Getting It Right With Mikeal Terner
How better tools and installation can reduce downtime and improve functionality
In this episode, James interviews Mikael Terner at SMRP 2019. Mikael currently handles the global sales and marketing for Easy-Laser and talks with us about installation and its importance in reducing downtime and improving the overall longevity of your machinery. Mikael also gives us an insight as to how the precision products from Easy-Laser and their support teams help people in conducting a better installation.
In this episode we covered:
- Increasing the lifespan and efficiency of a machine can come from installing it correctly.
- Easy-Laser and their goals as well as the XT platform.
- How training empowers your employees and your business.
Easy-Laser is a player on the world stage in laser measurement systems. These products are perfect for industries with the need for supreme accuracy and operational reliability. Simply put, they help corporations achieve reliability goals. Easy-Laser operates in more than 70 nations and provides products that assist in measurement needs ranging from geometrical measurements to shaft alignment.
People undergoing an installation often don’t understand the level of accuracy needed to get the reliability desired. Even though these solutions are in the standards, many people purchasing equipment simply don’t know. It is hard for one person to read through 40 different standards.
Mikael talks a bit about how people today want to be more proactive; they see the value but don’t have the time. Many companies today are trying to find that time and are seeking the ROI to be found in better measurements and reliability.
One of the primary goals in the work that Mikeal does is trying to “close the gap between designers and installers,” in an effort to help companies get the installation done correctly at the outset. For example, modern machinery is optimized for a flat and level base. Not ensuring you have this base can lead to hosts of issues and downtime down the road. Alternatively, optimizing the installation can boost lifespan and reliability.
One of the platforms that Easy-laser provides to help in these installation checks is the XT system. The XT system offers a host of geometric measuring capabilities as well as a range of features that include quick foundations checks, cross compatibility, and personal smart device functionality.
A combination of modern tools and knowledge of standards is the recipe provided here.
“Training is important. It’s like buying a car. Without proper training, what’s the point?”
How do we align, how do we install, how do we make these corrections? These are the questions Easy-Laser helps companies to answer. One standard solution is a five-step alignment procedure that they are assisting customers in implementing. Procedures help to maintain quality control throughout your operation.
Even if you are not utilizing precision alignment systems, training your employees in these procedures will both empower them and help you to improve the quality of operations in your company.
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