Increase your production line OEE by handling unplanned stops with a production line buffer system from Automationspartner. Without a buffer system, issues with packaging machines or other surrounding production-line equipment can often bring production machines to a halt. The result is unwanted downtime and product waste that can be costly. Manually routing overflow into bulk containers can alleviate the problem temporarily; however, this wastes additional man-hours and further decreases efficiency. Our unique buffering system automatically handles production stops and enables production-line machines to continue, while issues with surrounding equipment in the line are being tended to. The result is increased productivity for the line and reduced waste.

Buffer system use cases

Some of the most common cases in which our buffer systems are used include:

  • Planned stops to refill material
  • Unplanned stops due to surrounding line equipment
  • Time storage for product process reasons
  • Storing batch samples

System design

Our buffer systems are designed with these characteristics:

  • Designed for the life science industry
  • Small footprint
  • Easy maintenance design
  • Modular and scalable to fit your needs for today and in the future
Scalable Buffer System

Buffer system functions

Each system is outfitted with a robust set of features and functions such as:

  • FIFO (First In First Out) functionality
  • A timestamp for each individual product
  • Reinsertion to the line when capacity is available
  • Rejection into a bulk container if the buffer is full
  • Empty function for each individual magazine into bulk containers
  • Product sample outtake

Buffer system options

Compliment your system with additional options:

  • Quality control
  • Serialization functions