Packaging

Following are examples of projects EFI Group has completed for firms in the Packaging industry:

Bottling

  • Investigated and solved process problems for two large hydronic systems
  • Investigated and estimated altering process
  • Designed mixing and bottling station associated with a plant expansion
  • Investigated low line utilization for high-speed bottling line
  • Investigated and designed proprietary sauce production line

Flexible Packaging

  • Selected equipment and developed line layout and cost estimate for product conveying, case sealing, palletizing and wrapping equipment
  • Provided technical mediation between beverage manufacture and equipment supplier
  • Selected site and managed relocation and startup of warehouse and assembly operations

Liquid Filling

  • Investigated and designed proprietary sauce production line
  • Performed Root Cause Analysis of package overflow during filling of oriental sauces
  • Performed problem/opportunity resolution on Rice Vinegar filling line resulting in 45% rate improvement

Other Packaging Industry Projects

  • Developed operating procedures and developed training manual for a custom printing process for food packaging
  • Configured numerous palletizers and pellet baggers (six installations)
  • Designed potassium chloride storage, conveying, screening and packaging system
  • Performed constraint analysis and provided recommendations for improving sugar distribution to various packaging equipment (improved productivity by 10%)
  • Managed numerous plant layout projects for packaging systems, including sugar delivery systems and the configuration of structural towers and mezzanines
  • Investigated de-palletizing improvements
  • Installed and set up pilot plant
  • Developed alternate production line concepts
  • Revised and reconfigured arrangement for existing process lines

EFI Group is a manufacturing engineering firm practicing process engineering, process design, design engineering, manufacturing technology and engineering services.
EFI Group is based in Baltimore, Maryland (MD) and serves clients nationwide, including those in Delaware; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Virginia; West Virginia and Washington, D.C.