Waste Not, Want Not

With the tough economic environment we've all faced these past few years, most businesses (at least those that have continued to find success) have dug deep into every area of their operation to find as many ways as possible to optimize their processes. Some of these areas may have been running the same way for decades, without any consideration given to make a change.

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With the tough economic environment we've all faced these past few years, most businesses (at least those that have continued to find success) have dug deep into every area of their operation to find as many ways as possible to optimize their processes. Some of these areas may have been running the same way for decades, without any consideration given to make a change. But these days, there's no margin for misspending of resources, from the top of an organization on down to the handling of scrap and waste disposal.

 

To help in the process, Prab offers ways to automate material handling, reduce labor costs, reclaim and recycle expensive cutting fluids and coolants and maximize return on recycling metals. The company's engineers work with shops to improve material handling, housekeeping and compliance to environmental rules and regulations within the automotive, aerospace, medical, electronics, defense, off road and energy markets.

 

Often, shops view chips and used machining fluids as waste or burdens with which they must deal. But efficient handling of these by-products can lead to substantial savings. Prab's integrated, modular systems can help these shops seamlessly ramp up to this level of control.

 

The company also offers its Managed Maintenance Program, which provides routine scheduled maintenance from customer service field technicians to ensure that conveyors and chip processing systems are working properly and at peak efficiency.

 

The regularly scheduled equipment inspections can identify potential wear parts or components before they become an issue, and the evaluation includes a consultation about ways to proactively prevent major repairs as well as ways to make cost-saving improvements. Customized programs are available for training the maintenance staff on improving machine uptime, performance and longevity.

 

To read more about the systems that are available, check out "Integrated Solutions for Chip Removal and Fluid Filtration." See Prab's website for more information about the Managed Maintenance Program.

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Integrated Solutions for Chip Removal and Fluid Filtration

Shops can easily view chips simply as waste, hardly giving a second thought to the disposal process and the potential related savings. By keeping an eye on the waste and choosing the most efficient methods of chip disposal, a shop can easily add to the bottom line through substantial savings.