Matcon and the many benefits of parallel processing in manufacturingApril 6, 2021 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Firing Industries Ltd. works with many renowned manufacturers, including Matcon, to get top processing equipment to Canadian businesses. Matcon understands that production processes must keep up with consumer demand and that traditional coupled systems are often insufficient, as restrictions on production-line capacity lead to inefficiency. The company recommends parallel processing, which offers a higher capacity and the flexibility to make optimal products.
Manufacturing stages happen independently
Parallel processing involves separating, or decoupling, a process so different manufacturing stages (formulation, mixing, packing, cleaning) happen independently. This creates the potential for multiple processes to occur at the same time, enabling production of more than one batch or different recipe batches at any time. Matcon Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) help to accomplish this: workers transport product batches in individual containers between processes, so ingredients stay within their respective IBCs throughout the process, leaving their containers only during discharge at the packing stage.
There are several key benefits of implementing this flexible, intuitive production system. One is better manufacturing efficiency. With the decoupled nature of IBCs, a plant can formulate a mix in one container while blending another one and packaging a third at the same time. Moving IBCs independently around every stage of the process results in higher capacity and a more efficient production line.
Another benefit of parallel processing: simultaneous multiple processes significantly reduce equipment and operator downtime. The ability to fill and clean IBCs when they are offline improves this reduction further, which eliminates the requirement to put production lines on hold during these processes. And since the IBC is the blending vessel, blender downtime between batches for cleaning is also eliminated.
Third: minimal cross-contamination risk. Mixes stay contained within sealing IBCs throughout the process. Standard coupled systems often depend on manual handling to transfer ingredients between processes, which boosts the potential for cross-contamination.
These advantages result in consistent product made in an efficient, controlled environment, with extra potential to raise capacity to meet demand or develop new products. With Firing Industries, customers achieve this through Matcon solutions.
To learn more, contact Firing Industries’ application-sales engineers at [email protected] or (877) 688-0974.