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What are the Advantages of Custom Machinery?

Machine Design 1 Resize -8b2d70c9Have you ever considered investing in custom machinery for your business?

Implementing custom machines to automate the manufacturing process is a proven method to streamline your organization. If you’re uneasy about whether a custom machine would be worth the investment, we’d like to share several advantages to consider when you’re making a decision.

Save Money With Higher Profit Margins

Despite the fact that custom machinery is a bigger investment up front than labor tends to be, you’ll end up saving money and experience higher profit margins in the long terms if you decide to incorporate custom machines into your manufacturing process. As you likely already now, machines are far more cost-effective than human labor for certain repetitive tasks. While you’ll need employees to oversee the custom machines, you won’t have to be concerned about hiring employees to perform the tasks themselves.

Beyond that, custom machinery will ultimately lead to fewer errors, leading to cost savings by avoiding damaged or flawed items. Essentially, when items are produced consistently from the start of the process, you won’t have to worry about losing a portion of the final product due to human error.

Ensure Quality Products

Let’s face it: when an employee performs a task over and over again, it’s likely he or she will eventually make a mistake— it’s human nature. However, with custom machinery, you can expect to receive the same output every time. Machines can perform the same task without fail. This allows you to reduce the number of errors that occur throughout the manufacturing process and give you more control over the final product.

Understandably, employees tend to become nervous about their job security when custom machines are introduced to the workflow. Yet, it’s important to note that the idea isn’t to replace all employees with machines; rather, you should aim to automate tasks that are repetitive or have a high potential for error in order to produce higher-quality products.

Superior Efficiency

Custom machines can complete tasks endlessly without slowing down, tiring, or needing to take a break. When you opt to have machines approach repetitive tasks that would usually eat up your employees’ time, you’ll be able to focus your manpower on other areas of the production process. Align your employees’ time with tasks that require brain power and leave the tedious tasks to custom machines— it will greatly improve the efficiency of your production process.

Overall, custom machinery can deliver consistent result, negating the possibility of human error, leaving your employees free to do other tasks that require more human oversight. When you decide to automate at least one aspect of your production process, you ultimately free up other resources to accomplish more.

Mitchell Machine | Custom Machine Building

Mitchell Machine’s team of machine builders is here to guide you through the process and any questions you may have. We’re a custom machine building company in Springfield, Massachusetts. To request an estimate for custom machinery, sub-contract manufacturing, or any of our other manufacturing solutions, call (413) 739-9693.