COST-REDUCTION PROJECT IN AN ALUMINUM PLANT (PART 3)

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Specialized in the supply of innovative solutions to their customers, our partner G.E. Gilbert has distinguished themselves in a 3rd cost-reduction project with one of the biggest aluminum plant in North-America.

After the success of the 2 first projects completed with their customer, G.E. Gilbert has been appointed to evaluate another problem: the short life-expectancy of the aluminum scum shovels. The end-customer had to replace the scum shovel every 4-6 weeks, resulting in high replacement cost for both the part to replace as well as the maintenance & downtime costs.

In collaboration with the engineering & maintenance departments’ management staff, G.E. Gilbert has proposed a modified design and alloy of the part.
After several tests, the part has performed to a point that it lasts 2 to 3 times the life-expectancy of the original products (12-14 weeks vs 4-6 weeks). This significant improvement has contributed to a drastic reduction of the maintenance and downtime costs.
But that is not the end of it: The new part cost 30% less than the original one!

Do you face quick wear problems on certain of your production components?
Do not hesitate to contact us so we can evaluate your requirements and propose a solution:
Visit G.E. Gilbert at www.indgeg.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GEGilbert-846332472145293/
Or simply contact Metallurgical Resources by email at pbelley@metallurgicalresources.com or by telephone at (514) 236-5441.

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