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3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Manufacturing Facility

May 1st 2020

Spring is officially here, and now is the best time to do some spring cleaning of your own right in your manufacturing facility. From stocking new Castrol cutting fluids to decluttering your work stations, there are plenty of simple tasks you can complete that will actually optimize your manufacturing processes.

Here are a few simple things you can do this season to get your manufacturing facility clean as a whistle and back up to speed when it comes to efficiency.

Get rid of old cutting fluids

Old cutting fluids can wreak some serious havoc on your manufacturing equipment if any of it is mistakenly used. Despite this, only 42% of manufacturing companies say they have all the correct procedures in place to manage their lubricants effectively. Considering 70% of unplanned equipment shutdowns in the last three years were caused by incorrect lubricant selection, it's fair to say that it's best to ditch those old or incorrect lubricants.

Invest in new Castrol cutting fluids and other oil solutions to ensure your manufacturing equipment will be set for the next season. Remember that summer is coming soon and it may be best to look into synthetic lubricants that can take the heat.

Declutter your inventory

It's great to have a wide variety of materials and supplies on hand for use in your manufacturing production process. But if you regularly walk by items in your facility's inventory that look like they've been there collecting dust for years, it may be time to declutter your space. Decluttering your inventory of older items that go unused gives room for new supplies that are regularly used in your facility.

Give your equipment the service it needs

Spring cleaning isn't just a time for decluttering. It's also a time for seasonal maintenance and servicing. Consult with your maintenance schedule to determine what equipment is in need of some fine-tuning.

It's also a good idea to consider your older equipment. If your older equipment is in need of repair, ask yourself whether it would be better financially to repair it or replace it. Old equipment that breaks down frequently could be doing more harm than good for your facility.

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