Technical Note

Improving OEE through User Centric Design

Choosing to automate secondary packaging processes has one primary objective: to make the operation more efficient – to increase output, to save labor costs, to avoid repetitive motion injuries, and to ensure a consistently high-quality output. Each piece of automation equipment is theoretically capable of a certain level of output in a given time, often a number that is used to help calculate the return on the investment. Yet, achieving that level of efficiency under real-life circumstances is difficult at best.