Top Three Mistakes When Buying Industrial Machinery
Written by [google_authorship] on 30th October 2020
Buying a new industrial machine can be the perfect opportunity to help you expand production and grow your business. There are some pitfalls to be aware of though, so here we go through the three biggest mistakes when buying machinery and how to avoid them.
1. Failing to Assess Your Business Objectives
mistake is not properly assessing your business needs and objectives. Are you
looking to increase productivity or acquire a technological advantage over your
competitors? Will the new machinery develop your business in the short-term or
long-term? Ideally your purchase will serve both your short-term and long-term
careful about being distracted by the secondary options of a machine. They may
be intriguing but if they are also increasing your expenditure, then make sure that
the secondary options are genuinely useful for your objectives.
2. Ignoring the Operators
of the people operating the machines are also very important, but it can be
easy to make a decision without their input. The operators will not be
concerned with the cost of the machinery, but they will have insight into the
usability and necessary maintenance that will be required. They’ll likely know
what kind of control pulleys or gear-motors are required to operate it, and if
any specific parts will be required such as a crowned tooth gear coupling. They
will also know more about the skills required to operate the machine safely, as
well as other security and health-related issues that may not occur to the
management side of things.
your operators for their feedback on the process will also make them feel
valued and give them a sense of ownership of their role and duties. They will
also be able to highlight any possible issues that might arise when introducing
a new machine, such as a potential drop in productivity while the operators get
used to the new machinery and learn how to operate it at optimum proficiency.
3. Eschewing Quality for Price
business is working to a budget, but going for price over quality will likely
end up costing even more in the long-term. Poorer quality machines will not be
as productive and will break down more often.
It is usually
a better idea to pay more for a machine that ticks all the boxes of your
business objectives and productivity goals, rather than keep to a restrictive budget
and buy cheaper machines that slow you down and ultimately decrease your output.
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years with a regular maintenance schedule and a resource for finding the parts
and components that will inevitably need replacing in time.
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