When you need to replace a part, it’s always a relief to know you have a spare in your facility, neatly tucked in your storeroom. Especially in a breakdown situation, having that part available to you is the silver lining of that failure.
Often times the part that breaks not only isn’t in your storeroom, but it’s not immediately available through the original manufacturer either. Maybe it’s a discontinued piece; maybe it’s an odd size or shape. Sometimes it’s just a product that isn’t very popular and therefore isn’t stocked. But you’re broken down… now what do you do?
ErieTec can help you with that breakdown, of course, but they’ll do you one better and help you try to avoid the panic altogether.
Industry – Food & Beverage
Region – Northwest Pennsylvania
Cost Savings – $6,000
Customer needed a new gearbox, and the one they were currently using was difficult to find.
In order to save them money and space, ErieTec was able to switch them from the double output shaft helical unit they had been using to a planetary gearbox. The planetary was more readily available and less expensive in addition to using up a smaller footprint.
The $6,000 in savings is calculated by what the customer actually saved in monetary cost ($3,000 per unit, twice a year). However, the more important part of this solution is that the planetary gearbox is more readily available so if they have a failure or even a scheduled replacement, it will be far easier for them to complete that.
You can’t put a dollar value on peace of mind, but that’s what ErieTec offers you when you come to us with your problems. We will find solutions that best fit your needs.