Cost Savings: Avoiding Catastrophe

Our most frantic phone calls come when one of our customers experiences a critical failure. Something has gone wrong in their plant and it needs to be fixed immediately to get them back up and running. Profits are on the line, wages are being paid to workers who aren’t working, and you’re inevitably about to make a large investment in replacing whatever equipment has just failed. It’s a stressful situation for all – one we’re willing to tackle right alongside you – but it’s a much better situation when we can help you avoid it entirely.

Success Story

Industry – Original Equipment Manufacturers
Region – Northwestern PA
Cost Savings – $80,650

Problem
The customer had a large press that utilized two sets of Timken units. Together with ErieTec, Timken assessed the application and notice that there were no spacers installed – which were needed. Without them, a future critical failure was inevitable.

Solution
ErieTec coordinated the rush building and shipping of races and spacers. Additionally, we brought an engineer onsite the day of installation to define the spacer specifications the customer needed to machine to, all to ensure that no mistakes were made upon install.

Savings Calculation
ErieTec/Timken evaluation and shipping savings: $7,950
Cost avoidance for preventing future inevitable failure: $72,700
Total savings = $80,650

At ErieTec, we’ll do everything we can to help you avoid critical breakdowns in the first place. But for those that still come out of nowhere, we’re here for you 24/7.