We come across many people who have the wrong idea about industrial insulation and think what we offer is not right for them. We ask them a few questions, and usually they are left wondering why they haven’t insulated their equipment sooner. We throw them a UniVest and they rush out the door to install it (cause it’s really that simple).
So we don’t have to go through the same spiel every time, we’ve compiled the most common misconceptions people have when it comes to industrial insulation.
1. Insulation is for my home, not my machines
This is the most common one we come across and it’s pretty obvious why. The first thing people think about when you say insulation is their home and what’s inside their walls. That’s a perfect analogy because UniVests work the same way. Properly insulating your home saves you hundreds of dollars a year on home heating and cooling costs. It protects outside temperatures from affecting the temperatures you want inside. The easier it is for your home to maintain its temperature, the less you spend at the end of the month. UniVests are no different, except we deal with higher inside temperatures. Take a second and think, if you save hundreds by properly insulating your home, imagine how much could be saved when insulating your machine. We’ll give you a hint…its much greater!
2. No Budget for Insulation
We all have budgets. Yeah, and we know they can be small and hard to deal with. Trust us, Windows 98 is getting really old at the office. Making new purchases on things that you are already operating without can seem like a luxury purchase. Little known fact is that with proper insulation, a company can see ROI (Return on Investment) in under 12 months. In the right conditions, a single set of UniVests or ISOCOVERS can last 5+ years after installed. That’s 5+ years of return. In 12 months or less, most companies make back the purchase price of a UniVest from energy savings alone.
3. My machines are working fine now without insulation
We’re sure they do, but wouldn’t you like for them to work better? Insulation minimizes the downtime of the machines they are on and relieves stresses from a hard working machine. This even increases the lifespan of the equipment. Wouldn’t we all like to work a little easier? Your machines would too.
4. Who Needs Protection Anyway
The biggest thing that people don’t realize is that insulation also improves workplace safety. As seen in a few of our videos on Youtube, a heated barrel with a UniVest on it can be touched and worked around without any special protective gear. More Safety = Less downtime and less liability. Insulation can also decrease surrounding ambient air temperature. Decreasing work fatigue due to high temperature and more comfortable work areas.
Here’s typically the point where some people are kicking themselves for not already having insulation installed. If you didn’t make it this far, we completely understand. Our insulation systems are much more than the sum of their parts and offer a lot more usability than most people realize. If you’ve finally come to the conclusion that insulation could benefit you, take a look around our online shopping cart at www.shop.unitherm.com. For some help finding the product, measuring, or just want some more insulation entertainment like this blog, visit our youtube page: www.Youtube.com/UniThermInsulations
We find ourselves asking this question what seems like a hundred times every day. With less than 2 months until NPE, the buzz is really building about how this year’s show in Orlando will go and who will be attending.
There’s no doubt that for anyone in the plastics industry this is the show to attend. We’re promised more machines, more innovation, and greater access to our counterparts around the world.
It is an important show, without a doubt. And the new location certainly makes travel and accommodations more affordable than ever before. But we’re still hearing quite a bit of uncertainty from our customers and partners about making the investment to attend.
Simply put, you need to attend this show to learn about new technologies, network with your peers in the industry, find new resources, and maintain a cutting-edge on your company’s competition. We want to see you make it to the show, and so we’ve written a form letter to help you get the conversation started with your decision makers about sending you to NPE 2012. This letter includes the costs for transportation, meals, hotel, and the show itself. Just download the letter and fill in the projects and initiatives you’ll focus on benefiting through NPE. We’ll also get you into the EXPO for free—register here and save $80 with your free EXPO pass. The show begins April 2nd, so you’ll want to make your NPE plans asap.
I hope to see you at the show. Come by and see the new innovative technologies we’re working on in booth #3883!
Since America’s emergence from the Great Recession, companies have begun examining products more closely to ensure profitability. As manufacturers strive to implement innovative, lean production processes, they must also look to modernize marketing efforts by developing appropriate and relevant products and finding ways to efficiently connect with a larger market of potential customers.
Understanding and Nurturing Company Resources
Critics of the US economy doubt the feasibility of American industrial growth due to stiff international competition, rising costs or taxes and government restrictions. However, one European country has overcome the same obstacles facing American manufacturers.
Germany, a country with few natural resources beyond its workers, stands as a powerful example of industrial success during the Great Recession. Rather than engaging in a price war with Chinese manufacturers, who boast the advantage of lower labor costs and fewer government restrictions, German companies focus on developing quality products in high demand.
Germans manufacturers maintain their distinctive level of craftsmanship by investing heavily in their highly-skilled workforce. By offering the superior luxury cars the Chinese want and the unsurpassed production equipment that the growing international market needs, the Germans are succeeding despite the challenges they face.
The United States economy is slowly recovering from the so-called Great Recession and many manufacturers are looking to the future. With a surge in international manufacturing, increased competition has company leaders desperately searching for ways to survive and grow in today’s volatile economy.
With manufacturer’s in mind, UniTherm is launching the “5 Keys to Survival After the Recession” series. The series focuses on ways that manufacturers can lower supply chain costs, raise profits and compete in an increasingly competitive market.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll feature ideas and strategies for ways to increase manufacturing products by focusing on innovation, reducing overhead costs and resource waste, improving consistency, and modernizing marketing efforts to increase yield.
Would you like to see your company featured in the “5 Keys to Survival After the Recession” series? Let us know what steps your organization is taking to be more competitive and we’ll feature you throughout our series.
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