As the challenges of manufacturing stretch to keep pace with global change, it seems that things always get faster. How can we adjust and keep pace? Komax has gleaned some important clues over time, and those qualities are bound up in our products.
Improve efficiency! Getting things done quickly and consistently is the very definition of efficiency. Efficient processes save money and build customer loyalty. Sometimes efficiency is best achieved through simple, high quality design. Consider, for example, the beauty of our static mixers. With no moving parts, high quality mixing can be combined and divided many millions of times for highly consistent sampling and no fouling or downtime.
Cut energy costs. There are many good reasons to consider how to reduce dependence on energy inputs. For one thing, natural resource availability will grow more limited. Environmental regulations and costs for energy are only going to increase as well. Here again, Komax products shine. Our static mixers only require gravity itself and low pressure drop so as to save the maximum amount of flow and use as little energy as possible. It is not uncommon for our clients to experience double digit energy savings after installing a Komax mixer.
Brace for tech interruptions. Whether the Internet of Things continues to disrupt manufacturing to the point where the entire landscape is changed is questionable. But one thing is sure – technology innovation will definitely change the way we do business. After all, just think of what fuel cells, additive manufacturing and e-mobility have done already. Investing in the right kind of technology can really ramp up your manufacturing capabilities.
We cannot accurately forecast every possible trend. But developing a long-term philosophy to deal with change can help identify the keys to weathering global change. After all, given environmental, economic and social concerns, cutting costs is only going to be one piece of the puzzle when it comes to adjusting for the future of manufacturing.