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    Five Inefficiencies Solved by Proper Temperature Control

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Apr 30, 2013 11:02:00 AM

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    What if we told you your company may be throwing money away because the fluid dispensing operations in your manufacturing process is varying a few degrees?

    It’s true in many cases. And it’s often because manufacturers are simply unaware of how much variations in temperature are costing them and what a truly efficient, effective temperature control solution can do to reduce their material and scrap costs, and to optimize their entire process.

    But that’s not you. You’re going to read through these five inefficiencies, compare them to your own operation, and see the light: temperature really does matter, and it matters a lot.

    Here are five of the most common inefficiencies that you can solve through the implementation of efficient, effective temperature control:

    1. Over-reliance on solvents. What if you didn’t need to buy so much solvent in order to manage your liquid’s viscosity?  That’s an issue directly solved by effective temperature control.
    2. Excessive scrap. The more consistently your system runs, the less likely you are to end up with scrap at the end of your process. Reducing scrap is not just about a better process; it’s about better control over your process.
    3. Low first pass yields.  Saint Clair Systems’ customers experience an increase in first pass yield due to the higher quality that results from improved control over their fluid dispensing process. This isn’t just a slight increase; most of our clients call it “significant.”
    4. Controlling the wrong things.   Often, manufacturers mistakenly believe that controlling the ambient temperature is the same as controlling their process temperature.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, the most efficient and effective temperature control comes with a focus on the point-of-dispense.  That is the “Saint Clair Difference”.
    5. Excess manufacturing costs.  Using excess material, generating excess scrap, reworking to create shippable product, and expending energy on controlling the wrong things all add up to higher than necessary manufacturing costs.  Gaining control over the temperature variable provides the missing tool that can help you manage all of these problems simultaneously and provide huge gains in productivity for your organization.

    If these are the kinds of inefficiencies you’d like to solve in your manufacturing operation, it may be time to look deeper into what temperature control can do for your process.

    Click here to learn more about how our Profile Correction Module (PCM) can help address viscosity and temperature control issues in your fluid dispensing systems.

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    Topics: Viscosity, Manufacturing, cost of temperature, Fluid dispensing systems, Temperature control, Saint Clair Systems

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