Increased Labor Productivity

Situation

This client manufactures welded metal tubes. Their coolant reservoir was manually controlled. As a result operators were spending too much time with coolant issues and mill efficiencies suffered.

Process Improvements

CMI technology was implemented to monitor and control the coolant reservoir 24/7. This allowed the factory to move towards a steady state level of coolant concentration, pH and temperature that is ideal for production efficiencies.

Benefits Delivered

The CMI system watches over the coolant chemistry so mill operators don’t have to worry about it – they can focus on running the mills. Benefits include lower operating costs, improved efficiencies, and the ability to implement a professional continuous improvement program. Labor time to maintain coolant sumps was reduced by 90% and coolant consumption per ton was reduced by 27%.