If the title of this article was ‘Why should you NOT install a fluid management system?’ It would be much more difficult to write.
There are many reasons to explain why getting one installed is not only advisable, but almost mandatory. Strong intro, isn’t it? Right, let’s get into it!
but before we begin: What IS a Fluid Management System?
It is a digital framework that helps you to easily integrate the fluids handled at your workshop or industrial facility, allowing you to always be aware of suppliers, supplying schedules and locations, as well as why the fluids are ordered… and even, in NEXU’s case, (the Fluid Management System by SAMOA Industrial) you will be able to export the supplies data straight to your billing system.
Not to mention the also available fluid inventory management. Interesting right?
Why not continue to handle my fluids manually?
Well, of course you could, you’ve probably been doing it for years, but, see? When supplying machines with fluids, the first thing we do (or we should do) is checking the instructions, to see how much fluid we need to supply to this tank or the other.
And, if we need to use a measuring jug to find out the exact amount to supply, we could start wasting fluids, as we risk spills while filling the actual jug, when the operator walks towards the machine with the jug in his hands, or when pouring the fluid into a deposit … And what does that entail?
Lack of precision
Or better yet: lack of control in what you are actually supplying. And this means a lack of control on your expenses! Have you ever considered how much the fluid you are spilling around costs, and how much of it actually lands up inside the machine tank?
Unfortunately, those spills don’t just go away. They stay to the floor and don’t clean themselves. If we’re not careful, they can even get into the sewer. As an example, did you know that 1 litre of engine oil can contaminate 50,000 litres of groundwater? And if that doesn’t convince you (although it probably should), are you aware of how much can a fine for having contaminating the soil can be? Well… all I can tell you is be prepared for a big one!
But let’s suppose that the operator extremes all precautions when it comes to supplying the fluid (and, let’s face it, the vast majority of operators do). How long does he need to get the fluid to the machine? First he will have to go and get a calibrated jug, then pour the fluid into that jug, go to the supply point, and finally pour that fluid into the machine… All of this time is unproductive. And TIME IS MONEY.
…and now, you will most likely say: yes, but I have control meters. That’s more than enough!
Wait a second! I haven’t finished yet!
Well … Maybe theft is a bit of an ugly word, but unfortunately, it is reality. Using excuses like “spills” or serving what the control meter said, some not very well intentioned person – let’s put it this way, could keep for themselves part of the fluid that should actually go into the machine. This is another type of spill that costs you money.
Genuine supplying mistakes
What happens if the operator makes a mistake and supplies the WRONG FLUID? As human beings, we can all make this honest mistake. Only now, the situation does no longer just involve accounting for wasted fluids, but it also involves the time required to empty the wrong fluid from the machine and re-supply the correct one. Please be honest here, don’t tell me that this can’t happen to you with a calibrated jug or a gun with a built-in counter.
Keep track of your fluids
But that’s not the whole of it. Surely, if you are a very tidy and cautious person, you will want to have a forecast of the fluid amount used in your machines, to which machines you are supplying what fluid and how much fluid is left in stock so you can place orders when needed. In other words, you like traceability.
You can of course do all this yourself, but really, why would you want to do all this work, when a fluid management system does it for you, automatically, effortlessly and with NO MISTAKES?
Get the most out of that data And finally, how amazing would it be if all this information could be effortlessly exported to your company’s data management system or your client’s billing system? Wouldn’t that be helpful?
Still not convinced?
Let’s make a bit of a recap here, with a management system you will get:
- Traceability of your supplies: get what you need when you need it!
- Maximum precision when supplying your fluids: minimal fluid waste
- Integration with the client’s information management system
- Inventory control: know exactly what you have
- No mistakes when supplying the RIGHT FLUID
- Less downtime for the operator: no time waste, no money waste!
- Environmental care… and reduce the risk of costly fines for your business!
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If all this information has left you wondering a few things, or maybe now you are considering investing on a Fluid Management System, but have doubts about how it can help in your particular case, please, feel free to contact us and we will give you all the information you require!
Also, if you want more information about SAMOA Industrial’s NEXU Fluid Management System, click here.