Process Plant Optimization Services
Audit and improve the performance of ANY existing materials processing lines
The team at Lancaster Products always welcomes the opportunity to visit with you at your processing plant to fully understand your existing materials processes operation and provide a comprehensive audit with suggested enhancements and clearly defined cost/benefit analyses for suggested upgrades.
Comprehensive Audit & Process Analysis
In our initial audit, our engineers will evaluate your entire operation to thoroughly calculate and document your current performance metrics. We then analyze the data to assess overall Quality, Throughput, Cost and most importantly the Safety of your current processing system. These results are used to identify potential areas of improvement within the mixing and pelletizing process itself and their impact on the overall process line. Lastly, we develop an easy to understand plan that provides a prioritized list of improvements from suggested enhancements to critical requirements.
Our audits can be conducted on ANY materials processing equipment regardless of equipment brands and focus on the four key aspects of your materials processing operation shown below:
- Yield improvement
- Process time reduction
- Liquid and binder reduction
- Process redesign for increased efficiency
- Automation opportunities to eliminate operator variability
- Overall cost reduction –
- Reduced cycle times
- Increased yield
- Reduced maintenance cost
- Bottleneck identification and resolution
- Document best practices
- Safety review
- Hardware upgrades and conversions
- PLC, HMI, SCADA, etc.
- Identify opportunities for automation upgrades and overhauls
Cost analyses calculate long term ROI of purchasing new equipment vs. machine updates:
- Mixers overhauls
- Tooling replacement
- Motors upgrades – VFD
- Gear replacement
- Grease line replacement
- Upgrade to auto lubrication system
- Controls upgrades
Lancaster Products will be exhibiting at the Ceramics Expo Conference & Exhibition from August 30 – September 1, 2021 at the Huntington Convention Center, in Cleveland, Ohio and we’d love to see you there!
Be our guest….Lancaster Products will be exhibiting at the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition, from August 24-26, 2021 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, IL and we’d love to meet you there!