There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to help you figure out what’s really important. Lucky for us, we were already working on just that. We were toiling behind the scenes, taking a deep dive into Separators Inc. as a company.
Asking questions like: What kind of people are we? What do we stand for? How do we serve our customers? As it turns out, we had a pretty great idea of who we were, and we’ve been doing a lot of things right, but our exterior was a little behind the times. It didn't show us as a company of experts and craftspeople. A company centered on your centrifuge.
Equipment breakdowns can be a nightmare for production facilities. One machine down and the whole operation comes to a screeching halt. Without a moment’s notice, there’s a full crew without a moving line to work on. Supervisors and managers hurry to locate the source, troubleshoot the issue. Every minute of downtime equals dollars disappearing into thin air.
While we may be best known for field service, where technicians travel to customer facilities and provide on-site service, that’s only part of our service capabilities. At our Indianapolis shop, centrifuge equipment comes to us. We take on the big, the bad, and the ugly. Watch the video to meet a few members of our team and get a tour of our shop.
Centrifuges are massive, powerful machines, and they operate in a very simple and consistent manner. Centrifuges are built to last. But just like any piece of equipment, they eventually reach the end of their usable life. And like most pieces of equipment, routine maintenance and service will make a centrifuge’s usable life longer.
As a company, one of our core values is customer service, offering a steady hand in a chaotic industry. This principle is why everything we do is based on our customers and the businesses that rely on us for their centrifuge needs, 24/7/365. It's also the reason I'm compelled to share the following message as we continue to adjust to the current state of the nation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Centrifuge care and maintenance isn't something that comes naturally to most. Instead, it’s a skill that takes time to develop. I've been working with centrifuge equipment for decades, and I’ve worked with countless individuals who needed training on the basics of centrifuge service and maintenance because if you don’t know, you don’t know. So if you’re new to centrifuge equipment or if you’re just looking for a refresher, I've prepared the following list of ways anyone can increase their proficiency with this equipment.
Millions of Americans are living a reality that looks a lot different than it did one or two months ago. Due to COVID-19, the ways people work, learn, exercise, socialize, and celebrate have all changed. And while we’ve seen many businesses temporarily close their doors, there are many businesses continuing to operate, sometimes at increased levels of demand. These businesses, deemed essential services, are critical to keeping the supply chain moving.
Editors note: This post was originally published on March 19, 2020 and has been updated to reflect the most accurate state of our operating details.
First, thank you. We value our clients, our team members, and the communities we serve, especially during these uncertain times.
Those of you who grew up in or around farming communities probably remember attending a celebration called Dairy Days. It was a festivity that focused on celebrating all things dairy. Depending on your town, the festivities were likely different, but I bet there were plenty of activities for the kids. Usual suspects could be:
2019 was full of surprises for the dairy industry. Two major players in the industry announced closures, and companies along with their consumers are wondering one thing: what's in store for 2020? This year is shaping up to be an interesting one, with the increased pressure on companies to innovate and redirect the decline in demand.
The top dairy companies are going to be utilizing three distinct dairy industry trends in order to get ahead this year. Dairy industry growth will depend on new innovations from these organizations, and the drive to meet new demands from consumers. Keep reading for a breakdown of our top three dairy trends and one example of dairy innovation in action.