American consumption used to be a point of pride. Whoever drove the biggest, gas guzzling vehicle, lived in the largest McMansion and could afford to consume as many products and technologies as possible was a “winner.” Fortunately, we have come to recognize that overconsumption produces a lot of losers and very few winners. The same is the case with manufacturing. Optimizing your production means that waste is reduced, and just like the modern consumer, we are finding out that bigger isn’t always better.
There are several key components to optimizing production. The first is conserving energy, the second is critical design and the third is capitalizing on efficiency. After all, if the first two cannot deliver a product that sells in a timely fashion, you haven’t really saved anything!
Conserving energy saves on the bottom line, is a better choice for the planet in general, and can easily be accomplished with a Komax component. Our static mixers and injectors have no moving parts, eliminating any additional energy input. Most parts work solely on the energy already in the system by using gravity, for example, to complete the process. Some of our components save anywhere from 25-50% on energy requirements for production.
Critical design is another feature of optimized production. Critical doesn’t have to mean complicated. By taking advantage of a variety of customizable ports and flanges, you can reduce floor space and eliminate maintenance costs as well.
Efficiency is the telling achievement of both design and energy conservation. With a Komax piece you can count on predictability and uniformity. Processes are faster with less time wasted in heating or mixing – or losing polymers or additives to an inefficient process. Sampling is consistent throughout the batch and the end result is a highly predictable, uniform product.
Times change and the new luxury is sustainability in the face of ever-changing inputs. With a Komax component, everything is optimized and nothing is wasted!