New technology allows processors to monitor electrical power in their plant and diagnose hiccups so they can more intelligently find a solution.
For D.J. Parry, it was a real head-scratcher. The operations manager of stretch-film processor Goodwrappers Inc. was first made aware of some odd goings-on in his Baltimore plant in February. His third-shift team told him of output losses resulting from his two extrusion lines slowing down, seemingly out of nowhere. Moreover, his water-circulation units, which are used to cool his extruders, were conking out altogether.
Had gremlins been running amok in Parry’s plant in the wee hours of the morning?
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