Case Studies

Optima’s upgrade solution for a Sirpak 200 cut-to-length Machine system reduces waste by 9km per week

June 8, 2017

Optima were approached by an internationally renowned packaging manufacturer, particularly specialised in cartons, labels and leaflets. The company’s manufacturing facilities across the globe must deliver maximum efficiency and reliability to enable excellent customer service and innovative packaging designs. Their Scotland-based plant was faced with obsolescence and unreliability of a Sirpak 200 tube forming and cut to ...

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Metal Decorating Press Upgrade using Siemens Simotion S120 + D425 controller + Simatic S7 PLC

June 1, 2017

In this project, Optima provided a complete new control system for a Metal Decorating Press. In order to print the colours correctly aligned, all axes must be fully synchronised. Optima chose to use Sinamics S120 Drives and the D425 motion controller to achieve the required accuracy. The control system was a completely integrated package from Siemens ...

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Pegler Yorkshire record 25% uptime improvement after control system upgrade by Optima

April 15, 2013

      Pegler Yorkshire designs and manufactures innovative and reliable branded connect & control solutions for the worldwide plumbing and heating industry. The company has invested heavily in their manufacturing facilities at an average rate of £3.5m per annum. These developments, involving significant capital equipment investment, have resulted in major customer benefits including shorter lead times, improved ...

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KUKA Robotics and Optima CS team up to deliver maximum reliability to paper mill

October 9, 2012

Following the waves of industrial innovation over recent years, as part of a fundamental drive to maximise productivity, one of the leading paper manufacturers has deployed industrial robots for label application to its finished products, the company’s Flintshire-based paper mill faced some serious problems with one of the robots functioning on site. According to the lines ...

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Optima Deliver Control Solution For Bridon International

June 7, 2012

  Bridon International Ltd. is a world-leading manufacturer supplying specialist metal rope and wire solutions for a number of heavy industries. Their products are widely used in demanding environments such as oil and gas installations, mining and structural projects. With such diverse, complex and safety critical applications, Bridon’s products must meet the highest quality standards. Bridon’s Doncaster ...

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Optima Control Solutions Boosts Production Performance for Tensar

December 13, 2011

Tensar International was founded in the1980s and ever since its name has become synonymous with high quality mechanical ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement products. The company is a world leader thanks to its innovative solutions and technology-driven vision. Tensar invented and patented the first polymer geogrids – their Biaxal geogrids are widely used around the globe. ...

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Imperial Tobacco’s Re-Branded Packaging Judged a Winner

November 13, 2011

When Imperial Tobacco decided their Lambert and Butler product was to be rebranded, Alcan Packaging and API Foils had a two-part challenge. The first part being the product’s design and security demands. These meant that highly accurate register control was essential because tolerances of +/-0.15mm in 70mm were required in the final product. The second part ...

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Control System Expertise and Sound Project Management

October 13, 2011

Process Line Ltd. are an engineering design company that provide lithographic plate manufacturers and the wider metal finishing industry with specialist services including the bespoke design, project management and construction of litho plate production lines, metal web finishing lines and specialist consultancy services in these fields. From its UK head office, at Yeadon nr. Leeds, the ...

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Optima Control Solutions Helping Make Britton Great

June 15, 2011

A leading film and packaging supplier has made energy savings and been given a new lease to plant equipment following a drive and controls upgrade by Optima Control Solutions Ltd (OCS). The Britton Group is one of the top PE film manufacturers in Europe, with multiple sites producing 90,000 tonnes of plain, printed and converted polyethylene ...

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Upgrade Our Printing Presses and Improve Our Manufacturing Efficiency

January 1, 2011

With money in short supply an option to improve the presses manufacturing efficiency at a fraction of the price of a new machine was immediately attractive to the management team at Polestar Purnell in Somerset. When presented with poor print and fold quality, coupled with sleep depriving reliability for three ageing gravure printing presses, Optima Control ...

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