Today’s food and beverage manufacturers are challenged to achieve tight net content control. Under-fill your product weight, volume or count, and you violate such regulations as the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Overfill, and you not only waste raw materials, but also lose thousands of dollars in profit. Yet, a wide range of issues can interfere with achieving tight net content control. These issues can stem from normal wear and tear of your production machinery to fluctuations in the raw materials used to make your products and beyond. As a quality control manager, how do you find a balance between under-filling and overfilling to drive profitability while managing compliance? How do you simultaneously optimize your food and beverage manufacturing processes to help ensure product safety, quality and satisfaction among consumers — all while upholding your company’s valuable reputation?
Balance Profitability and Compliance … and Win
The answer is DataMetrics. A Swiss transnational food and beverage company piloted the solution in one plant to reduce overfilling. When the solution proved to be successful, saving the company more than $35,000 USD in overfilling-related costs, the company multiplied their savings by rolling DataMetrics out to more than 50 locations worldwide. DataMetrics can help you gain the upper hand, too, with a unique set of features to optimize your production line to net content and weight requirements.
Ensure compliance while maximizing revenue potential.
DataMetrics gives you access to fill weights, levels and counts in near real time. This information allows you to track, analyze, identify and report on mission-critical processing data you can use to resolve issues as they happen.
Reduce scrap and rework with near real-time notification.
DataMetrics real-time event monitoring and notification ensures that everyone who needs to know about production issues, lot status and more is made aware of problems as they occur. This communication, powered by configurable alarms, puts the brakes on product problems and reduces scrap and rework.
Control costs through broad connectivity.
Get the most return out of your current investments. DataMetrics connects to more devices and systems than any other SPC program, including check-weighers, Solartron digital gages and GageWay wireless systems, as well as more than 70 device drivers. This means you can use your existing gaging and related software programs and minimize your investment in new equipment, software and training.