Gates Corporation has released a new bottling industry infographic that highlights key statistics for beverage managers. Gates has incorporated quick-hit, easy-to-digest content on preventive maintenance, reducing downtime, and increasing energy savings.
“We know that plant managers are extremely busy and don’t always have time to investigate what's draining their bottom line,” said Mike Haen, director of marketing at Gates Corporation. “We’ve done the research for them and have presented it in a way that they can quickly read, absorb, and act on.”
The infographic synthesizes extensive beverage industry research, highlighting some of the most pressing challenges beverage managers face:
•Downtime costs as much as $200 per minute. •With the potential for 26 hours of downtime per drive annually, costs can add up to $312,000. •Because the average bottling facility has up to 50 drives per production line, the total impact could be millions of dollars in lost revenue.
Gates offers an array of solutions that address bottling plants’ biggest problems. Maintenance-free Poly Chain® belt drives replace greasy, high maintenance roller chain and Gates Food and Beverage Master® with Sanitron™ tube doesn't impart any taste for unadulterated product. In addition, stainless steel or nickel-plated sprockets and couplings counteract the corrosion inherent in wet environments.