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How To Save Money And Improve Your Parts Cleaning Process

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Smart business owners constantly assess all of their processes and procedures, trying to see how the job can be done more efficiently, which inevitably translates into hard cost savings now and in the future as well. Parts cleaning is a necessity in an industrial facility; however, there are still several methods to streamline this process. The actual savings can be relatively small (but consistent) or fairly huge, depending upon the situation and the size of your business. Continue reading to learn how your facility can save money with more efficient parts precision cleaning processes.

Speed Processes Up To Save Time & Money

Consider this: every hour that an employee is working on the floor in your shop or facility, the time clock is running; after all, your employees aren’t working for free. So, when you examine the parts cleaning process, it’s important to consider how much time employees currently devote to parts cleaning, especially if your employees time is more valuable when spent elsewhere (typically, it is).

Think of the workers who can garner up to $50 hourly wages (e.g. steel mill workers and machine operators at a production facility). You wouldn’t want to pay them to spend time to clean parts, right? So how can you solve the issue, making it less likely that your highly skilled employees are devoting time to low-level tasks?

The best way to get your high level employees focused on complex tasks is to make your parts cleaning process as fast as possible. Consider adding automatic parts washers. If you cut the average time spent by employees cleaning parts, you will end up seeing a positive return on investment.

Extra Part Washers Maintenance Can Be Included In Service Agreement

As we have mentioned in the past paragraph, it’s not beneficial to have skilled employees spending time and money to perform parts cleaning tasks. Also, you will need to dole out the work associated with the extra maintenance for your parts washing process. Essentially, having your own employee clean your parts washer and refurbish the chemistry isn’t the most efficient way to go. There are a few companies who provide parts cleaning equipment as one component of an overall service agreement, which means all of that extra work is their responsibility. Leaving it to someone else means your people are back to work more quickly, which means you just might save some money.

Avoiding Lawsuits With Safe Parts Cleaning Processes

Can you imagine the productivity losses you would experience if you had to deal with a lawsuit because of unsafe practices? We can assure you, it won’t work out well. For example, if an employee becomes ill after being exposed to solvent from a sink-on-a-drum parts cleaner and decides to sue you, the numbers can be unpleasant. Lawsuits can lead to all sorts of issues. Eliminating the potential dangers that inherently exist from most solvent-based cleaning methods could be a potentially massive cost-saver.

Final Thoughts

For the reasons discussed above (as well as other reasons too), it’s essential that you evaluate your parts cleaning process to ensure it is as efficient and safe as possible, helping to stretch your operating dollars and improve your bottom line. Inevitably, this will lead to happier, more productive employees who will work even harder for you knowing that you are looking out for their wellbeing.

JenFab | Aqueous Cleaning Systems

JenFab’s comprehensive aqueous cleaning product line ranges from small-footprint cellular washes, to large, fully automated vertical agitation and rotation or spray-immersion washers. The aqueous parts washers can also be equipped with a wide variety of options, such as chip collection baskets, chip removal, oil skimming or oil coalescing, and high volume filtration. The result is 100% clean and dry parts, with higher throughput than competing water cleaning systems. 

For more information contact us at (860) 828-6516.

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