Automation issues don’t always show up during regular business hours. Many of the facilities we work with run on all three shifts - sometimes weekends too. If they’re not partnered with a 24/7 service provider, what happens if an issue shows up at midnight? When customers are experiencing factory automation issues, they can rely on us for round-the-clock service.
Even though we’re most known for 24-hour electrical service, our service availability includes automation technology as well. And our customers know they can contact us any time, day or night, and get the expert attention they need.
When it comes to manufacturing facilities and industrial production plants, downtime is never a good thing. Sure, no plant manager wants to have their production employees stop in the middle of a workday because of an automation issue, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
If your facility’s automation technology isn’t functioning at optimal levels, literal dollars are being left on the table. How much? When it comes to industrial manufacturing, an hour of downtime can easily cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In a survey of the automotive industry, researchers found the cost of downtime to total $22,000 a minute. At that cost, an hour of downtime totals over a million dollars. Even if the cost of downtime at your facility doesn't rival the auto industry, it still adds up mighty quick.
With numbers like that, it’s good to mention that every issue doesn’t lead to a facility experiencing total downtime. Oftentimes, automation issues are tied to a single part of a larger process and are more likely to slow things down or create extra steps. And taking those extra steps hurts plant efficiency.
The sooner automation issues are resolved, the sooner a facility can restore optimal functionality. And when production is back up, the money can start rolling in again.
So, what do you do when your factory automation isn’t functioning as it should? If contacting your service provider leaves you waiting for hours without a response or days without service, you might be better off choosing a provider with greater availability.
Here at Knobelsdorff Enterprises, we provide 24/7 service. We answer the phone, and we are committed to keeping your facility up and running at optimal levels.