Critical Asset Refurbished

PEME provided Asset Care support to a well-known bakery producing some of the UK’s best-loved bread brands. In support of this contract we refurbished a critical asset to improve reliability and productivity.

The machine is a tin-stacker / un-stacker which is used to un-stack loaf tins (used to bake 6 loaves in each) and stack them singly to send them into the bread production line. The asset is critical and if it is unavailable a major negative effect on production is suffered.

The client wished to increase the utilisation of this ageing machine and following an asset survey it was identified that it was badly degraded, had poor reliability with frequent breakdowns and potentially presented hazards that increased safety risk.

The refurbishment consisted of the following activities:

  • Replacement of mechanical parts (e.g. shafts, bearings, sprockets, chains and conveyor band)
  • Complete overhaul of the hydraulic system including replacement of hydraulic actuator valves, pipework and lift cylinders
  • Guarding replacement
  • Production of updated maintenance schedules and Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) population
  • Commissioning

This Reliability Improvement overhaul project met date and cost targets and was carried out by the PEME on-site Asset Care team primarily responsible for Preventive Maintenance across the bakery.

Duncan Sayer (PEME Site Supervisor) said “the client feedback was good and they were impressed with the standard of workmanship.”