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The Top 3 Challenges Plaguing Manufacturers – And How Filtration Can Help

It’s not a surprise today’s manufacturers face many challenges on a daily basis. From supply chain disruptions to the ongoing skills gap, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The good news is, fixing just these three things below can make a huge difference across your operation.


Unpredictable Costs

Fluctuating material prices, rising energy costs, and unexpected expenses can derail the best-laid production plans. Manufacturers need strategies to mitigate these uncertainties.

High-quality filtration solutions directly impact costs in several ways:

  • Reduced waste: Optimized filtration minimizes product loss and the need for reworks.
  • Improved energy efficiency: Clean fluids and systems lead to less strain on machinery and better energy utilization.
  • Lower maintenance expenses: Protecting equipment from harmful contaminants translates to less frequent (and less costly) repairs.


Inefficient Processes

Time lost to bottlenecks, outdated workflows, and manual workarounds eat away at productivity and profit margins. Manufacturers need to identify and work towards solutions to eliminate these inefficiencies.

Smart filtration systems enable:

  • Smoother flow: Well-designed filtration keeps production lines moving without interruptions caused by clogged filters or contaminated fluids.
  • Reduced downtime: Cleaner systems are inherently more reliable, minimizing unplanned stoppages.
  • Automation opportunities: Consistent filtration paves the way for automating more processes, saving labor and time.


Equipment Downtime

Nothing disrupts production more severely than a critical machine failing unexpectedly. Breakdowns cost manufacturers time, money, and potentially even customer relationships.

How Filtration Helps: Filtration plays a vital role in preventive maintenance:

Component protection: Filtering out abrasive particles extends the lifespan of pumps, valves, bearings, and other essential parts.

Optimal fluid performance: Clean lubricants and coolants ensure machinery works as intended, preventing overheating and premature wear.

Early problem detection: Analyzing filter media can reveal signs of impending failures, allowing for proactive repair

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At Oberlin, we're dedicated to providing not just any solution, but the best one for you. Provide a sample of your contaminated process fluid to us. We'll come back with a test report, showing our ability to ensure the cleanest fluid and the highest return on investment for your operations.