A Custom Fit for One-Size-Fits All Tank Washing
A Daetwyler Analyze, Design, Implement, Measure Success Story
Identify ink tank washing solutions
One of our ink manufacturing clients who supplies flexible packaging producers was finding themselves spending a lot of man hours on handwashing of ink tanks.
They had wanted to get a tank washing machine to try and speed up the process, but because their variety of tank sizes were so different, it was a challenge. They couldn’t find a single spray washer that was effective at odd shapes and sizes and also allowed the machine lid to seal when washing larger tanks. This meant hand washing for some of their largest or most complicated tanks.
How Analyze, Design, Implement, Measure Made a Difference
Develop custom solution
If there’s one thing Daetwyler excels at, it’s eliminating unnecessary down time. Our experts gathered the exact dimensions of every tank the client wanted to wash and then worked with DW Renzmann to develop a custom spray lid that would seal around ALL their containers.
Optimize the costs
While custom solutions are typically more expensive than ready-made equipment, the cost savings associated with automating the entire washing procedure more than outweighed the additional expense.
The custom spray washer cuts down on man hours by 75% and delivers a more thorough cleaning with less cross-contamination between ink batches.
And those savings repeat themselves with every cleaning, even though the custom wash lid was a one-time cost.