Blue Water Spa Covers Counts on Autometrix to Keep Their Business Flowing
In the manufacturing industry, down time can cost large businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars an hour. And for small but busy manufacturing businesses who are depending on just one fabric cutting machine, it’s catastrophic if that one machine goes down. Blue Water Spa Covers counts on the reliability of their Autometrix machines to provide them with the speed and precision needed for constant flow and growth of their business.
Autometrix understands that our customers can’t afford to have their machines break, and we pride ourselves on reliability and great customer service. Blue Water Spa Covers has been an Autometrix customer since 2005. They use TailorMade (now Templates), Revolver, Slicer, Pipes 3D and Eclipse in conjunction with PatternSmith to cut patterns for spa covers, and even a few chandelier cases.
Running Since 2005 Without a Breakdown
Brian Keihner, owner of Blue Water Spa Covers, has been very happy with the reliability of his Autometrix fabric cutting machine. He recently purchased another cutting machine to run at a second business location. “The machine absolutely never breaks,” he said. “We run the machine 10-12 hours/day, and we used to run it 18-24 hours/day. The machine has been running since 2005 and has never broken down.” Although he is not a mechanical expert, Keihner has found it easy to maintain his fabric cutting machine, especially with support from Autometrix. “If I need help, Gary (Unitt) is always there on the software side,” he said. “Other guys help with any other small issues with the machine. Someone is always available.”
Reliable Automation is Essential to Blue Water’s Business
We just push a button to make a pattern for the next 500 spa covers,” said Mr. Keihner. It would take two to three hours to make each of those patterns without the Autometrix software.
Brian Keihner, Owner – Blue Water Spa
Blue Water simply wouldn’t be in business without a reliable automated cutting machine. It takes Keihner about five hours to create an original pattern template, and Blue Water keeps around 6000 different pattern templates on file. “Then we just push a button to make a pattern for the next 500 spa covers,” said Keihner. It would take two to three hours to make each of those patterns without the Autometrix software.
Do you have a business that requires thousands of original templates and a machine that won’t break down? Call us to learn more about our automated cutting machines and software.