Whether you just purchased a new machine or have relied on your stretch wrapper for years, having replacement parts on hand is essential to the smooth flow of product through your facility.
These are Orion’s top three reasons you should be keeping spare parts on hand:
- Avoid costly down time waiting for parts – even though Orion stretch wrappers are the most robust wrappers in the market, you can’t always protect them from mistakes or general wear and tear from years of use. So if/when components fail, even the fastest turnaround from the manufacturer can mean days of lost productivity, resulting in slow and ineffective hand wrapping.
- Overcome supply chain issues – thinking that a wait of a day or two for parts to arrive from the Orion might seem reasonable, but with today’s supply chain challenges, particularly for electronic components, the wait can be weeks or even months. Even though Orion has a stocking strategy for many of the parts you may need, with high demands added to the supply chain challenges, those parts do not sit very long. It’s always better to be in control of your own supply.
- For older equipment parts can be harder and harder to find, and eventually some parts are obsoleted. So, planning ahead to keep your older machine running can be as simple as ordering parts to ensure that larger upgrades don’t have to be made.