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When you update your premises, new equipment and manufacturing systems, or shop floor personnel, getting it right can have a significant impact on the company’s bottom line.
Which is why many publications will regularly examine the importance of investing and the benefits of upgrading your personnel and equipment.
STOBER, an international company that specialises in the manufacture of gear units, geared motors, motors and all the related electronics for the power transmissions manufacturing sector, recently published an article designed to help plant managers determine if a manufacturing infrastructure update is necessary.
In the US, some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) could be using processes and machinery that could be up to 50 to 70 years old. And with the surge in improved manufacturing technology, gauging and machining over the past 30 years, it is suggested that works managers carry out an infrastructure audit every 10 to 15 years.
The average impact of unscheduled downtime in the process industries alone is $20 billion, or almost five percent of annual production, which is why companies should be continually working on maximising their plant efficiency.
As well as the main story, there is also a question and answer piece with STOBER’s manufacturing manager, Scott Alles, and Landon Garrison, manufacturing engineer at STOBER.
You can download the full ‘STOBER Survey Examines Manufacturing Infrastructure Updates’ article first published in ‘Power Transmissions Engineering’ here.
For more information about how STOBER can help you maximise the cost efficiency of your manufacturing plant and equipment, please contact the UK office on 01543 458858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.