6 Ways Any Concrete Operator Can Benefit From Volumetric Mixer Training
Updated April 2021
Want to know a little secret that’s frequently the key to unlocking increased employee productivity and higher profits? It’s concrete mixer training! Whether you’re entering the world of volumetric mixers, or have a current fleet, Cemen Tech shares six reasons why this type of training is a must.
1. Protect Your Investment
Adding a mobile concrete mixer to your business is a capital investment. And with any capital, ensuring a long functional — and productive — lifespan is crucial to protecting your bottom line. Training allows any operator to learn and understand appropriate usage parameters, thus protecting the investment.
2. Get The Most Out Of Your New Equipment
But a key caveat is learning how to properly operate and thus receive the most from your new equipment. While any mixer has specified limitations, that doesn’t mean it can’t work in the most efficient manner possible. Plus, having a firm understanding of its operation reduces the chance of a breakdown and unnecessary repairs.
3. Prevent Catastrophic Failures Resulting In Extended Downtime
One of the leading causes of equipment failure is improper usage. Though the concrete may continue to pour, the great unknown of what is happening behind the scenes could be doing more harm than good. Training is the best way to reduce this issue and maintain the integrity of any volumetric concrete mixer.
4. Maximize Uptime & Profit
Downtime, planned or otherwise, is a double-edged sword for cost. There’s the cost of time spent troubleshooting an issue and waiting for an adequate resolution. Then, there’s the actual cost of experienced employees attempting to make up the difference for untrained and/or inexperienced coworkers. The more employees who receive hands-on training, the more likely the entire business runs efficiently.
5. Control Operating Costs
When your employees have adequate training on how to handle a mixer, the operating costs to the business fall. Everyone then knows appropriate levels and data readouts and how even the smallest number on the control board affects the company’s financial health.
6. Control Your Concrete & Deliver A High-Quality Customer Experience
Customer experience is frequently tied to the final concrete quality. The more control you have over every facet to producing a high-quality product, the more likely your customers also enjoy a high-quality experience. Training shouldn’t be limited to the concrete mixer driver, but include everyone who engages with customers. Armed with the knowledge of the ins and outs of every mixer, employees are equipped to aid in the business’s growth each day.