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Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) – An Essential for Optimum Delivery
04.21.18

Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) – An Essential for Optimum Delivery

Delivering quality and exceeding the expectations of our clients is always a requisite at Cybernetik. Factory Acceptance Testing or FAT is one of the project milestones that helps us meet our goals and ensure smooth functionality of the system through its entire lifecycle. Systems that go through rigorous FAT enable our clients to achieve optimum productivity and be the frontrunners in their respective industry.

What is FAT?
Prior to the delivery and shipment of any automation system, we build the entire system at Cybernetik, just as it would have been built at the client’s place and perform a comprehensive scrutiny, also known as Factory Acceptance Testing or FAT.

This scrutiny includes checking the system for a number of factors like Functionality, SLA adherence, Legal & Compliance accuracy, P&ID and quality certifications. Going further, at Cybernetik we also prepare the system for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as production rate (cycle time), process flow, user interface, workmanship and safety.

When is FAT performed?
FAT is performed before we dispatch the system from Cybernetik. It helps us ensure quality and safety of the system. It also saves on time and cost. Issues can be identified and rectified while the system is still in our factory. This reduces the initial hassles while setting up the system at the client’s place and reduces the time to make it run smoothly and to its full capacity. In addition, it gives client a clear idea of the physical layout and if there is a need for alterations and reconfigurations, they can be implemented prior to the delivery.

Who should be present during FAT?
To ensure the success of FAT, we recommend the presence of personnel from client’s side on the shop floor. The personnel could be Project Managers, Operators, Plant Engineers and Maintenance Engineers. This helps everyone understand the environment where the system is being tested enabling better troubleshooting in case of breakdowns during run-time.

Why is FAT important?
FAT helps identify non-conformities in the system while the system is still at Cybernetik, so that problems can be addressed before installation of the system. This offers more flexibility to our technical experts for providing optimal solutions, without affecting the project timelines. FAT also eliminates ambiguity around the KPIs set for the equipment.

Though Cybernetik incurs considerable costs simulating real-time shop environment for the system to be appropriately evaluated, this lowers the risk of breakdowns during shop time as well as the need for repetitive servicing. At Cybernetik, FAT is not billed to the client separately, as it is included in the scope of delivery established earlier. We clarify and lay down the requirements and measures that will compose a customised FAT, and these are carefully implemented to ensure the success of FAT.

Just like before delivering any product, the manufacturer checks it for quality, FAT is performed before the shipment of automation equipment to ensure its quality standards and full functionality. It is also important for ensuring safety of equipment and personnel. After all, creating safer workplaces is one of the most important aspects of industrial automation. Click here to read more.
FAT is a standard procedure that helps us deliver robust and consistent results and enables our clients to gain optimal benefits from Cybernetik systems. Contact us to know more about how you can optimize your processes through automation systems from Cybernetik.

13.05.19

Why CO2 Extraction ?

Why CO2 Extraction ?

The conventional Extraction process has limitations of solvent toxicity, presence of residual solvents in the final extract and even loss of heat-sensitive oils. The rapidly emerging Supercritical fluid extraction technology is attracting more global markets and larger profits. Supercritical CO2 is becoming the preferred extraction choice for the industry. Top 10 reasons to go for CO2 Extraction 1. USFDA approved “Green Technology”. 2. One Machine– Multiple business solutions. 3. Easy available, Safest – fully Recoverable Media. 4. Higher extraction efficiency, the benefit of Selective Extraction. 5. Operates without altering or damaging products natural properties. 6. No effluent generation and No pollution related hassles & costs. 7. Lower operating costs, Global markets ensuring Higher Profits. 8. 100 % cGMP Compliance, Food & Pharma grade Equipment. 9. Ready Pilot Plant to assist actual business, product and process trials. 10. 30 years old Automation  Company – Proprietary Designs, Project costs reduced by 60%. Contact For more details about the CO2 Extraction please do contact at [email protected]

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11.07.19

Extract Essential Oil with no residual solvents and hazards using Advanced Supercritical CO2 Extraction

Extract Essential Oil with no residual solvents and hazards using Advanced Supercritical CO2 Extraction

The worldwide production and consumption of essential oils and perfumes are increasing at rapid speed. The traditional technologies for extraction of essential oil processing are of great significance, but one cannot deny the fact that they do have significant drawbacks compared to the advanced extraction technique like CO2 Supercritical Extraction. Why are traditional methods of extraction not safe? The traditional methods of essential oil extraction are hydro-distillation or solvent extraction. The concern using the traditional methods is the losses of some volatile compounds, low extraction efficiency, degradation of unsaturated compounds through thermal or hydrolytic effects and toxic solvent residue in the extract. Disadvantages of Water and Steam Distillation Due to the low pressure of rising steam, oils of high-boiling range require a higher quantity of steam for vaporization -hence longer hours of distillation. The plant material becomes wet, which slows down distillation as the steam has to vaporize the water to allow it to condense further up the still. Oxygenated components such as phenols tend to dissolve in the still water, so their complete removal by distillation is not possible. As water distillation tends to be a small operation (operated by one or two persons), it takes a long time to accumulate much oil, so good quality oil is often mixed with lousy quality oil. The distillation process is treated as art by local distillers, who rarely try to optimize both oil yield and quality. Water distillation is a slower process than either water and steam distillation or direct steam distillation. What is the alternative solution to overcome solvent residue and toxic solvents? The conventional extraction process has limitations of solvent toxicity, presence of residual solvents in the final extract and even loss of heat-sensitive oils. The rapidly emerging Supercritical fluid extraction technology is attracting more global markets and more […]

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9.07.19

Three signs that you should change your bagging machine

Three signs that you should change your bagging machine

You may be running a big or a small business, but the packaging equipment is always a huge investment. The choice of packaging machine defines your ROI. Packaging machines are fascinating. As today every other industry is dependent on packaging operations, auto bagging systems became an integral part. Though the advancement in packaging is huge still there are some limitations in manual bagging. First is the quality and second is the bagging consistency Cybernetik offers fully automatic bagging machines which are ideal for your packaging needs. We also provide machine maintenance schedule and hands-on training to ensure that our customers fully understand the in and out the machine. Regular operation interruptions or long downtimes can be devastating for your business, and can even lead to safety hazards for your staff, making it critical to know when it’s time to upgrade or replace your equipment. So how would you know what is the right time to upgrade? More or frequent downtime If you are experiencing frequent upsets with the manual bagging machine and that leading to downtimes. It is not a good sign. The troubleshooting time and cost will be added to your operation cost. Inaccuracy and low production rates Operating with manual bagging machines is always a difficult job. Maintaining efficiency and product quality is a crucial task. Auto bagging not only helps you to meet your production rates but also keeps the quality better. Cybernetik offers automatic bagging machine which in accordance with the cGMP standards. The machines are ideal for the food and pharma industry where hygiene is important. Reduction in Speed You should not ignore when the machinery is running slower than the actual speed. this may lead to the frequent downtime and ultimately a loss of production hours. Our preventive maintenance schedule gives you the exact […]

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