Scenario # 7: Automation of Liquid Filling Lines
Your filling lines can easily be automated with a PLC and some MMI interfaces. I have done this for a pharmaceutical private label operation and it worked extremely well.
Many advantages of automation of the filling line:
1. Improved safety
2. Reduce manpower required to run production
3. Reduce downtime
4. Reduce maintenance cost
5. Reduce waste
6. Overall easier for the crew to run production
7. Greater productivity per shift
8. More profits for the company
The automation process involves start/stop the various machines in sequence, provide visual and audible annunciations. It also provides multiple locations to operate the machinery, add safety shutdown features, control functions and manual override.