Food and Beverage Industry Case Study: Avara Foods

The engineering and maintenance teams reported that if there is a 0.01% loss of production or equipment downtime caused by contaminates in compressed air it results in an approximated £7,000 loss for the site!

Avara Foods

About the customer

Avara are one of the UK’s leading food businesses, supplying poultry to some of the biggest supermarkets and restaurants in the country.

Project Background

Our Sales Team visited Avara’s Telford branch in Shropshire to give a demonstration of how the Expel unit works to the engineering team, who were very impressed with the capability of the Expel compressed air filter and requested trial units to be installed with immediate effect.

The Telford branch is a huge site with approximately 2000 employees and with a vast majority of its components requiring clean and dry compressed air. The engineering and maintenance teams reported that if there is a 0.01% loss of production or equipment downtime caused by contaminates in compressed air it results in an approximated £7,000 loss for the site; therefore, even a small amount of downtime for Avara foods leads to big financial consequences.

Additionally, Avara had very recently refurbished and made a considerable investment in brand new pneumatic equipment for this factory so were incredibly interested in a solution that could save production downtime and help preserve their very expensive equipment.

Although the site was operating dryers and had traditional filters on the airline, liquids were still passing through to the packaging areas and to the ‘pick and place’ robots causing seals and valves to fail, costing Avara £900 to replace each time.

Although the site was operating dryers and had traditional filters on the airline, liquids were still passing through to the packaging areas and to the ‘pick and place’ robots causing seals and valves to fail, costing Avara £900 to replace each time.

Avara Foods

Why did Avara Foods choose Expel?

 

Expel offered Avara an excellent precautionary measure to protecting expensive robotic equipment. The team were also pleasantly surprised that Expel offered an inexpensive but highly effective solution to removing the problem of liquids and solid particulates in compressed air lines; making Expel a suitable solution for a site of any size or budget.

Avara were ecstatic with the results of the Expel compressed air filter. Expel was able to provide Avara with the peace of mind that they had installed a solution which surpasses compressed air filter standards set by other products on the market because it does not require ANY replacement filter elements and is not associated with ANY ongoing maintenance costs. In response to the huge saving potential that Expel has for the Avara branch they contacted our Sales Team ordering a further 9 Expel units to install as point of use protection for pneumatic equipment across the site.

So, if you are experiencing problems associated with liquids and solid contaminates in your compressed air system or want to maximise your equipment protection, install Expel!

THE RESULTS

Reduces Downtime

Reduces Costs

Reduces Maintenance

Protect Equipment

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