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Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, October/Fall 2016

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pmpnews.com • Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News Fall 2016 20 Automation 3 Ways to Ensure Your Pharma Filler Is Operating Effciently There are specifc steps you can take to avoid downtime and other situations that can impact effciency. By Krys Beal, E-PAK Machinery I nefciency in liquid-filling opera- tions for pharmaceutical products can result in a significant reduc- tion of productivity and profit- ability. Thankfully, there are ways companies can avoid issues of inef- ciency and keep their production lines consistently efective. 1. Perform Regular Preventa- tive Maintenance on Liquid Fill- ing Machines. Like many other types of packaging machines, liquid fillers wear down over time. Certain parts will eventually require replace- ment to keep the machinery func- tioning optimally, and the best way to make sure all of your parts are in working condition is to perform pre- ventative maintenance checks at regu- lar intervals. Sometimes it isn't easy to detect any inefciency, but closely inspecting liquid-filling equipment can help pro- duction line managers and employees detect potentially problematic parts and address any issues before they worsen. Taking these steps can also help you avoid costly breakdowns and downtime that occur when machinery fails, allowing your facility to remain at its most productive. E-PAK Machinery's capping machine for pharmaceuticals. Sometimes it isn't easy to detect any ineffciency, but closely inspecting liquid-flling equipment can help detect potentially problematic parts.

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