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Why You Should Consider Adding Oil Skimmers to Your CNC Machines

Have you ever thought about the little changes that can make a big impact in your manufacturing setup? One such tweak—adding oil skimmers to your CNC machines—might just be the game changer you're looking for, especially with the way things are shaping up in the industry right now.

Let’s Talk Numbers

Recent stats from the PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) aren't looking too hot. The April 2024 Manufacturing Index slipped to 49.9, missing the expected 52.0 and down from March’s 51.9. Even the Services PMI took a little dip, coming in at 50.9, a bit below the expected 52.0 and down from 51.7 the month before. Overall, the composite PMI tells us that business activity is expanding, sure, but it’s at a slower clip than before, sitting at 50.9, down from 52.1.

Chris Williamson from S&P Global Market Intelligence summed it up, saying that the pace might slow even further because new business just dipped for the first time in six months, and companies are feeling more cautious about the future.

So, Why Oil Skimmers?

With the backdrop of these cooling economic signals, every little efficiency counts. That’s where oil skimmers come in:

1. Longer-Lasting Coolant: Nobody likes changing out coolant all the time. It’s messy and costly. Oil skimmers keep your coolant free from oil gunk, which means it lasts longer. Less changing, less spending.

2. Top-Notch Product Quality: Cleaner coolant equals smoother operations. Your finished parts look better, and your tools don’t wear out as fast. This is crucial when the economic outlook is shaky, and you want to avoid extra costs wherever you can.

3. Less Downtime: It’s a simple equation. Cleaner machine + less crud buildup = less downtime. When machines keep running smoothly, you get more done, and that’s always good for the bottom line.

4. Safer, Cleaner Workspace: Less oil mist in the air makes for a healthier workspace. Plus, it’s better for the environment when you're not dumping oily coolant all the time.

5. Save Money, Big Time: All the above points boil down to saving some serious cash. Less spent on coolant, tools, maintenance, and disposal fees means more money to invest back into your business.

Wrapping It Up

Adding oil skimmers might seem like a small step, but it’s one that can align perfectly with your goals to maximize efficiency, especially when every little bit of performance counts. Given the current economic pulse, as reflected in the PMI numbers, it's a smart move to look for ways to keep your operations lean and mean. Oil skimmers could be that little tweak that leads to big gains. So, why not give them a shot?


About Zebra Skimmers:

Our mission has always been simple. It is to provide the metal working industry with the oil skimmers and metalworking fluid management systems they need to complete jobs quickly and efficiently. Innovative and affordable solutions have gained us many accolades. Our continued growth is due in no small part to our excellent customer service… Not to mention our satisfaction guarantees and the performance of our tools.

Among our diverse options of oil skimmers and metal working fluid management systems, you can expect to find: