameters
  • pH, zone temperatures

 

 

  • Decorator
  • Faster changeovers
  • Trips/mandrel tracking
  • Throughput optimization
  • Pin Oven & IBO
  • Natural gas usage reduction
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Spray Gun
  • Lacquer usage reduction
  • Necker
  • Transfer jam/station tracking
  • Palletizer
  • Pallets into warehouse system
  • Pattern tracking

Acumence has been implemented at dozens of plants in the industry and is typically rolled out to the entire enterprise. In some cases, over thirty users per plant rely on the system for production and efficiency tracking. Additionally, countless users across the enterprise use it to monitor the plants and identify opportunities for improved performance.

 

In summation, Acumence meets expectations by:

  • Providing a robust, high-performance plant monitoring solution that can be easily configured for beverage can manufacturing
  • Providing a software solution that can easily integrate with other systems in the enterprise
  • Having numerous front-end and back-end capabilities

 

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