Improving Production Uptime

Muirhead Fine Scottish Leather are global leaders in the manufacturing of high-performance leather.

Key objectives

  • Equipment Reliability
  • Correct Air Demand to meet Production Requirements


The old air compressors were not supplying the correct volume of air demanded by the process machines and, as a result, it was creating costly downtime in the factory.


After our analysis of the challenge and understanding the customer requirements and objectives, we concluded that the best solution would be to increase the capacity of the air compressors and install a controller to switch compressors to share run time in the event of an increase in air demand.  These changes have eliminated production downtime due to air depletion, eliminated breakdowns of the compressors and reduced servicing costs and balanced the overall running of the compressed air system.

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