Have you ever had to choose modular components for a manufacturing project? Though you might not find yourself in this position on a regular basis, it’s important to know what to look for and how to choose the right modular components when the time comes.
Whether you’ve started your project and simply need a few pieces or you have a project in mind and you need to order the necessary pieces to make it possible to complete, you need to feel confident that you’re choosing the right options for you.
There are a few things that you need to know when looking for modular components:
- Not all components are created equal
- You can’t afford to put your project on hold for a missing component
- It’s possible to have all the components you need on hand – all the time
If you’re new to the component world, these are the three things you need to consider when making decisions about your component needs. If you do this, you’re guaranteed to feel like and look like a pro!
1. Not All Modular Components Are Created Equal
We’ve shared this a lot in previous blog posts, but it’s just a critical piece of information that you need to know if you’re purchasing components.
Component value changes based on what material they’re made of, how much of that material it takes to create them, how strong the material is that they’re made of, and how long they will last.
The type of material and durability can determine the longevity of your entire project!
2. You Can’t Afford to Put Your Project on Hold for a Missing Component
In addition to material and strength, it’s critical to consider how readily available these components can be. If you’re ordering components for a project that you’re midway through, then you cannot afford to hit pause as your components are created and shipped.
That’s why it’s so important to ensure that whatever you order is ready to ship at a moment’s notice and can be at your warehouse when you need them! That’s why we make sure our components are all stocked and ready to ship at a moment’s notice.
On top of this, make sure that the components you order are compatible and easy to use. Choosing components that don’t work together is a rookie mistake and will cost you both time and money!
3. It’s Possible to Have all the Components You Need on Hand – All the Time
This is the best way to ensure that you have what you need when you need it. Once you find high-quality components that are compatible with one another, you can order them through a consignment program to ensure that you never run out.
Consignment programs allow you to pick and choose the right components for your needs and have them delivered to you regularly! You’ll never run out, never have unnecessary downtime on a project while waiting for components to arrive, and never have to worry about getting quality components quickly.
Our consignment program saves you even more money than others because you never have to pay for anything you don’t use.
By choosing a consignment program, you don’t have to choose components again and again and again – you choose them once and your job is done!
Final Thoughts on Choosing Modular Components Like a Pro
We’ve been in the business for a while and we know the challenges that come with choosing the right components for you.
One thing we always try to do is share the knowledge we’ve learned over the years.
So, here’s our final tip: no matter what project you’re working on, we’ve found that most manufacturing projects and operations benefit from a few specific components.
They’re durable, compatible, multi-use components that we make sure to have readily available in order to help professionals like you enjoy a faster, easier experience no matter what challenge you might be facing!
These top components are:
- Guarding Components
- Adjustable Work Tables
- T-Slotted Extrusions
- Web Bracket Assemblies
- T-bolts & Flange Nuts
- Fixed Feet
By creating components that are durable, easy to use, and made out of materials that last, we are able to help our customers save money and create projects that truly last!
If you need more information about our consignment program or choosing components for your next project, click here to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and discover how we can help you complete a quality project on-time and within budget.