Advancement in Science or Technology: A healthcare packaging company needed a cleaning mechanism for 14 large pharmaceutical automatic packaging machines. The company was placing a sterile coating on their plastic packaging web and film, but dust and particles were still contaminating it. MIM NI needed to develop a web cleaning roller system for the various shapes and sizes of machines. The web would have to be redirected to the cleaning rollers, which needed bespoke bracket fittings.
Uncertainty: MIMI NI were unsure if the machines could support a cleaning mechanism, how to fit them or if there was enough space for them. They also questioned if a universal bracket could be developed.
Solution: Through trial, error and fine-tuning, they successfully developed and attached cleaning roller mechanisms to all the machines, which greatly improved the packing process.