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Custom Designed Electric Motors vs Off-The-Shelf Options

Electric motors are essential in numerous industries. From aerospace and automotive to kitchen appliances and lawn mowers, they are everywhere. Each manufacturer faces a choice of either buying electric motor parts off the shelf or purchasing custom-made motors.

According to experts with ARC Systems, custom-made electric motors have numerous benefits for any company. Even though the number of benefits exceeds the number of downsides, the majority of companies prefer off-the-shelf options. Why is that? Let’s find out.

Ideal Fit

An off-the-shelf product is designed to suit numerous uses. Think about an off-the-shelf suit. Clothing manufacturers mass-produce suit jackets and slacks according to standards that will fit a majority of people within a certain measurement range. While that suit may look fine on some, it’s probably not going to look anywhere near as good as a custom tailored suit. If you want to look your best, you need something made to your measurements rather than something that just satisfies a general range.

The same works for electric motors. If you need to achieve a perfect fit, you need a custom model. If you opt for the off-the-shelf option, you may need to make some adjustments in order to make it work. Or, in the worst case, you’ll find out that it’s not ideally compatible when it’s too late.

Unique Design

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The 2019 Story: Technology Meets Construction

In the not-so-distant past, whenever you walked onto a construction site, you would be greeted by heavy machinery, diesel trucks doing the rounds, neon-vested and hard-hatted investors and engineers, and a constant buzzing of orders being shouted out and vehicles moving about.

The one thing that drove all those orders used to be massive maps and blueprints that littered any flat surface. However, when you go to construction sites today, those rolls of oversized maps and charts are no longer there.

They have been replaced by tablet computers and other mobile devices. The digital age has overtaken yet another sphere of the world, and for the most part, it’s finally been welcomed with open arms.

Hello, It’s The 21st Century

Worldwide, the construction industry is worth over $10 trillion. Whereas nearly all other industries have embraced paperless technology, the construction industry has finally joined the revolution.

The construction industry holds two records simultaneously as being the biggest industry in the world, yet at the same time, it is also the least efficient. If you think of company or project waste, anything from 5 -10{9e0f40194fd47a964db180a366c9dde8229fcb0c53bae1801b2924bb2142bdfe} would be considered as acceptable.

However, in the construction industry, waste of up to a third of the project value isn’t uncommon. This is one of the major contributors to the minimal industry growth over the last two decades. Compared to the world economy which managed to grow at 2.8{9e0f40194fd47a964db180a366c9dde8229fcb0c53bae1801b2924bb2142bdfe} a year, the construction industry has only managed 1{9e0f40194fd47a964db180a366c9dde8229fcb0c53bae1801b2924bb2142bdfe}.

Playing Catch-Up

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How Cloud Computing is Influencing the Construction Industry

Cloud computing is transforming many industries, including the construction industry. Companies are able to save on operating fees and costs by utilizing a cloud software provider. Adoption of cloud computing is proceeding at a pace and is likely to continue to grow in the future. It is changing the construction industry and bringing various benefits.

Collaboration Between Employees and the Office 

Construction companies usually have offices for business operations such as administration and billing but many activities happen on job sites. Cloud computing allows contractors to access emails, documents, plans and more from the site they’re working on and collaborate with staff back in the office.

Collaboration Between Teams Improves

When everyone can tap into the same network, syncing up and connecting different teams and job sites is possible. Project managers can easily gain insight into how teams are doing and keep everyone in the loop.

With all teams involved in a project being able to post updates in real-time, overall coordination improves. This can be about something as small as an extra flat washer order being needed on a certain site to a schedule setback due to flooding or other unforeseen circumstance.

Cross-Collaboration with Other Contractors Improves

Cross-collaboration between various contractors also improves with accurate and real-time sharing of documents and processes.

Online tools and applications are used to edit documents in the cloud so that everyone works on the latest version. As the size of files grows, access and performance do not change, which is important for those … Read More