Benefits of Start-Up Training
Continuing my blogs on the importance of parts & service, I want to discuss the way in which our Start-Up Training and service visits can fine-tune your operation and save money on overhead costs. We recognize the value in demonstrating that our technology is founded on the use of precision equipment. This ensures consistency in the quality of our finished products and maximum longevity of your machine wear parts.
All finished products have a target market, and these markets require specific quality guarantees. The Start-Up is our chance to show you, in a hands-on fashion, how to meet these product expectations. Start-Up & regular service visits Include:
- Training of new staff or retraining of existing staff on equipment
- Evaluating processes and operation parameters
- Ensuring presses are optimized for best residual oil performance
- Ensuring maximum output is being reached from the extruders
- Monitoring monthly operating parameters
To demonstrate these services, consider the following example:
A producer is processing ExPress® soybean meal for dairy cattle. To attain optimal by-pass protein, the meal must be cooked at a precise temperature. Failure to do so will have a direct and measurable impact in milk volume and quality. Residual oil in the defatted meal directly impacts oil to be found in the cow’s milk. How then does the operator ensure that optimum residual oil is always attained? During Start-Up, we train machine operators on how to maintain this precise temperature and during regularly scheduled service visits, ensure employees are running equipment properly. This is also when we will provide additional training to employees as needed.
Running Insta-Pro equipment the way it was designed to be run is key in ensuring that wear parts last as long as possible. Furthermore, this mitigates against avoidable equipment damage and directly impacts machine operator safety. These are some of the reasons why we attach our warranty to completed commissioning and training.
I have personally witnessed operators with no training from us, run under capacity, wasting electricity and worse, costing their company a fortune in forgone income from missed sales. We saved one such organization over 2000 Euro a month in electricity alone. We achieved this by training their operators on how to run continuously, constantly, day in day out, every single day at maximum capacity without any risk whatsoever to the equipment.
To learn more about Start-Ups or scheduling service visits, contact our sales or service team today!