Butler Automatic Inc. was founded in 1956 by Richard A. Butler, Jr. as a manufacturer of “zero speed” web splicing equipment. As the original inventor of zero speed splicing technology, Butler splicing equipment redefined performance and reliability over a broad spectrum of industries and markets.
Today Butler is a leading multinational manufacturer with over 17,000 units installed worldwide and continues to be the industry benchmark for quality, reliability and customer support. The company’s products are used in numerous applications including packaging, sleeving, thermo-forming, over-wrapping, printing, and a variety of converting operations. Our splicers are used to manufacture many different products including, stand-up pouches, flexible pouches, film bags, paper bags, business forms, envelopes, disposable diapers, wallpaper, fiberglass insulation, and corrugated cardboard.
Company headquarters and manufacturing operations are located in Middleborough, Massachusetts approximately 30 miles south of Boston. The Middleborough facility is a state of the art manufacturing operation. Butler Automatic is proud to have achieved ISO 9001:2015 Certification. Our quality and engineering is dedicated to developing new technologies for the packaging industry. Click below to view our ISO Certificate.
With an additional office located in Geneva, Switzerland, our sales and support center is strategically located in the center of the main European markets.
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Butler Automatic offers top five tips to get the maximum Overall Equipment Effectiveness from reliable Butler Automatic splicers
Backed by the experience of delivering more than 17,000 automatic splicing solutions worldwide over the past 65 years, Butler Automatic has published a Five Step Plan To Boost OEE With Automatic Roll Splicing, which results in customers gaining several points of increased Overall Equipment Effectiveness (Availability x Productivity x Quality) for roll fed packaging lines.
The first step is to involve Butler Automatic in discussions with roll fed applications equipment providers from the beginning of the project. When the Butler team is directly involved on-site at installation and ramp-up, Butler achieves successful implementation quickly, 99% of the time. The second and third tips are to utilize Butler’s One Point Lesson Plans (OPL’s), and Clean-Inspect-Lubricate instructions (CIL’s). With these documents Butler customers are able to train and maintain for top performance of Butler solutions, consistently achieving increased output by eliminating 100% of line stoppages for roll changes. The fourth step includes having a short list of essential wear parts on-hand since Butler solutions consume very few wear parts. The fifth and perhaps most vital, is to establish a solid connection with our team. Butler service and parts teams support our applications 24/7.