Recently, I undertook a project to help a friend replace the head gasket on his Jeep. Like most people, my time is generally spoken for, and new commitments can be hard to tackle. Nevertheless, I’m not one to refuse a friend in need so I found myself with a Cherokee parked in my garage.
In appreciation for the help, my friend obliged to assist in any way he could. The biggest helping hand was in removing the cast iron cylinder head from the engine block. Many hands make light work, but it still felt heavy…
As we tore the engine down, checked valve seats and surface tolerances, the time passed quickly. We ended up spending a few late nights in my garage to finish the project, but after some hard work the job was a success.
Helping my friend felt great, but it also strained my time and my productivity. It make me think about how much we all rely on a certain level of productivity, and when it declines, the effects are easily noticed. In the days after the Jeep was back on the road and my evenings returned to their normal level of activity, I began to appreciate my time more. I imagine this is what our customers experience when they implement our products onto their production lines.
In the engineering department at EXAIR we frequently deal with applications facing downtime. Sometimes the loss of production is due to static or heat, but we have full product lines to handle these concerns. Through the use of our intelligent compressed air products, we take pride in returning our clients to their full production capacity. If you’re experiencing a productivity loss and would like to learn more about using our products, please contact me.