Purchasing capital equipment is a substantial investment. The equipment must meet specifications and deliver the desired outcomes. While much effort goes into the conceptualization and design phase, unforeseen challenges can surface during the equipment run-off before it is shipped out. Partnering with a trusted equipment manufacturer can ensure equipment compliance before it reaches the manufacturing floor. Orbitform’s run-off process identifies potential hurdles, and we extend an open invitation to manufacturers to participate in this process on-site.
Why should you visit for equipment run-off?
Before any assembly equipment leaves our facility, our Project Managers complete a machine run-off to ensure the equipment works as designed. This process includes assembling sample parts, dry cycling the equipment, checking safety features, and testing fault settings. We strongly urge that engineers, operators, and maintenance teams visit Orbitform during their machine run-offs for many reasons:
Thorough Equipment VerificationBeing on-site during equipment run-off allows manufacturers to verify that the equipment meets all specifications and performs as expected. The companies can promptly address any discrepancies with a collaborative approach.
Functional TestingEngineers, operators, and maintenance teams can actively participate in running sample parts on the equipment before its approval and shipment. This hands-on involvement aids in validating the equipment's performance and highlights any potential issues that might require equipment adjustments.
Comprehensive Training and FamiliarizationA visit during the run-off phase provides invaluable training for the personnel involved. Our dedicated Project Managers walk them through equipment operation, fault clearance procedures, changeover processes, program adjustments, basic troubleshooting, and more. The opportunity to pose specific questions fosters a deeper understanding of the machinery, empowering the team to operate the equipment upon installation. This proactive approach minimizes the learning curve and significantly reduces potential downtime.
Meet Service and SP&TMeeting our Service Manager and engaging with the Spare Parts and Tooling department when on-site creates an avenue for future communication. This interaction establishes communication channels for future needs, and allows discussion for preventative maintenance strategies and recommended spare parts and tooling to keep on hand. This proactive interaction ensures the support network is well-established before the equipment reaches the manufacturing floor.
Fostering Effective Communication and CollaborationWorking closely with our team during equipment run-off cultivates a dynamic environment for effective communication and relationship-building. Concerns, queries, and suggestions can be addressed in real-time, resulting in a more profound understanding between both parties. This collaborative approach fortifies the partnership and streamlines coordination during and after equipment installation.
Participating in on-site equipment run-offs helps to fortify the foundation of manufacturing success. The benefits of this approach, ranging from equipment verification to hands-on training and enhanced collaboration, cannot be overstated. At Orbitform, we recognize the importance of having personnel on-site to ensure manufacturing excellence. Actively participating in equipment run-offs empowers manufacturers with the knowledge and confidence to hit the ground running once the equipment reaches the manufacturing facility. Contact us today to embark on a transformative partnership for your assembly needs.