Jackson, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) February 28, 2011
CapSnap Equipment, the Jackson, MI based manufacturer of customizable HOD water bottling equipment has seen increased interest in upgrades for sensors and controls on existing bottling equipment. Along with PLC and HMI upgrades, CapSnap can also provide a range of new sensors to reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
Like technology in other industries, technology in the HOD bottling industry is improving at a rapid pace. New improvements to bottling methods are frequently released, providing bottlers with ample opportunity to upgrade their systems. Unfortunately, these upgrades often come with a high price tag that makes them difficult for the average bottler to afford. This has led an increasing number of bottlers to adopt the attitude that if their equipment is not broken, there is no need to spend money to upgrade it.
This viewpoint can be a dangerous one for bottlers to have. On the surface, waiting until your current equipment stops working before spending the money to replace it seems like sound financial sense. However, bottlers must account for the downtime suffered as a result of their equipment going offline. This can lead to days of lost work. In addition, bottlers with equipment more than 10 years old may discover that they are using PLCs and HIMs that are no longer supported by the manufacturer. Suddenly, their downtime has increased to weeks rather than days. The lost revenue from this downtime can easily add up to more than the cost of upgrading the machine.
As more bottlers begin to realize this, CapSnap Equipment has seen an increase in those looking to make the upgrades needed to keep their machines running with manufacturer supported components and avoid costly downtime. CapSnap can upgrade PLCs and HMIs, and also equip bottling systems with sensors using the latest technology for determining bottle and cap position. The use of ultrasonic, inductive and infrared technology has replaced the old style mechanical switches that wear out quickly. These new sensors last longer, leading to savings in replacement costs.
As HOD bottling technology continues to evolve, it will be important for bottlers to keep up with the advancements in order to keep their lines running smoothly. CapSnap is able to use their expertise in the bottling industry to help them decide when to upgrade and what components to focus on to avoid a costly shutdown. The result is a system that remains affordable, but still utilizes the latest technological advancements.
For more information on CapSnap Equipment and their sensor and controls upgrades for HOD bottling equipment, visit http://www.capsnapequipment.com/ or call 1-517-787-3481.