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TriNova Automation Group
TriNova Automation has been involved in an efficiency program at a dairy facility in the New England area. The project has been very successful and extremely exciting for our group!
The scope we were given for this job was challenging. The three directives were as follows:
- Decrease QA labor by 6000 hours per year by designing, fabricating, and integrating an operator friendly reject station for unsealed product.
- Conveyor staging that allows either the packaging system or the filler to maintain up time by using open conveyor space. This would raise the efficiency by 10%.
- Design and install a cup loader that allows the operator to stay at the operator station for a 10-minute interval before reloading rather than the current 2-minute interval. This would allow the operator to monitor the machine more closely and decrease labor.
To date we have the reject station installed and commissioned. It has been a great success for the customer and a win for TriNova Automation! The conveyor staging will be on-line by March 31, 2019 and a loader installed by the end of April 2019.
At the same facility, during a shutdown, there was a major equipment failure on one of the fillers. TriNova engineers were able to restore the machine by installing a new PLC and rebuilding the program. Our group of engineers showed perseverance and were successful in completing the repairs in time to meet the production schedule. Here is what the customer had to say about the work that was done:
“I wanted to take this opportunity to give credit where credit is due. The entire TriNova team did an exceptional job this past weekend during our shutdown.Special thanks go out to John, Colin and Alex. The work they did on the PLC for our Filler 2 was exceptional. Without their efforts and knowledge this filling line would have been down for most of this week. They were exceptional in replacing a corrupted PLC, restoring the backup program and working through installing all software/hardware that was needed to have the filler running again when we had product ready.”
We are excited for the future of the TriNova Automation Group! The team is unmatched and completely solution based. They look forward to having many more opportunities helping our customers improve their production efficiency.