Dispensing is a fundamental function in scientific industries and companies since a premium is placed on exactness. In this setting, a difference in quantity can make a huge difference to the results produced. As such, improving the accuracy of dispensing equipment is an issue that businesses have been tackling for years.
Accuracy Versus Efficiency
Accurate and efficient dispensing solutions have always been a challenge for the industry. The reason behind the importance of these two attributes stems in the amount of output businesses could get from their setup. Simply put, the more products that a business could get out of their production line, the better were their returns on their investment in it.
That is not to say that businesses could blindly churn out products as goods had to meet a certain quality standard that had been promised to consumers. The need for accuracy capped the efficiency of production and thus limited what businesses could get in return.
Limitations to Smaller Operations
After all, these two attributes lie on diametrically opposing ends. The common solution then was to invest in technology in order to synergise these attributes. However, the cost was often prohibitive for smaller businesses that are unable to afford the industry’s standard solutions.
Another issue that emerged was that these solutions often came in the form of bulky machines capable of dispensing at a high rate. While useful for large companies with huge orders, smaller operations never had sufficient demand to warrant the investment in a high capital solution like those on the market.
Catering to Smaller Operations
In order to reach out to smaller operations, niche technologies such as powder dispensing equipmenthave been invented. These machines do not quite perform bulk operations, instead commonly only filling a micro tube or container one at a time. Nonetheless, the speed and accuracy in which they perform this job makes them perfect for smaller businesses.
Equally important is the simplicity of their operation. Whereas larger machines would have required a full fledge training session in order for employees to be begin to understand its operation, these smaller machines can be operated with minimal guidance.
The Value Add
For most small to medium size science companies, the employees under them are ultra-skilled in their field, with a focus on maximising their talents. Niche technologies that cater to small businesses are extremely valuable in this area. Since these companies are unlikely to hire excess headcount, talents would have to manage the equipment themselves.
By taking away tedious processes such as correctly measuring the amount of powder to be dispersed into each micro tube, these machines helped to free talents to do their real work of observation, conjuring plausible theories, testing and analysing. In turn, an overall spike in productivity is experienced by the business.