Modernisation of production lines

2014-09-25
Modernisation of production lines

Production lines, which are currently more and more often implemented in production plants ? perform well first of all in the production companies active in the food, electronic, automotive, or machine industry. Co-operating machines make it possible to simplify operations, streamline them and at the same time make them safer, and the ready-made goods are of high quality and repeatability.

To ensure faultless operation of production lines and enable their contribution to work efficiency, they have to be properly designed and tailored to specific operations. Companies offering comprehensive services to clients who wish to implement production lines, such as Europa Systems, can provide full support ? advice, design, assembly services, training for employees, as well as guarantee and post-guarantee support. The key to efficient operation is therefore an adequately tailored production line. However, it is also worth remembering that once designed, it will not be sufficient forever ? production processes are subject to transformations, and with them – also the production line should change. Therefore, modernisations are very important in this case.

When to modernise production lines?

Changes in design of production lines are usually implemented in a situation where it is necessary to change production processes, for example to use new raw materials, change the recipe or design of ready-made goods ? it is the best time to implement future-oriented changes. Such lines are modernised when there is a need of adjusting them to minimum occupational health and safety requirements or apply additional protection means. Usually such modernisation is preceded by an audit.

How are modernisation works carried out?

Changes in the design of production lines may include both individual elements as well as more profound changes as a result of which a new production line is created.

The changes consists in particular in:
  • replacement of drive systems of the production lines,
  • replacement of control systems,
  • connection of additional machine lines,
  • application of solutions aimed at increasing the production efficiency and improving the quality of products,
  • application of solutions extending the scope of application of the production line,
  • enhancement of occupational health and safety.

The modernisation must be carefully prepared, because if it is not individually tailored to the given production process, optimum results in the form of quality, efficiency, and safety improvement will not be achieved.

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