Gearbox Failure at the Least Convenient Time

Failures are never convenient, but there are certainly times that are associated with more consequences than others. No matter if you’re dealing with a planned shutdown or a failure during the most critical week of your production, we’re going to be there for you to ensure that you are back on schedule as quickly and as smoothly as possible. In this example you’ll see that gearbox failure is one of those emergencies that can happen at the worst possible time. 

Success Story – Gearbox Failure

Industry – Food & Beverage
Region – Northwestern PA
Cost Savings – $12,000

Right in the middle of grape season, the customer’s gearbox failed on one of only two stemmer machines in the plant. Failures are never convenient, but this particular failure happened at the worst time possible. 

ErieTec was able to contact the manufacturer and have a replacement built that night and delivered to the plant at 6:30am the following morning. Because of this quick delivery, the customer was back on track with less downtime. 

Cost Savings Calculation
The customer estimated that downtime was costing them $1,000 per hour and we saved them 12 hours of downtime, totaling $12,000. Additionally, there was now less wear and tear on the second stemmer. It had been working to excess while the first stemmer was down.

This customer already knew that they could trust us in a pinch. They’d been working with us for quite a long time. But we’re just as dedicated to our loyal long-time customers as our new ones. Want to have us on your team? Contact us!