When our customers need help keep their drawings up-to-date, they give us a call. And we tend to be casual observers of how our varied clients maintain their technical data. We look over the shoulders of our technical contacts and observe the state of how they maintain and archive mechanical and electrical equipment data. Some are diligent, but many do not attend to or have procedures in place to guarantee that their drawings reflect the design state of their current manufacturing platform.
One of the services that we offer our clients is machine relocation. Our construction personnel, who are experienced with process equipment, are seasoned in the discipline of dismantling, crating, moving, and re-installing used machinery to other sites, or for other uses. While we have the ability to perform this work, one can certainly observe all the effort that can go into such a move and come away wondering if accomplishing the needed business goal by virtue of this approach is worth it …
Emergencies are never scheduled to occur when it’s convenient or when we’re ready. But you can still be prepared, and planning for emergency downtime is worth the effort. Here’s our advice for how to make sure that you can handle whatever comes your way.
It's that time of year when many companies begin to plan for their plant shutdowns. Summer shutdowns predominate in the world of manufacturing. Historically, summer was selected as the time to hold plant shut downs because this made it easier to do vacation scheduling and at the same time allowed an extended time frame to carry out preventative maintenance that couldn’t be worked into otherwise busy production schedules.
We are a service organization. Our clients are primarily manufacturing companies. But that can include a pretty broad cross-section of companies with a large number of different applications. These range from egg farms to manufacturers of chicken diapers, automobiles or implanted medical devices. One thing they have in common is that at some point in time something in their plant will fail to function properly and they will need service and support. And that is when opportunities for our team of engineers, technicians and tradesmen are created.
Have you ever wondered what happens to a book or other library materials as they pass through the system?