If you have ever looked inside the back of a clock to see all the little gears at work, then you’ve gotten a good introduction to what value a machine shop brings to the business. A number of “moving parts” have to be synchronized in order to remain effective and profitable. So how can you stay up to date?
Training and education. Machine shop floors are notoriously dangerous places for workplace accidents. Safety procedures and training aren’t optional – they are lifesaving.
Review procedures and work flow. Take feedback and use it to look at how your machine shop operates and where the inefficient processes are. Are you using multiple steps when you only need one? Taking a good look at your workflow may uncover bottlenecks you never even realized existed.
Keep your processes up to date! Whether it is the current trend toward smart manufacturing or an innovative piece of equipment, or additive manufacturing processes, the world changes rapidly. The cost of not staying up-to-date could be losing a sizeable chunk of market share.
Take care of and upgrade your equipment. The shop is basically the lifeblood of your company. These tools also need careful maintenance, not only to perform at peak efficiency, but to avoid any safety incidents as well.
Komax equipment can help your shop maintain a competitive edge in all of these categories with our unique design and energy saving methods. A Triple Action Static Mixer, for example, is one of the most innovative pieces of equipment on the market, doing away with the need for a mixer with moving parts, ensuring a consistent mix every time and costing as much as a quarter less than other energy hogging machines. Less noise and vibration mean a safer working environment for the floor as well.
Why not see how Komax can bring your shop into the future?