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Why temperature control is essential to the manufacturing sector

Proper heating and air conditioning systems are essential in an industrial environment, as maintaining optimal conditions on a manufacturing line can make a serious difference to its profitability and efficiency. It’s easy to underestimate just how much of an impact temperature can have on the entire manufacturing process, but without proper temperature control, entire production lines can fall apart.

Here are four key reasons why temperature control is essential for any manufacturing environment.

It can affect the final product

There are many products that need to be manufactured in specific conditions. If the temperature is too high or too low then it can affect the final product, potentially ruining it completely and leading to a waste of raw materials. For example, foods and medicines can both be ruined if they are produced in an environment with extreme temperatures.

In fact, as is the case with food, the wrong temperature can make the final product unsafe. If the temperature a product is made in is too high, it can affect its malleability and structural integrity. Similarly, extremely hot or cold temperatures will cause metals to expand and contract, which can create a number of issues in itself.


It can affect the process itself

Any manufacturing process that involves the use of chemicals needs to be undertaken under the right conditions. Temperatures that are too high or low can affect the rate at which chemical reactions occur, this is important for the application of coatings and other chemicals to products as part of the manufacturing process.

The production of plastic, as well as manufacturing processes that mostly involve plastics, needs to be undertaken under carefully controlled temperatures. If the temperature is wrong, the chemical process will not proceed as expected and the final results will be off.

Prolong the life of machinery

It’s hard to appreciate just how much wear and tear the average piece of machinery on an automated manufacturing production line goes through. But these machines are often on and in operation throughout the day. If they aren’t looked after properly, they obviously aren’t going to last as long as they should!

Ensuring that the ambient environmental temperature remains within optimum levels will maximise the lifespan of your machines, and keep them working at maximum efficiency.

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Ensure employees are comfortable and productive

Employees who are happy and comfortable will be more productive. If the temperature on your manufacturing line is too cold, it’s likely to slow your workers down, and affect their fine motor control, increasing the chances of accidents occurring.

Similarly, if the temperature is too hot then it’s likely that your workers will become uncomfortable and fatigued. If there are tired and sluggish people on your manufacturing line, it can have a detrimental effect on not just productivity, but safety too.

Regardless of what you’re manufacturing and how you’re manufacturing it, it’s vital to maintain proper temperature control. If temperatures are allowed to stray too high or too low then not only can it ruin the end product, but it can also interfere with the manufacturing process as well. A lack of temperature control is detrimental to your machines and to your workers, which ultimately affects your bottom line.

That’s where we can help here at Askews. We have 25 years of experience with heating, cooling and ventilation systems, and we use this extensive HVAC expertise to ensure that your systems are always running at peak efficiency, so that your employees and machines can stay safe, efficient and productive. Give us a call today on 01282 863 825 to see how we can help!

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