Contamination can have a dramatic effect on the life and effectiveness of equipment, resulting in increased wear rates and damage, loss of equipment reliability and reduced component efficiency. As equipment continues to become more complex, and manufactured with tighter clearances, system contamination is increasingly important to control maintenance costs and improve equipment reliability.
Recently, enterprises have seen enormous gains in scalability, flexibility, and affordability as they migrated from proprietary, monolithic server architectures to architectures that are virtualized, open source, standardized, and commoditized.
Increasingly, companies are mandating the move to forklift free production floors on the basis of highly visible macro issues like safety improvements, reduced forklift lease and maintenance costs. However, there are many other less visible advantages with direct and secondary benefits that may play an important role in reducing costs and improving customer response.