We don’t train our operators how to use your controllers; your controllers teach our operators how to run the machines. For example, the coil validation feature won’t let the operator run the line when the wrong coil is loaded. If the wrong coil is loaded, the operator can’t run and needs to find a supervisor to get it corrected. Everyone should use this feature!
Minimizing scrap is crucial for us. Only 2% of our overhead is operator payroll, but 70% of our overhead is material cost. So running the mills faster just to send the operators home a few hours early affects a very small percentage of a very small number. However, if the operator runs a 10 foot piece of scrap, he has to run 100 feet of good material to recover and break even. Ten feet of scrap is the equivalent of one man hour of labor. Good generals think line speed, but great generals think scrap reduction.
If we can minimize the scrap coming off the lines, we improve profits. The features in the AMS controllers help us to do just that – minimize scrap and improve profits.
Thank you, AMS! You’ve got a great product!
Mueller Inc. – Corporate Operations Manager
With the AMS product, we’re able to catch potential production errors and eliminate manufacturing mistakes that previously would have been completely on the shoulders of the operator.
The operator, not having to spend valuable time programming jobs, is also able to dramatically improve machine up-time since orders are already entered, scheduled, and bundled. This further allows for better coil management that can often cost valuable minutes at the machine.
Regional Vice President-West, Metal Sales – Denver, CO
Your controller has reduced the stress of making specialized parts and I don’t need a journeyman operator to run it, which saves me money. Also, the controller has added a quality to our work that we could not have added without it…You don’t know how grateful I am and I thank you and your company for all your support and the trip out here to help us get started.
Gotham MetalWorks, Branch Manager
I wanted to quickly extend a thank you to the guys at AMS for the smooth Jorns retro…Blake, I also wanted to thank you especially for taking extra time and bumping your flight back to work with the guys to make sure they had a better understanding of the machine and making them feel more comfortable…that really meant a lot to us and the machine operators.
Nucor Building Systems
The Pathfinder works great!!! It is like going from a Model A Ford to a Corvette.
Reeves Insulation & Construction, Owner