Packing small to medium sized mobile production vessels into shippable containers is one of the least ergonomically friendly and least efficient processes in Flavor and Fragrance manufacturing. The shape and size of the production vessels create an ergonomic nightmare. Operators have to bend or lean over to reach the manual valve that controls the flow of material from the production vessel into the shippable containers. Once a shipping container is filled, the operator bends down with a manual torque wrench to place and tighten the container bung. Next the operator typically picks up the container, labels it, and places it on a pallet or puts it in an area where it will be transported to the shipping area or a warehouse location. These processes are repeat constantly, increasing both the opportunity for safety issues from all the bending and lifting and quality defects like mis-labeled containers or cross-threaded and leaky bung caps.
The NOS SAT-Pack is iniTECH’s solution to these challenges. Designed from the bottom, the NOS SAT-Pack considers every step and challenge of the packing process. Contact us to find out more about the NOS-SAT Pack and our other proprietary solutions.
Good manufacturing practices has two main requirements for labels: they are not to be created in advance and there are to be no unlabeled containers on the shop floor. For Class 1 Division 1 environments, it was not possible to have a printer in the production environment requiring operators to print labels in advance, typically at the beginning of a shift. The pre-printing of labels leads to potential mislabeled product from labels accidentally being applied to the wrong shipping container.
iniTECH has created the first Class-1 Division-1 printing system that can print labels at the time of packing. Contact us to find out more about or Class-1 Division-1 printing solutions.
Material movements are one of the major wastes contributing to process inefficiencies. While automated solutions can reduce the number of material movements required, the cost to implement automation is prohibitive for less frequently utilized materials resulting in a continued need to transport inventory from a storage or warehouse location to its consumption location in production. Most solutions implemented to keep these non-automated materials in a production area have been rudimentary, consisting of a storage rack and a manual plastic ball valve or worse; a plastic hand pump. These solutions lead to potential quality issues and wasted materials through their inability to dose precise quantities and their tendency to leak.
iniTECH has designed a world class solution for this need in the F&F industry. Utilizing our mini-valve design with rigorously tested flex hose connections, our mini-Beer Taps are able to withstand and precisely dispense a wide range of aggressive chemical products. Contact us to find out more about our Mini-Beer Tap solution.