How to Approach Shaft and Bearing Assembly Design with Labor Costs in Mind
In times of skilled labor shortages and unpredictable markets, every opportunity to reduce costs and increase profit is crucial. Your shaft and bearing assembly design impacts your bottom line. It's more important than ever to choose industrial bearings that allow you to deliver your product quickly, reduce labor costs, and maximize your existing labor force.
In times of skilled labor shortages and unpredictable markets, every opportunity to reduce costs and increase profit is crucial. Your shaft and bearing assembly design impacts your bottom line. While Triangle doesn’t manufacture shafts, customers often bring us their shaft dimensions and motion components and ask for our assistance in ways to make their assemblies more efficient. It's more important than ever to choose solutions and industrial bearings that allow you to deliver your product quickly, reduce labor costs and maximize your existing labor force.
Reduce Assembly Time to Maximize Your Existing Labor Force
Your existing employees are your most valuable assets in time of skilled labor shortages. Make the most of their time on the clock by reducing bearing installation and linkage assembly time with innovative shaft and bearing assembly design. Our rod end linkage assemblies reduce assembly time by allowing your production team to instantly install onto the application—no more need for separate parts that eat up your team’s valuable time to assemble.
Triangle’s rod end linkages often offer more cost-savings as they are more economical than purchasing separate components individually. Recently, a major lawn and garden equipment manufacturer approached Triangle with the challenge of improving the look and feel of its steering components while simultaneously reducing costs, our engineering team embraced the challenge. Learn more about our innovative approach allowed us to help the lawn and garden manufacturer lower costs and reduce assembly time.
Narrow Down SKUs and Minimize Supplier List
Every opportunity to increase efficiency counts when it comes to shaft and bearing assembly design. One important, but often overlooked, step towards efficiency is to focus on SKU reduction. With SKU reduction, you’ll reduce the total amount of time spent managing various products and drastically reduce the hours you spend in communication with various suppliers. Instead, work with an industrial bearing company that offers innovation solutions that allow you to purchase one part that replaces several other components you currently use.
Source Parts Resistant to Labor Cost Fluctuations
Labor market fluctuations can cause unpredictable surges in part prices. Working with an industrial bearing company that uses full automation for many of their components creates not only a consistent part but also removes pricing vulnerability based on labor costs. Seek out American made bearings that can be delivered to you consistently, reliably and without the added stress of surprise pricing changes.
Focus Your Shaft and Bearing Assembly Design on USA-Made Parts
A key tactic to optimizing your profits is to choose solutions made in the USA. Sourcing and shipping from global industrial bearings suppliers can be slow and result in delays—all of which negatively impact customer experience and ultimately, your bottom line. Choosing American made bearings ensures you will have a more reliable production schedule. By sourcing bearings made in the USA, you’ll be able to deliver products confidently and consistently on time to your consumers, without interruption.
Let Us Support You in Times of Unpredictable Labor Markets
Triangle Manufacturing is an industrial bearing company run by engineers, for engineers, with over 157 combined years of experience. We’re here to solve your problems, no matter how complex. And we build our products – from American made bearings to rod end bearings – to last. We want our industrial bearings to work just as well years from now as they do today. Contact us today to see how your an help you remain resilient in times of unpredictable labor markets.