The Easy-Pack has been the gluing team's biggest achievement. I used the Easy-Pack to increase the speed by more than 50% I was easily doing that.Arek Wojtowicz, Gluing Assitant
The gluing lines require an assistant to pack the finished cartons into boxes. The gluing team wanted a way to run these lines faster, without causing any extra work for the assistants.
Firstly, the team needed to challenge the current way of working:
After a few trials, the team designed a piece of kit with improvements for the assistants. Not wanting to wait ten weeks for the new kit to arrive, a prototype Easy-Pack was made.
I like it, it's a lot easier. I now have time to carry out other tasks.Gluing Assistant during trial
Trials performed by the team showed a 20-30% speed increase.
Even with a temporary prototype the gluing lines have seen a 26% increase in speeds.