Return on Investment
Return on Investment in PLANX™:
The labor savings from PLANX quickly pays back the investment. For example, a one-setup, two-shift operation would have a typical payback period of just ten months. In addition, the post-payback savings are substantial and ongoing. For example, a 100’ table with 2 setups on 2 shifts will typically save $400,000 every year.
Every truss plant is different, however, as is every automated jigging installation. Your MiTek sales rep will be glad to help you examine all your unique factors – from jigging system configurations to monthly truss output to labor costs.
Return on Investment with PLANX™ and Laser:
Recent benchmark tests used a PLANX automated jigging system along with a Virtek TrussLine laser projection system. These combined systems cut the average build time to 2.7 minutes per truss.
A hypothetical high-volume plant using these two systems has the potential to more than quadruple its annual sales –from $1,976,000 to $8,536,320 -- by adding these two systems.
Their yearly net to the bottom line would be $98,800 before adding the PLANX and laser. When this plant adds the PLANX and laser systems, however, the yearly net to their bottom line becomes $1,290,030. That’s more than a ten-fold increase!
Of course, your own results will be different, because every PLANX installation has its own individual variables. Your MiTek rep can help you size up these variables for your plant.
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