One of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp, and paper was experiencing routine failure of cable on a lighting fixture at its mill in Oklahoma due to the hot wet environment. For each instance of failure, the cost to replace cable was $996 in parts and labor plus 6 hours of production time.
One of the world’s leading makers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, and building products was having problems with the cable powering its crane grapples in a wood yard. Logs would repeatedly snag and tear up the cable. For each instance of failure, the cost to replace cable was $201 in parts and labor plus 2 hours of downtime. Because the issue was occurring every 2 months across multiple units, the expenses added up significantly over time.