The bottling industry is characterized by repetitive, high-speed in-line or rotary filling lines in which manufacturers must precisely control external variables such as light, oxygen, temperature, and foreign contaminants in order to protect the integrity of their product. This creates a difficult challenge with respect to maintaining optimal line speeds, which is critical given that every extra fraction of a second adds up significant losses over time.

Bottling is an industry that services distributors, traders, wholesalers, and private labels, all of whom expect production to remain on the leading-edge of eco-friendly packaging and trendy label design. It’s no surprise that companies are seeking automated solutions, like Vorne XL, to monitor production and increase the visibility of the performance of their lines. Automated production monitoring can reduce operational costs and eliminate the inefficiencies and inaccuracies of manual data capture. Utilize 100+ metrics and 20+ data dimensions, including OEE, the Six Big Losses, TEEP, and more to dive deep into improvement opportunities.

Other benefits of XL that customers love include no software to install, no servers to maintain, no recurring fees, and no contracts. Instead you get unlimited users, free technical support, a 3-year warranty, and free software updates. All in an inexpensive, off-the-shelf product.

Bottling facility.

Driving Improvement for Bottling

Our bottling customers need to manufacture the products that their customers love with complete consistency while simultaneously striving to achieve greater efficiency and reduced environmental impact.

The Vorne XL Productivity Appliance empowers bottling manufacturers to monitor their processes in real time, improve throughput, and maximize efficiency, all while preserving the integrity of their products. XL drops onto your existing process, making it a quick and easy solution that requires little to no changes on the line. This is a unique and critical advantage of Vorne XL.

Screen capture of an andon report focused on a bottling facility taken from the Vorne XL OEE software.

Key Benefits for Bottling

Vorne XL is completely agnostic to the type of equipment in your manufacturing process. This is a huge advantage as you can easily apply XL to any process and get the same, consistent wealth of information. XL includes I/O to integrate with your process, a scoreboard for your operators, and built-in reporting for your managers. Even better, it easily and incrementally scales from machine to enterprise.

Whether you are bottling liquids, gels, powders, or capsules via manual, automated, or semi-automated in-line fillers, rotary fillers, gravity, pump, piston, overflow, or vacuum fillers, automate the process with one solution and quickly see benefits such as:

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    Changeover Times Instantly understand the impact bottle or label changes, sanitation, or CIP events have on your line’s availability. Even see minimum, average, and maximum times for each type. Plus, set changeover targets for your operators that automatically update in real time on the plant floor scoreboard.
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    Multiple Sensor Inputs Track production in terms of pieces, cases, barrels, vats, pallets, or even convert to volume or weight.
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    Real-Time Line Speeds in BPM/BPH Visualize line speeds and rates in real time and trend historical data by product stream. Know right away when externalities contribute to small stops or running slowly.
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    Pareto Downtime by Machine or Asset Clearly and precisely understand your downtime and scan reasons to provide additional details. Tag when downtime is related to the filler, capper, labeler, case packer, accumulator, metal detector, etc. to target specific improvements on the line.
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    Modern Andon Visually see the status of each machine or process monitored by XL on a single page, providing instant direction to where your attention is needed most. Leverage automated alerts and notifications that escalate when appropriate.

You're In Excellent Company

Vorne XL customers span across 45+ countries and are in virtually every industry - including many in bottling. Take a look at a sampling of bottling manufacturers that have unlocked the benefits of XL to obtain accurate and actionable data, critical insights, and a foundation for their continuous improvement programs.

Learn More About Vorne XL

We would be happy to show you XL, deep dive into your challenges and your processes, and answer any questions you may have. We also offer free 90-day trials. In fact, we have completed thousands of successful XL trials. Did you know that 91.9% of companies that try XL buy XL?

Metrics, Dimensions, and Dashboards

Vorne XL provides you with an incredible data foundation and an outstanding suite of reporting tools to effectively drive your continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and digital transformation initiatives. With XL you get immediate access to over 100 highly accurate and actionable metrics and 20 data dimensions - in real time and for deep retrospective analysis through historical reporting. There are dozens of built-in reports, and you can easily create your own reporting dashboards.

Screen capture of a dashboard created for a bottling manufacturer taken from Vorne XL.

Vorne XL User Success Stories

XL helps manufacturers in almost every industry improve their process productivity. You will love our free support, free software updates, 3-year warranty, transparent pricing, fast implementation, and of course, the wealth of product features. That is why we have so many customers that share their success stories.

Bottling Specialties

Our XL Productivity Appliance, with its fully integrated OEE reporting system, works well across an extremely broad range of bottling industry specialties. Here are some of the more common specialty areas where XL is used:

  • Beer Bottling
  • Beverage Bottling
  • Blow Molding
  • Bottle Filling
  • Can Seaming
  • Canning and Bottling
  • Carton Erecting and Sealing
  • Cooking Oil Production
  • Dairy Bottling
  • Energy Drink Bottling
  • Flexible Packaging Systems
  • Honey Production
  • Labeling and Printing
  • Palletizing and Depalletizing
  • Sealing and Capping
  • Shrink Sleeve Application
  • Spirits Bottling
  • Syrup Production
  • Tea and Coffee Production
  • Vinegar Production
  • Water Production
  • Wine Bottling
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