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 throughout North America.