The start of a new year always brings about new surplus equipment and new potential buyers.
So far in 2015, EquipNet Marketplace have seen a lot of interest in R&D and Bioprocessing equipment. We took a look at equipment searches and discovered that potential buyers are most interest in the following:
EquipNet’s crating services provides peace of mind with very high quality, custom packaging. We understand the various levels of sensitivity with each piece of laboratory or manufacturing equipment that we ship. Each crate is custom built and lined with double corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, and shrink wrap to ensure that the instruments do not move or become damaged during transport.
For international ocean shipments we also use a material that protects all ocean shipments from collecting moisture that could possibly damage equipment during time at sea.<
Click the play button to view the construction of our custom packaging for international ocean shipments.
As businesses of all shapes and sizes strive to cut costs, PMPS talks to EquipNet’s Ben Potenza who outlines the growing second-user revolution in the pharma, biotech, and chemical industries, and shares his recommendations for success.
PMPS asks “What are the main advantages that come with purchasing second-user equipment?”
In response, Ben Potenza states “Over the 15 years EquipNet has been serving the asset management market, we have seen numerous changes in how individual managers and whole companies think about surplus, idle equipment and instrumentation. There have always been equipment dealers – buying assets for as little as they can, before selling them on a profit – but with the rise of the internet and the development of specialists that possess market knowledge, pricing expertise and systems for tracking and redeploying valuable assets, more and more businesses are taking the opportunity to purchase second-user manufacturing or packaging equipment.”
Over the 15 years I’ve worked with EquipNet, I have seen many changes in how individual managers and whole companies think about surplus and idle equipment and instrumentation. I’ve seen a significant increase in the amount of stock available and the number of transactions completed. At the same time, the profile of customers regularly buying such equipment has changed too.
There have always been equipment dealers – buying assets as low as they can, and selling them on for a profit. But with the rise of the internet, and the development of specialist suppliers – with market knowledge, pricing expertise and systems for tracking and redeploying valuable lab assets – more and more companies are taking up the option to purchase second-user lab equipment or analytical instrumentation.
Food Processing:Predictive maintenance is the key to making sure your food packaging lines stay up and running during critical production times. Sensory inspections, while beneficial, do not identify internal equipment defects early enough to prevent breakdowns.
Costly downtimes can be avoided by monitoring the condition and performance of the equipment during operation to detect and eliminate defects before unplanned downtimes occur
Condition based monitoring technologies, such as vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and motor circuit analysis, detect defects and accurately assess the condition of parts. These tools provide the analysis needed to know which parts to replace and when to replace them. Planning ahead saves time, saves money, and minimizes downtime.