Measuring OEE at greenfield plastics-moulding site


Operations Feedback Systems (OFS) has gone live at the Food Plastics Co’s greenfield moulding facility in Campbellfield, Victoria.

Food Plastics Co is a Melbourne-based plastics blow-moulding and injection-moulding company supplying high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (PP) blow-moulded plastic bottles, tubs, buckets and containers. The company also manufactures HDPE and LDPE lids and closures for the dairy, food, chemical and beverage industries.

OFS software is configured on state-of-the-art blow-mould bottle lines and injection-mould cap lines at the Campbellfield facility measuring OEE, live production and waste. The OFS Analytics suite is providing valuable live information to both the management and operational teams and has been a factor in successfully commissioning the new plant.

“I had already seen OFS running in another production facility and thought it was outstanding. I knew it would be beneficial for our business straight away,” said Hugh Donelly Managing Director, Food Plastics Co.

“We’ve gone from sign off to having production lines up and running in no time and with a minimum of fuss. I can now monitor the performance of these lines anywhere, anytime. The information really is insightful.”

“When I first saw the plant it was totally empty and then, a few short weeks later, it was great to see production in full swing, with OEE hitting the high 90s,” said Shoni Even-Chaim, owner and founder of OFS.

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