In - House Production Refurbishing: The Nuts And Bolts Behind Success
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What works well today may be outdated tomorrow. As we all live within a society partially defined by rapid technological advancements, staying ahead of this ever-evolving curve is critical for success. This is particularly seen in the areas of industrial automation, manufacturing and assembly technologies. While a plant may very well be equipped to handle the needs of a small workload, what if this workload happens to double thanks to a new contract? What if a facility is suddenly required to manufacture a new pharmaceutical product to meet the demands of a specific medical condition? These are two examples of situations when proper refurbishing is extremely important. So, what are the scope and applications of this inevitable requirement?

Refurbishment at a Glance

By definition, one of the main intentions of any production refurbishment is to allow all systems to work with both synergy and efficiency. In other words, the term "a well-oiled machine" is very appropriate here. As should be expected, the specific demands will be partially based upon the discrete needs of the facility in question. A food processing plant may require a larger horizontal ribbon mixer while a company that manufactures computer parts could need a more thorough digital scanner for quality control. Thanks to years of experience within this field, we will be able to supply the most relevant types of equipment; saving both time and money.

The Power of Efficiency

It is equally important that during any refurbishment, downtime is limited as much as possible. In an ideal world, all parts or units should be juxtaposed without any shutdown whatsoever. As most machinery works as a part of a greater whole, this is particularly essential in facilities that operate around the clock (as many do). Therefore, a portion of the initial assessment process will involve determining the best ways to minimise any potential disruptions that may occur. Planning ahead is essential. Through such clarity and insight, logistical concerns can be properly addressed. Keeping in mind that advanced technology is highly sensitive to any such interruptions, our ultimate aim is to streamline all processes and enact any changeovers as efficiently as realistically possible.

The Three Main Components

While each facility may differ in terms of its operations and output, many refurbishment tasks can be broken down into three categories as seen below:

  • Assembly technologies
  • Automation
  • Service options

Assembly technologies can be viewed as the veritable "nuts and bolts" of the production process. Different parts and accessories will naturally be needed for different machines. Automation refers to the integration of complete systems with the help of computers and robotics (while still maintaining adequate levels of human supervision). Finally, quality manufacturing support and service will help to guarantee that any additional problems or questions are dealt with expediently. The synergy of these three principles is critical when tackling any refurbishing.

While we keep all of these ideas in mind, we are also able to modify our approach to satisfy the needs of the organisation in question. So, there is indeed no job too big or too small that we cannot handle.

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