Efficiencies and savings for beverage can manufacturing supplier

Efficiencies and savings for beverage can manufacturing supplier

AFS promptly identified flaws in the existing configuration settings and recognised where efficiency and cost savings could be achieved.

Project:

Due to their continued success and growth, the client needed to up-scale their product testing facilities. Their incumbent compressed air supplier recommended they hire a new external compressor to handle extra load.

However, this short-sighted solution meant that the client’s compressed air production became fragmented, disjointed and much less cost efficient.

Luckily AFS were asked to provide an audit of the existing system and were quickly able to suggest a much more efficient solution.

Solution

Solution:

AFS promptly identified flaws in the existing configuration settings and recognised where efficiency and cost savings could be achieved.

It’s fantastic to find a supplier so committed to innovation and quality. AFS have been like a breath of fresh air with their approach.

AFS’s suggestion was to design a system that encompassed the whole manufacturing plant and consolidated all compressed air requirements.

The main production facility and the test air facility were merged together via a link line which meant if any short fall on any part of the system occurred, the link line could deliver top-up flow.

In addition AFS reviewed each compressor for their energy efficiency levels. AFS identified that if the compressors were downscaled but fitted with variable speed drives the client could run much smaller and much more cost efficient compressors yet still maintain full compressed air requirements throughout any stage of their manufacturing or testing processes.

They are much more focused on efficiency, performance and cost reduction. Their ongoing support, maintenance and consultation is directly linked to our ongoing success.

Services Provided
  • System analysis and review
  • Accurate equipment identification
  • Full service and support
Customer Benefits
  • Regular and reliable system performance
  • Energy efficient system
  • 18 months payback
  • Consolidated system
  • Product development operation secured
Processes Covered
  • Plant design and systems engineering
  • Compressed air generators
  • Ongoing service and support
Details
  • Hired machinery replaced with new equipment (assets)
  • Link line provides top-up flow to all areas of the plant
  • Variable speed and fixed speed drives fitted
Project Notes
  • AFS were chosen ahead of a number of other suppliers including the incumbent supplier
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