Friday, June 27, 2014

Tips on Starting a Manufacturing Company

Are you thinking of producing your own sellable goods? If you have the resources for a serious investment, you can start your own manufacturing company or factory. Instead of outsourcing that can leave the quality of work uncertain, producing your own products can be more efficient and profitable.

Here are some practical tips on starting a manufacturing company:

Build your brand.
Your original business idea or concept should provide the foundation for your management strategies. Most likely, you already know what you want to produce, but you have to determine if the product is something that consumers need and demand. Study the industry you’re about to compete in, and determine how your products can stand out. Eventually, you can boost brand awareness through public relations, advertisements, and other marketing strategies.

Determine what you need.
The operations of a manufacturing company need the proper number of trained staff, an appropriate facility, and complete equipment. If you are not familiar with all the specifics, consult experts in identifying the ideal location, factory setups, and machines.

Partner with a reliable machine shop.
Your manufacturing or packaging machines would need regular maintenance to ensure consistently good quality products. From time to time, these equipment may break down or will need upgrades to keep up with industry standards. A reliable machine shop acting as your business associate can promptly attend to your maintenance issues and repair needs. These shops can also provide ready-made or customised parts as replacements.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

How an Ontario Machine Shop Helps Gather Petroleum from Oil Sands

"Indeed, Husky Energy recognizes the value of having high quality equipment and machinery not only in cost-effectiveness but in delivering optimum performance that will keep the Sunrise project operating to its fullest. A local CNC machine shop like Central Machine and Marine can offer durable milling and mining equipment and components, like machines for facing tube sheet for heat exchangers, line boring machines, shearing tools and equipment, hydraulic presses, vertical milling machines, surface grinders and many more. The challenge for major resources industries like petrochemical companies lies in assessing which equipment will best work for them, and which provider can offer them the best deals."

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Expert Industrial Millwright Services to Prevent a Petroleum Problem

"Oftentimes, pump stations house positive displacement (PD) pumps. They exert more pressure than centrifugal pumps to let the crude oil flow thanks to its reciprocating parts. Maintaining the smallest units of a vast system is essential to keeping the production line in motion. This is where skilled industrial millwright services get involved. It will be more difficult to find machining experts like Central Machine and Marine in the following years. The shortage in machining skills will greatly diminish the number of qualified machinists, millwrights, and welders available to repair or maintain Canada’s pipeline network. So, as early as now, you should get in touch with the industry’s proven names as part of your contingency plan."

Friday, June 6, 2014

Millwrights: Precision to a Micron

Factories and plants wouldn't be running at full capacity if not for millwrights. These mechanics specialize in taking apart industrial equipment to fix any problems, then putting them back together. Millwrights may do the same jobs as industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance mechanics, but they do more than simply repair and maintain factory equipment.

Due to the nature and scope of their job, many millwrights operate their own facilities and service other factories or plants. A millwright’s facility houses equipment necessary to take apart and fix huge industrial machinery. Millwrights’ tools of trade include hammers and blowtorches, and the always present measuring tools.

The latter are especially important because, apart from repairing and maintaining industrial machinery, millwrights also build them. They can design and build machine parts from scratch, particularly those which are hard to come by or require customization. Precision is key in building machinery parts and this is where the measuring tools come in handy--one miscalculation in the design of a part can spell disaster for the machine it was built for.

The most reliable millwright services make use of state of the art equipment and devices that allow precise measurements down to a micron, to produce various equipment servicing industries that include manufacturing and vital services.