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Tetra Pak Uses ParAlign Services to Ensure Product Quality


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Tetra Pak Uses ParAlign Services to Ensure Product Quality

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CS Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is a global food processing, packaging, and distribution company. Their products are used in more than 160 countries.

Javier Uribe is the maintenance projects and utilities manager for Tetra Pak. He has been with the company for almost 26 years, including three years as maintenance manager at a factory in Saudi Arabia. He now works at a facility in Mexico. Speed is essential for many of the processes performed by the machines in his facility.

“My function here is to keep the machines rolling, to increase the reliability of the machines at optimal cost,” Uribe said. “This is a factory that is producing packaging material for food, so we have three big processes. One process is printing, another process is coating, another process is finishing. The machines need to have quite a good alignment, and very good maintenance in all the components, in order to ensure that we can fulfill the customer needs.”

When the machines at Uribe’s facility needed alignment, he turned to ParAlign Roll Alignment Services. ParAlign was recommended for alignment services by Tetra Pak’s central team in Sweden.

“Because of our machines, our processes are very fast so we need to be sure that we have the quick alignment,” he said.

ParAlign is an innovative, non-optical measurement method from Prüftechnik that uses inertial technology to measure the parallelism of rolls in machinery. Properly aligned rolls create better and more consistent products, with less wear and tear on machinery. With the ParAlign, no line of sight is required — this makes consistent, reproducible results possible.

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