Implementation Road Map: optimize your IR-D benefits!

The IR-D Implementation Road Map is a very effective method to implement and use our IR-D system on any production line. As a market leader, we consider it our responsibility not only to develop and sell systems, but also assist customers to get the most out of it! Our Implementation Road Map is based on the experience and customer feedback of more than 500 system implementations, so far. Take advantage of it!

The best possible implementation starts with a smooth commissioning of an IR-D system at the production line. This can be done without stopping the IS-Machine, therefore without losing production time. Prior to the installation and commissioning by our Field Service Engineers a pre-installation event is organized at the customer’s site, to prepare and align all departments involved.


For (new) customers, the implementation of the IR-D system into their operation means that teams have to adapt a new way of working. Our team of consultants, all with decades of bottle making experience, are guiding the customer’s staff during a number of site visits after the commissioning of an IR-D. We make use of a logical step-by-step approach of embedding operating procedures related to (simple) tasks into everyone’s daily work routines. This embedding is supported by sharing hot end data, generated by the IR-D, to the relevant person in the customer’s organization. Examples are:

  • Reporting functionality by daily internal distribution of Standard Reports of forming related data.
  • Interface to any production information system, as there are Vertech’s SILc and EKF’s iAfis, but also custom-built ones.

Furthermore we provide specific training and documentation on seven so called application areas in the bottle making process to focus on relevant and significant process improvements. (See figure 1)

Figure 1: Harvesting the fruit of IR-D
Figure 1: Harvesting the fruit of IR-D


The process improvement results are monitored by documenting metrics (KPI’s) throughout the implementation period. We complete and finalize the Implementation Roadmap with a formal  review with the customer’s management. The highest benefit for any user can only be achieved with the dedicated and customised approach of the IR-D Implementation Roadmap.


Further information can be obtained via or by contacting your Account Manager at: +31-50 316 2888