- Slitting Machines Give Us Cheaper Products in the Long Run
Slitting Machines Give Us Cheaper Products in the Long Run
- By Brad Carver
- Published 03/25/2012
Examples of this kind of process are many but one of the more popular ones is video or audio tapes. Although these are both made in huge reels, the third-party company will cut them down to the appropriate size with specialist machinery. Once cut down, they are then spooled onto smaller cassettes which we are all familiar with. This process actually makes the end product much cheaper for the public to buy and also makes it faster too.
The manufacturer has several reasons to send this work out to others of course. One being the capital expenditure it would take to do everything under one roof. Housing the big cutting machines which do this work would also add some expense and this machinery may not be in use very often. It is better to send it out to companies who take in work from several manufacturers so that they can keep their own machinery running all the time.
Some of the other products which have to undergo these processes are very familiar to us all.
The third-party company also has a choice when it comes to this kind of machinery. Although some are fully automatic there are those machines which can be operated by hand. The automatic kind has some very clever innovations to it since the blades will be touch sensitive. Once it feels something that is not quite right, the whole thing will grind to a halt. Because of this, the material is not ruined and even people who have to take care of the machine will not be in very much danger either.
Manually operated machinery is obviously a little more expensive to run since a lot of workers will be needed to do the work. However, there are conversion kits which can be applied whenever the company deems it is necessary to upgrade. Smaller companies may wish to know exactly how the machine works before opting to upgrade and by operating manually for a while, they get a great insight into the machine and what it does.
Once all the processes are complete, the manufacturer now has the arduous task of getting these goods to market. Although this used to take an inordinate amount of time, with full sales teams being involved, these days the internet has taken a lot of the slog out of selling.