Spare Parts Strategy

In a large operation, downtime can be expensive. Good preventative maintenance can significantly reduce unplanned downtime but even the best cared-for equipment can breakdown. When it does, corrective maintenance (also know as breakdown maintenance) is needed. The goal of corrective maintenance is to put a poorly operating machine back into service as quickly as possible. Getting it done requires quick action from a skilled technician and the right spare parts. But what if you don’t have those spare parts on hand? If you can’t find the parts locally or there’s a long lead on delivery, your equipment could be out of action for a while.

In these situations, having a few “critical spare” parts on hand can minimize potentially costly downtime. How do you determine what’s critical?

Consider some of the following…..

1) What’s the actual cost of your downtime and how much of it you’re willing to tolerate?

  • In extreme cases, having an entire spare assembly or cartridge spare machine might make sense. If your downtime cost is significant, a single failure may justify the expense.

2) How likely is the part to fail?

  • Some parts rarely, if ever, fail. Some parts fail more often. If you’re not sure, check your maintenance history.

3) And what’s the lead time on the parts?

  • Ultimately, it’s all a matter of managing risk and cost. First understand your risks then develop a plan. View your spare
  • parts strategy the same way you would an insurance policy.

Call us at (800) 665-4040 or (905) 507-4040 if you’re unsure about your situation of you want help developing a plan. We’d be happy to give you a complimentary assessment of your current situation.

Stretch Profitability & Productivity

Stretch wrapping by hand can be time consuming and result in poorly packaged pallets that won’t stay secure through the shipping process. The cost to automate your wrapping needs can be a barrier to increasing your productivity, but with reliable used machinery from PPI this barrier can be removed.

If you’re looking for a reliable, low profile stretch wrapper then this machine maybe for you. The Cousins low profile wrapper comes equipped with a pre-stretch carriage and a ramp that’s ideal for pump trucks. If you’d like more information on this wrapper or want to discuss your specific situation give us a call at (800) 665-4040 or visit our used packaging equipment page for other machines that PPI currently has available for sale.

B800 Battery Strapping Tool

The B-800 friction-weld battery tool for use with both polyester and polypropylene strapping can offer significant benefits and cost savings to your strapping application.

  • Increase productivity, one click of a button and your package is safe and secure.
  • Reduce worker injuries, no more sore backs and cut hands from handling heavy coils of steel strapping.
  • Polyester and polypropylene will not rust, keep your shipments safe from corrosion contamination and present a far superior looking product.
  • Substantial cost savings. Converting to polyester or polypropylene from steel strapping will yield a quick return on your B-800 investment.

Why should you switch to the B-800? Call us for a free demo and let us show you all the features and benefits the B-800 has to offer, (800) 665-4040 or (905) 507-4040.

B800 Battery Strapping Tool