Cost Savings: Mystery Identity

Some components of your operation were built to last – seriously last. Decades or more. So when that component inevitably fails, it can often be hard to replace. It’s not as if you can ask the guy who installed it – chances are he’s long retired. Even name plates aren’t guaranteed; sometimes you’re working with next to nothing as far as identifying information, let alone a part number.

Let us use our experience and connections to help you find exactly what part you have – and what you can use to replace it.

Success Story

Industry – Food & Beverage
Region – Eastern Pennsylvania
Cost Savings – $5,000

The customer had a line that was shutdown due to gearbox failure. The nameplate had been removed, so they didn’t know what part to order.¬†They supplied the ratio and motor information to ErieTec and indicated they needed a solution very quickly, as downtime was very costly.

The original manufacturer wouldn’t quote without a serial number, so ErieTec looked to a different vendor that had a gearbox that would fit. Unfortunately the price was high and the delivery wasn’t good enough, so instead we found another vendor who stocked the original manufacturer in-house. They had a gearbox that would work after a few modifications, so they made those changes and had it shipped same day, allowing the customer to be up and running by the next night.

Savings Calculation
Providing a solution for the mystery unit with quick same day delivery saved downtime and lost production, though an exact number isn’t readily available. The customer estimates it was a minimum of $5,000.