3 reasons you should think about automating your adhesive dispense system.
There are many reasons why business owners and managers think about automating their processes. We have picked out 3 key reasons below.
1 : Time saving
As well as being one of the scarcest commodities and certainly something that is very important to most people, time is money. In every process, business or otherwise time is lost due to inefficiencies, i.e. money is lost, the bottom line suffers. If one of these time intensive processes could be removed and replaced with a piece of machinery that could do the job, faster and with greater accuracy, the overall efficiency and profitability could increase.
Automated systems also have the advantage of the fact that they don’t need breaks, they can work day and night and they don’t need time off. They also don’t get bored of repetitive tasks, so therefore there is no reduction in productivity as the day goes on.
Fully automated dispense lines are a large investment, but this needn’t put you off. Small time gains can be made by ensuring that the optimal equipment is used. For example our BSA0200 range of bulk dispense pumps for high viscosity sealants and adhesives have an output of over 23LPM (litres per minute) which is almost double that of any other pump on the market. Pump systems can also be line mounted so that they are in the right place when they are needed by the operators. This further saves time.
2 : Cost Saving
Although automated adhesive dispense systems require an initial investment, the fact that process times can be reduced leads to an increase in output. More output means more products ready for sale, which in turn means more profit! For example, if automation can increase your output by 10% with the same floor space and same amount of staff, think of the effect that could have on your bottom line!
If a labour intensive process can be automated, then the department can be streamlined or the resource can be redeployed to other parts of the business. In such cases payback can be within weeks or months, as the cost savings can be significant.
3 : Health and Safety
The health and safety of production operatives is a key consideration for every manufacturing business. Time consuming and repetitive tasks often lead to work-related health problems. A summary from HSE for the years 2016 – 2017 states the facts and figures around this issue. 507,000 workers in the UK suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (new or long-standing)! The same report also states that 8.9 million working days were lost due to this in the UK alone. WRMSDs (Work related musculoskeletal disorders) represent 35% of all days lost due to work related ill health.
These facts highlight the importance to employers of reducing or eliminating tasks that are the cause of WRMSDs. Simple automation processes like using a stand mount shot dispenser instead of a portable applicator can alleviate potential injuries to staff from carrying and lifting bulky applicators.
Fully automated processes further reduce risk of injury to operators.
If increasing output is one of your production goals, then adhesive dispense automation is probably something you should be thinking about. There are many small improvements that could be made to your production process that will have amazing results. Contact us today and chat through your requirements.