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How to Choose the Right Industrial Process Equipment for Your Business

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In manufacturing, choosing the right equipment is key to maximising efficiency and productivity. Do that, and you’ll keep clients happy and stop them from looking at one of your competitors.

How to choose the right industrial process equipment.

But before investing in new tools and machinery, you must do your homework first. To do that, just follow these five simple rules:

 Assess your needs.

Things you need to consider before investing in new equipment are:

  • Is the production volume more, less or the same as your current machinery?
  • Can it produce the same quality product as your existing equipment?
  • How large is the new machinery, and does it fit into the layout of your facility?


But perhaps the most important thing you need to consider is, do you actually need it?

If your current equipment isn’t old, it might be faster and more cost-effective to source new or used parts to fix any issues rather than spending a significant amount on a replacement you don’t need.

Understand which type of equipment you need.

There are so many different types of industrial processing equipment out there for all different kinds of work, including:

  • Filtration systems
  • Mixers
  • Pressure vessels
  • Sorting conveyors
  • Roll crushers
  • Bread moulders


And a whole lot more besides.

It’s not enough to choose the first you find. Research thoroughly to ensure you get equipment that produces your product to the same or higher standard than your current machinery.

Or, you might kill multiple birds with one stone with a system that can do multiple tasks (including another in your current process) – saving you time, money and space.

 Evaluate the equipment features


The next step when choosing the right system is to evaluate the equipment features, like:

  • Horsepower
  • Flow rate
  • Energy efficiency


Also, look at the materials it’s made from. Are they easy to replace due to wear and tear? Are they eco-friendly?

Knowing the features will tell you if it’ll be too powerful or not powerful enough. And with sustainability of major importance to every business in the 21st century, finding equipment that reduces energy use will improve your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills.

Consider your budget.

When sourcing industrial equipment, cost should play a huge factor. Everyone has budgets, especially during a cost of living crisis, so make sure you do your homework on:

  • Purchase price
  • Maintenance costs
  • Energy consumption


Knowing the new system is energy-saving means you can stretch your budget further. We all want the highest-spec equipment, but that’s not always possible. Get the best system your budget will allow, and by doing your homework, that might be a better one than you think.

Work with a vendor.

Working with an experienced, reliable vendor when purchasing industrial processing equipment can save you time, money and heartache. A vendor can offer advice and support, helping you make the right choice for your needs.

To make sure you choose one you can trust, you need to:

  • Read customer reviews
  • Check industry certifications


Also, follow up with the awarding body if you want to make sure their certification is real.

Get support, don’t get stung.

Researching and purchasing the right tools can be incredibly time-consuming, and if it’s time you just don’t have,  why not work with Turner Processing Equipment?

At TPE, we offer everything, from advice on the right machinery for you to designing and installing equipment to enhance plant efficiency and productivity.

If you have a project in mind, call us now on +44 (0) 1206 752017 or email us