Companies seeking RTDs and thermocouples may be able to take advantage of new manufacturing capacity at one sensor maker.
Nanmac Corp., Framington, Mass., has expanded its custom-designed, large-volume manufacturing line for thermocouples and RTDs in response to increased demand from its industrial, OEM and governmental customers. This means immediate savings for those companies who formerly purchased off-the-shelf temperature sensors. The new manufacturing capacity is tooled for making custom sensors, priced as standard devices.
“As our clients continue to feel the pressure of reducing their inventory-carrying cost while increasing the availability of materials, we have responded with the introduction of several inventory programs, as well as re-tooled processes and increased capacity,” said Dan Nanigian, president of Nanmac.
According to those customers surveyed by the company, using the inventory programs over the past 10 months has reduced the cost of sensors by an average of 18 percent while cutting lead-time to two days on their custom designs. Immediate on-hand materials keep operations running smoothly while saving energy, raw materials and customer satisfaction.
Users who choose to custom design their temperature sensors can reduce cost by utilizing the just-in-time, consignment and KANBAN inventory programs run at Nanmac.