One of the biggest headaches in manufacturing is having different OEMs for critical production equipment resulting in inevitable integration challenges. Different standards implemented from OEM to OEM create a huge hurdle for integration, and often, the integrator is not the manufacturer of the machines on a line. Without a fully integrated line from a machinery manufacturer, lack of oversight between different vendors leads to finger pointing when downtime occurs.
There are a multitude of benefits, however, of incorporating one project manager and integrator to an entire line. Equipment commonality is increased and timelines are greatly reduced. It also saves time and money during the FAT as engineers can review all equipment issues during one visit to a single site. Plus, having one OEM both manufacture and integrate the equipment leads to a more robust manufacturing protocol due to better equipment commonality and standardized practices with faster recoveries.
While a completely integrated packaging line may include several different types of machines, poor integration can lead to a multitude of problems resulting in unplanned downtime and unforeseen costs. But Serpa Packaging Solutions offers fully integrated lines utilizing less equipment from other manufacturers to do the same job as third-party designs from other OEMs. This can lead to a smaller manufacturing footprint that allows for future flexibility and reduced downtime. Serpa’s automatic and rapid changeover solutions have been critical to their success, and since they engineer every transfer and use only high-quality parts, service expenses can be minimized and production availability is increased. To top all of that off, Serpa is the only U.S. manufacturer able to provide engineered solutions superior to those available from European manufacturers, with shorter lead times and increased service responsiveness.
Serpa Packaging Solutions is an industry leader offering completely integrated packaging lines for very diverse applications within a variety of industries, and currently maintains a major presence in the pharmaceutical, food, medical device, personal care, cosmetics, dairy, and household sectors. While most manufacturing industries use continuous operations combined with advanced process control and automation to drive quality and repeatability, most manufacturing has relied on fixed-recipe batch technologies for more than a century. But batch manufacturing can be a very lengthy and expensive process which can result in huge yield losses from any type of unexpected deviation. However, Serpa’s fully integrated packaging lines have generated a new manufacturing paradigm for these industries, with products being delivered to consumers much quicker, at significantly reduced cost, with consistent high quality and yields.
Serpa’s mission is to become the end-of-line packaging company of choice by not only providing the most advanced technology, but by also establishing long-term relationships with their customers. To learn more about Serpa’s cutting edge innovations and how to maximize your packaging lines to reduce downtime while increasing quality, visit Serpapackaging.com