Consider your assembly line, the way your product is sized and handled during assembly. Moving parts during production can be cumbersome and in some cases unsafe.
Streamlining your production line with material handling or staging fixtures can prove to be:
- Beneficial at optimizing your production line
- Increase shop floor space
- Improve handling and staging
- Improve part protection
- Improve inner plant logistics,
These are just a few benefits that can impact your bottom line.
An example of this is the red reusable parts handling fixture .This multi purpose design has a split lid for safe easy opening and loading by one-person. It offers protection for staged parts, and is stackable, reducing floor space demands along the production line.
This steel aircraft engine stand serves multiple functions. Introduced early in the production line sequence, it works as a build stand. Then It travels through production serving as a material handling fixture. At final inspection it becomes the shipping fixture by attaching the pre-designed wood top box to the base.
And note the vibration dampener Incorporated within the steel frame.
Material Handling fixtures were introduced to help streamline this hydraulic ram Manufacturer ‘s production line .
Previously they stored unfinished parts on pallets spread across a large section of their production and warehouse floor. Hand trucks were required to move these pallets when traveling down the line. This method caused a log jam, which bogged down production.
Valley Box’s solution was to design and construct vertical multi-part fixtures with casters allowing for movement throughout the assembly, eliminating the need for pallets, and improving floor space and productivity.
These fixtures decreased the amount of space needed for unfinished parts to 47%. of what was previously required, improved the mobility of the previously palleted parts, and significantly decreased the handling time that was associated with the pallet method.