This letter is to the thousands of molding machine owners and plant managers throughout the world:
Your employees need your help! They might have told you personally, or you may have heard them talking to their supervisors. Maybe you received a suggestion form.
What kind of help are they looking for? Injection molding machine training. The kind of training that goes to the floor, the war zone, the bottom line for your company.
These are the men and women keeping your machines running and your down time to a bare minimum. The same ones who keep the parts flowing out your door.
They want to learn, and they need the information that I and the rest of the injection molding machine instructors have. I´m not selling Milacron training. What I´m trying to sell you on is what your people are asking for.
They are already the most knowledgeable employees you have in your plant, but they want to do more for you. This "learning on my own´´ or "what he/she told me´´ can only go so far.
As you know, today´s injection molding machines are getting more sophisticated. Your company goes out and spends thousands of dollars on this major machine expense. You have your worker bees set it up, you see that you are making parts, all is well, right?
Wrong! You might be running a 25-second cycle, with 30 percent scrap. It looks OK, but, with the training that you can get, you can get your floor people to reduce the cycle time to 18 seconds and your scrap to 2 percent.
I have talked to all types of floor workers in the 24 years I have been here. I have seen the need for training and the frustration on their faces when they have no idea where to turn. I have also seen the lights go on when they can use what they have learned to get their machines up and running.
Training is a valuable investment that results in savings for you by reducing downtime and scrap, and giving you quicker mold changes and better preventive maintenance. Let´s keep your workers up to speed with all the changes going on around us.
They are asking for it. Can you hear them?