Equipment Reliability Improvement Projects

Solving Manufacturing’s Toughest Challenges

Following are examples of Equipment Reliability Improvement projects EFI Group has completed:

  • Redesign of barge unloading hardware including boom, trolley, turntable, and winch systems
  • Repair ball mill structural base
  • Investigate numerous large screening installations to improve maintenance and dust collection
  • Investigate rectifier cooling capacity and redesign circuit
  • Investigate transformer failures
  • Investigate and develop approach for improving liquid ring vacuum blower installations
  • Air slide system design improvement and flow control
  • Redesign of high temperature limestone transport conveying pipeline
  • Failure mode analysis of chilled roll system
  • Developed solutions for containing dust for fly ash loading into trucks
  • Conveying equipment design analysis to improve total product flow and equipment reliability
  • Numerous plant layout projects for packaging systems including sugar delivery systems and the configuration of structural towers and mezzanines.
  • Investigate and solve process problems for two large hydronic systems
  • Investigation and design solution for solids flow process problem for proprietary cryogenic grinding process
  • Equipment selection, line layout, and cost estimate for product conveying, case sealing, palletizing, and wrapping equipment
  • Root Cause Analysis of package overflow during filling of oriental sauces
  • Problem/Opportunity resolution on Rice Vinegar filling line resulting in 45% rate improvement
  • Technical Mediation between beverage manufacture and equipment supplier
  • Root Cause Analysis for particle contamination from RO discharge
  • Support FAT for Rotary Filling, Dosing and Capping Line
  • Support FAT for Multi-head Filling Line for Immunoassay reagents
  • Root Cause Analysis of Cap Over torqueing on reagent filling line
  • Model Microbiological Container Thermodynanics
  • Design and implementation of a custom manipulator
  • Design and implementation of a custom cable driven dumping cart for loading an extruder
  • Mechanical design of various fixtures as well as redesign of failed mechanical components
  • Installation of replaceable floor mounted rails
  • Design and implement modifications to reverse roll coating machines and liquid delivery systems
  • Evaluate paper unwind improvements for continuous process
  • Investigate wire forming problems for paint can handles
  • Develop swarf handling solutions for numerous horizontal trenches
  • Investigate numerous machine guarding improvements
  • Multiple steel coating line projects for expansion and improvements
  • Design and implementation of inert solids transfer system for mixers
We hired EFI Group to help us figure out a project and scope it, and I felt confident they would keep a keen eye on it. They had to deliver quickly and they did it well. They are especially good at project management when you don’t have the resources to do it internally. Reliability is the word I would use to describe EFI Group.
— Coatings Industry Professional
EFI Group is timely. We’ve had a lot of situations when we’ve been in a time crunch and they’ve responded very quickly. They are detail oriented and efficient. They’re a good group of people who also have a lot of strength in pre-engineering — the thought process to get to preliminary design and making sure we’ve investigated all the potential asks of a project to ensure we didn’t miss anything. They have great attention to detail up front which is very important to any project because having that detail-oriented deep dive into the pre-engineering phase sets the stage for the success of the rest of the project, making the process smoother and making it much easier to keep the project on schedule and on budget.
— Mike Quigley, Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Food Industry
I’ve worked with EFI Group for a while, so I know they have a good, knowledgeable staff. We know we’re going to get the results from them we expect. From my interactions with all the different EFI team members I’ve worked with, I know they have knowledge across many industries. Equally, I never have to follow up with EFI Group and, in some cases, they keep me on track.
— Ryan Fredsall, General Manager, Pacer Minerals LLC
We view EFI Group as a team that can dimensionalize our capability to execute projects. We can articulate what it is we want to do and they can take that input and run with it without much intervention from us. They’re able to move a project along independently and only engage us when it’s time to bring us up to speed or get more input to drive a project to conclusion. That’s one of the reasons I view them as an excellent contractor.
— Environmental Engineering Industry Professional
EFI Group has good engineers and good customer service. We know when we get an EFI engineer on a project, we’re going to a get a good job from them and it’s been a productive relationship for both of us — I genuinely like the people.
— Corporate Director, Project Management in Food & Flavors Industry
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