THE BUSINESS OF VISCOSITY BLOG



You Can’t Insulate Yourself from Losses! (Pt. 1)

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jan 7, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Part I - Another Tool in Your Toolbox

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Topics: Manufacturing, cost of temperature

Temperature Control Where It Counts - At The Point of Application

Posted by Mike Bonner

Nov 19, 2013 10:00:00 AM

If your business depends on processes where fluids are dispensed, whether they be adhesives, sealants, potting compounds, coatings, lubricants, or even just water, you know the importance of control.  Control of volume, control of flow rate, control of placement – all have a significant impact on the cost and quality of your output.

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Topics: Manufacturing, cost of temperature, Fluid dispensing systems, Temperature control, Point of Application, coil coating, sustainability

I'm a Chemist...Why Should I Care About Process Temperature Control

Posted by Mike Bonner

Oct 29, 2013 9:30:00 AM

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Topics: cost of temperature, Temperature control, Point of Application

Turning A Manufacturing Problem Into A Competitive Advantage

Posted by Mike Bonner

Oct 15, 2013 10:45:00 AM

Whether consumer direct or B2B, every market has its own unique trends that define the requirements for success.  In response to these trends, you enact processes specifically designed to effectively serve your customers, gain a competitive advantage, and remain profitable.  But trends shift over time as customers react to the changing world around them.  You may perceive this as negative, as your customer’s needs conflict with the operational and profitability goals of your business.  But what if this can BE your competitive advantage?

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Topics: cost of temperature, Temperature control, coil coating, sustainability

Bypassing the Quality/Cost Trade-Off in Temperature Control

Posted by Mike Bonner

Aug 8, 2013 10:06:00 AM

It’s the never-ending battle of operations.  On the surface the battle to control or reduce costs seems to be at odds with the desire to improve quality and effectiveness. 

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Topics: cost of temperature, Point of Application

5 Common Temperature Control Mistakes That Could Cost You Millions

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jun 25, 2013 10:40:00 AM

Awareness is half the game.”

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Topics: Manufacturing, cost of temperature, Temperature control

Are The Changing Seasons Bleeding Your Costs?

Posted by Mike Bonner

Jun 4, 2013 9:36:00 AM


Whether at work, at a party or cookout, or any other time people come together, it’s only a matter of time before the most common topic of conversation arises: the weather. As summer’s first true heat wave has swept through the US, it reminds us all of just how much the seasons impact temperature.

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Topics: cost of temperature, Temperature control

The Business Impact of Temperature Control on Dispensing Processes

Posted by Mike Bonner

May 30, 2013 10:30:00 AM

With millions of dollars spent on building state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, implementing quality initiatives like LEAN, Six Sigma and others; it’s easy to believe that you’re doing everything that can be done to maximize capacity and yield, while minimizing the total cost of production.

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Topics: Manufacturing, cost of temperature, Saint Clair Systems

A Tale of Two Coil Coaters

Posted by Mike Bonner

May 21, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Last week we shared the idea that we all have beliefs about what we can control and what we can’t.  Further, we put forth the bold claim that by challenging these ideas you can drive significant cost savings, as well as quality and process improvements.

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Topics: Manufacturing, cost of temperature, coil coating

Why Temperature Control Is The Missing Link

Posted by Mike Bonner

May 7, 2013 10:15:00 AM

As anyone with experience in manufacturing will tell you, the creation of any product requires strict adherence to a very specific formula.

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Topics: Manufacturing, cost of temperature, Fluid dispensing systems, Temperature control