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Additionally, Aquatherm controls many physical
parameters-including temperature, speed, and melting
behavior-in real time.
"Soon, we will be equipping our maintenance teams
with tablets, which will enable them to perform remote
maintenance from home on weekends when they are on
call," continued Rosenberg.
To help ensure continuous improvement, the company
enhances its automation and technology with old-school
methods that still contribute to overall productivity. "We
hold meetings at the end of each shift," Rosenberg said.
"In these meetings, we review the shift, analyze what went
well, and discuss any issues that need to be addressed. All
information is summarized and written in a hand-over
report. All of our manufacturing plants communicate
regularly and share best practices and, in the end, it's a
combination of all these things that make us a productive
and sustainable company." MT
Michelle Segrest is president of Navigate Content Inc., and
has been a professional journalist for 28 years. She specializes
in developing content for the industrial processing industries
and has toured manufacturing facilities in 41 cities in six
countries on three continents. If your facility has a good
operational, reliability, and/or maintenance story to tell,
please contact her at michelle@navigatecontent.com

The new 160,000-sq.-ft. Aquatherm manufacturing facility
features 19 extrusion lines, has space for a total of 32 lines,
and is all concrete to comply with German fire codes that deal
with plastics fabrication. In 2016, the company manufactured
more than 40,000 km of pipe and 50-million molded/fabricated
components out of 18,000 ton of raw materials.

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