| Feb 24, 2012
5 Ways That VIBCO Vibrators Lower Industrial Production Costs
Do vibrators really help that much? Yes!
Vibration is an absolutely critical part of most industrial material flow systems including bins and hoppers, conveyors, feeders, weigh-batchers, tote bins, and packaging systems. Here are Five Ways that you can lower your costs by using VIBCO Vibrators...
METHOD #1: REDUCE PRODUCT LOSS AND IMPROVE CONSISTENCY OF MATERIAL FLOW
Vibrators help promote good material flow. They break the friction between material and container walls, which aids gravity and allows material to move freely.
You will save money by reducing the product loss caused by material left in containers and overspill, completing cleanouts faster, improving batch accuracy, removing line clogs, and fixing other material flow problems.
METHOD #2: IMPROVE SAFETY
VIBCO Turbine Vibrators are virtually silent – that means no loud noise, no required hearing protection.
Also, by eliminating most material flow problems, vibrators mitigate the need to put employees at risk swinging a sledge hammer, climbing up onto or into bins for clean out, etc.
METHOD #3: MAKE PACKAGING AND SHIPPING MORE EFFICIENT
Whether you bag or box material, vibration will help you to fit more material into a smaller container. Vibration compacts all types of material, so you can ship less air. It also will compact bagged material to produce a flatter, more uniform, and more easily shipped package.
METHOD #4: USE LABOR, EQUIPMENT & MAINTENANCE FOR MORE VALUE-ADDED ACTIVITIES
Time spent clearing clogs, cleaning overspill, using a sledgehammer on a bin, or correcting inaccurately weighed batches is waste. Using vibrators gives you that time back so you can use it on work that actually adds value.
Many of the traditional and improvised methods to clear clogs - like using a sledgehammer - can lead to equipment fatigue and damage. Hammer rash, bin cracks and dents make sticking and clogging problems worse – and that means higher and higher costs.
METHOD #5: LEVERAGE VIBCO'S LEAN MANUFACTURING PROGRAM TO HELP MANAGE YOUR INVENTORY COSTS
The VIBCO Production System is designed to provide you with the product you want, when you want it, in the quantities you need. We are an ideal supply chain partner because we know how important it is to eliminate waste and manage inventory.
We will be happy to participate in Kaizen events, set up Kanban inventory systems for our products, and provide expert technical and engineering support for your improvement goals.
Contact VIBCO's technical support staff 24 hours per day, seven days per week at 800-633-0032.