How Downtime is Hurting Your Bottom Line



Downtime is one of the costliest expenses (factors) that a company can have. Machines can get dirty from all sorts of reasons, from changing materials or colors, not pulling screws when they are dirty or just not taking care of the machines and letting them collect dust or oil. Downtime can be for as little as a few minutes to a few days or even a few weeks.

Plastic companies make money from selling parts. If your machines are down, you cannot produce parts and are costing your company money. A commercial purging compound is a great way to decrease the amount of downtime a machine has by eliminating the time it takes to clean the screw and barrel or hot runner tips. Machines are meant to be running for as much time as they can be without being down. There are many things that can make them sit for a while, but few things that can make sure they keep running and making parts.

Downtime costs companies’ huge amounts of money since the machines cannot produce parts and just sits waiting to be able to produce parts. The commercial purging compound lowers the need for machines to be down because they make cleaning and general upkeep a breeze. They take normal changeover and screw pulls, that take maintenance groups days to clean off ready to run speedily.

Commercial purging compounds make sure the machine screw and barrels are thoroughly cleaned and do not need to be down again. In the end, a commercial purging compound is the best way to make sure your companies machines downtimes are lowered.

 If you have any questions on how to implement a Purge Program for super-engineering resins, request your free consultation today and learn how to supercharge your profits.

Ready to reduce your production downtime to protect your profits? Learn more about how purging compounds and process efficiency work in tandem.

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