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    What is Your “So What?”

    Posted by Ian Porzondek

    Mar 6, 2020 9:15:00 AM

    I had a marketing person ask me a few years ago what it was that we did at Saint Clair Systems. When I described what we did, he had one question for me. After a brief pause, he asked, “So what?” Initially, I thought he was just being rude but then I realized that he was trying to get me to clarify why what we do is important and who it is important to. I know that in a lot of our blogs we discuss the importance of quality, consistency and repeatability but as I read some of them, I find myself asking the same question; so what? This blog is an example of a so what.

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    Topics: cost of temperature

    WE’RE NOT THE PAINT HEATER COMPANY!

    Posted by Ian Porzondek

    Jan 8, 2020 8:15:00 AM

    We hear this a lot, “Oh, you’re the paint heater company.” We tend to cringe because what we do is quite a bit different than traditional paint heaters.

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    Topics: cost of temperature, Fluid dispensing systems, Temperature control, Point of Application, paint and coating, Industrial finishing, temperature control systems

    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

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