Most manufacturing companies find that it is nearly impossible to operate efficiently, safely and cost-effectively without the right material handling equipment. Furthermore they find customization of that equipment enhances it's numerous benefits. There are many types of material handling equipment including:
What Is Storage Equipment?
Storage equipment is any equipment used for holding or buffering materials over a period of time (and may include transport) typically they help preserve valuable work floor space. Having enough space to work plays a significant role in product protection, worker safety and lean manufacturing. To reap the benefits, however, it is important to make sure the equipment matches the specific needs of your environment. Sure, material handling equipment may be purchased ready-made, but in many cases only a custom solution will do.
- Racks (for hanging)
These types of storage have a lot of mounting options for instance casters can be added to create a rolling cart or stationary legs with delrin capped feet to prevent marring of surfaces.
6 Benefits of Storage Equipment
Simply put, manufacturing companies can greatly reduce excess operating costs and increase profitability by adding storage equipment. Customization further enhances the numerous benefits easily storing materials has to offer. Storage equipment can:
- 1. Offer better inventory control
- 2. Free skilled employees to perform higher-value activities
- 3. Improve product protection of valuable inventory
- 4. Improve work flow and shorten production times
- 5. Reduce storage footprint requirements
- 6. Reduce employee injuries with better ergonomics