Without doubt, reliability is the one feature you need to have on every piece of equipment in your facility. If your line is shut down and you're paying through the nose for repairs, it doesn't matter if your your new piece of equipment is the greatest invention ever. And nothing tells you a product is dependable and well-made like a strong warranty.
It can be the most irritating news of your day, or if the pressure's really on, your week. A batch of components being readied for an urgent customer order need to be redone. Money and time just went down the drain, and might cause a slowdown throughout your plant as personnel who should be moving on to the next task are engaged in a costly do-over.
Moving more product in a given time almost always means a better bottom line, but every manufacturing facility has bottlenecks that can stretch out throughput time, keeping your customers waiting and your cost per piece higher than it needs to be.
Gun safety is a top concern for anyone who owns a firearm. Even if you know everything there is to know about gun safety, what about your family? Are you taking all the proper steps to make sure that your firearms are secure and out of harm’s way, so no child or otherwise can access them? To help you make your household a safer place, here are a few tips to get you started.
Gun cleaning practices vary from person to person, and there are differing ideas as to how often people should clean their firearms. Some gun owners choose to clean their weapons at the beginning of a hunting season and then again at the end of the season. Other times people opt to clean their gun after every use, maybe after activities like range shooting. One fact is clear, however. Eventually, your gun must be cleaned.
There is an increased concern for reducing the negative impact on Mother Earth than there was just a few years ago. That means that only the greenest, cleanest, and most environmentally safe solutions are being used to prolong the life of our planet. You can find an increasing amount of people using solar energy, recycling, eliminating the use of fossil fuels, and more just to be “greener.”
Time to jump back into the amazing science behind ultrasonic cleaning! As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, ultrasonic cleaning occurs in a tank of water that produces a constant series of waves alternatively expanding and compressing to create microscopic bubbles that implode, causing a non-abrasive scrubbing action superior to traditional cleaning methods. Those waves (specifically sound waves) used in ultrasonics are the key component.
Like a certain “mild-mannered reporter at a major metropolitan daily,” ultrasonic cavitation provides powerful results by working smarter rather than harder, unlike other methods of conventional cleaning. If you're using solvents to clean parts or tools in your facility, you'll find that ultrasonic cleaning is the mild-mannered, environmentally safe technology you're looking for to reduce costs and deliver a cleaner product.
These days, people are one of the costliest parts of any operation, and the more you need them to do, the more expense gets grafted on to the final price of your product. In our previous blog post, we discussed six ways ultrasonic cleaning can reduce your labor costs. To be specific, we covered how you won't have to pay for workers to clean your product by hand (or operate a cleaning machine), or deal with all the hassle of harsh chemicals and the training, equipment and paperwork they require.
“Time is money” is a cliché, so allow us to share a different take on that old chestnut. Nothing is more expensive than the time of your workforce. The more you need your workers to do, the more expense gets grafted on the final cost of your product.
The good news is that ultrasonic cleaning technology can reduce the amount of labor used to make your product, reducing costs and increasing efficiency. In fact, one customer, Ushers Machine and Tool, cut costs and increased their production by 20% using one of our ultrasonic cleaners.