One thing Beka-Max of America knows for certain is that greasing equipment regularly is important. Oftentimes, many people and companies think is that because they are paying someone to do their lubrication manually, they don’t need an automatic system. This is not the case. Lubricating regularly is imperative, and it needs to be done right.
When selecting a lubrication system, there are many factors to consider. Consider the types of grease, benefits of static vs. dynamic lubrication, and number of grease points. For instance, if your mechanic does the lubricating, you’re getting static lubrication, while an automatic machine is lubricating in motion, providing for more thorough lubrication. Additionally, many machines can have up to 50 grease points, and some have more. This means an operator has to reach the points 50 times manually, many of them being located underneath the machine. Automatic systems are built to reach where humans can’t.
Our experience has taught us that once you choose an automatic system, you’ll never want to go back. You will get a return on your initial investment in as little as one to two years. You will also increase the resale value of your equipment, as well as uptime and operation time.
While automatic lubrication systems beat manual work, they are not all created equal. Keep in mind system reliability, installer’s experience, thorough after-sales support, and value. As a company who has been in business for over 20 years, with countless customers relying on our quality, service, and support, we not only know the importance of an automatic system, but what it takes to make it superior.
In recent months, the construction industry has been steadily growing, and according to the U.S. Labor Department more than 48,000 jobs were added in February alone. That’s the highest statistics since 2009, and 2.5% higher than this time last year. There’s been an immediate rise in workloads – but as a result, companies are dealing with more work, less staff, and less time to complete the work.
Great things are happening for the industry! But in order to keep it where it needs to be, organizational changes and strategies need to be implemented in order to better manage your upcoming projects.
- It’s important to determine what’s urgent, and what’s not. Taking on a project that needs immediate attention, and placing another on hold is not always a bad thing. Use a spreadsheet or a matrix to help manage and prioritize projects in the order of importance. Visuals can help in determining which projects should take precedence over others.
- Organization counts
- Being organized can save countless hours per week. It increases productivity and adds a streamlined flow to your workday. There isn’t any one way to stay organized – but repetition is key. For example, putting the keys to your machine back in the same place every day eliminates times wasted on searching for them the next day when you get into work. It’s that simple!
- Be a good delegator
- Delegating work is a necessity – it frees up time, gives employees responsibility for work, and makes sure it gets done. Things that you can delegate to others include tasks that you’ve already mastered (giving someone else an opportunity might bring new ideas that you would never think of), projects that will help your employees advance (help them develop skills that will bring them to the next level in their careers), and things you’re not good at (why spend extra time working on something that someone else can do better?)
Is your company ready to embrace all of the positive changes in the construction industry? Contact Beka-Max of America today! We build several types of construction lubrication systems to keep your machinery up and running, and we’re here to accommodate all of your custom manufacturing needs. Visit us at www.beka-lube.com or give us a call at 1-888-862-7461
At Beka Max of America, we ask a lot of questions. We do this because we know from our experience that our attention-to-detail pays off for everyone. Some may say that we’re “picky,” but we’re just doing our jobs. Once you discover how easy it is to work with us, learn from us, and how we can help you keep your systems running smoothly, you’ll appreciate our traits, like all of our customers do!
At Beka Max of America, we work with customers in a variety of industries – construction, oil/gas, transportation/trucking and more – and we offer customized solutions for automatic lubrication systems, environmental technology systems, and telemetry systems. We understand that it’s critical to minimize downtime and it’s important for things to be done right — the first time. Our installations run smoothly right from the start because of our detail-oriented approach, and also because of all of the research and development that’s been invested in our innovative products over the past 85+ years.
Beka Max of America Inc. represents BAIER + KÖPPEL (Pegnitz, Germany) in North America. Since 1927, the quality of BEKA oil and grease pumps has been valued by customers around the world. This quality is still evident in everything we do today, from complete engineering packages, to pumps, and other products. All Baier+Köppel products are certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and the environmental management to DIN EN ISO 14001.
Want to keep your systems running smoothly? Call us at 1-888-862-7461 to learn how we can work together. Visit our website for more information about our company, and stay tuned to this blog for updates about our people, our technology, and our products at Beka Max of America.