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Blog item 07-11-2022

5 ways to increase production efficiency in manufacturing

There is no doubt that everybody wants to spend their valuable time wisely. In manufacturing you want to see production running as smooth as possible. Time often means money. When constantly striving to improve your efficiency, there are several things you can do to increase output without compromising quality.

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1. Never stop improving

The manufacturing industry faces many challenges, such as increased demand, labor shortages, rising fuel costs, and supply chain issues. But with every challenge, there is an opportunity to innovate and grow. Never stop looking for ways to constantly rethink how things can be done better, faster, safer and more efficiently, with the overall objective of improving organizational performance.

Process efficiency will decrease operational costs, optimize employee time, and create more output with the same resources without any loss in quality. More manufacturers than ever before are turning to automation to help solve labor shortages, increase productivity and improve product quality.

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2. Keep training your production line employees

Change is also part of the daily jobs of your staff. Trained employees perform better at work and are more productive, enabling them to reach their full potential. The chances of them staying with the company and advancing their careers are also higher. 

When you have long-term employees, you'll be able to increase turnover, saving time and money on hiring and training new staff. You will see success in your company because your employees are engaged, productive, and satisfied.

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3. Automate with robots

With the shortage of people in the manufacturing industry it is getting more and more difficult to get things done. However, it can be hard to identify where to begin when you face so many challenges. The use of intelligent robotic technologies will relieve workers of their most exhausting workload. A competitive advantage can only be maintained by continuously improving your productivity.

Over the last 35 years, we have integrated robotic automation solutions at nearly 300 fabricators worldwide. No matter what the level of automation at your organization currently is, we can help you expand its capabilities.

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4. The importance of maintenance

Machinery malfunctions need to be prevented to minimize manufacturing downtime. Maintaining your equipment constantly is the way to tackle this problem. Clean and well-maintained equipment prevents delays and drives efficiency in your business.

By assisting operational and maintenance managers, we ensure that production remains at its highest possible level. This is done with periodic inspections and spare parts inventories, but also with training programs. Our service engineers are strategically stationed around the globe, to quickly respond to any problem.

KRANENDONK has been offering Remote Support already since the early nineties. Nowadays, our support engineers can directly login to any production system and directly assist the operator on the shop floor, anywhere in the world. By temporarily taking over the control of the machine, most problems can be fixed within minutes.

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5. Easy-to-use software

At KRANENDONK we think the programming should be fast and easy. It takes just a minute to load a new product into our RinasWeld software. At the shopfloor, just select the task and press start. Smart anti-collision ensures the robot maximizes the available space, so welding in tiny spaces is no problem. With these intelligent features, RinasWeld is the most advanced connection between 3D CAD and robotic welding. Using a robot could not be easier.

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Let KRANENDONK do the job

For over 35 years, we have brought automation to the highest level. We assist you from an early stage to create an optimal production flow. This way we jointly create a tailored automation plan which raises productivity and saves costs.

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Get ahead of the competition

By implementing our robotic welding, cutting, assembly or production automation solutions, you will improve your lead time, increase production output, and eventually grow your company.

Is there anything we can help you with? Describe your needs, and one of our experts will contact you shortly to discuss KRANENDONK's solutions.

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