How to Optimize Space in Manufacturing Facilities with an Overhead Lifting Solution

Posted on July 26, 2017 in Gantry Cranes

Whenever material handling companies are in the process of building manufacturing and production facilities, and EPC (engineering procurement construction) company can play a significant role in the overall success of that client.  A facility’s design and layout can dramatically impact the available space occupied by the employees and inventory of that particular structure.  Furthermore, this can have a huge impact on the daily operations of that facility as well as your bottom line.

Consequently, where the construction of any manufacturing plant is concerned, space optimization is the key to building the perfect production facility.  Large industrial floor-movers add to construction costs and reduce the amount of available floor space that is used to move inventory and store it.  More importantly, this can pose numerous safety risks for the employees and equipment operators that work there on a daily basis.  One of the more innovative ways to reduce this safety risks are overhead lifting solutions.

Remember, when it comes to handling and moving materials within a manufacturing or production facility, efficiency and employee safety should be your top priorities.  These solutions take advantage of the ceiling space that is overlooked and deemed unusable.  Fortunately, there are a number of different customizable crane systems and overhead lifting solutions available today.  This type of equipment and machinery helps to:

  • enhance employee safety
  • increase overall productivity
  • reduce hazardous clutter

Overhead lifting systems encompass several different types of equipment which include bridges, cranes, gantries, hoists, jibs, monorails, and trolleys, all of which can be operated electrically, manually, or pneumatically.  These overhead lifting solutions offer some very advantageous features such extreme control capabilities and rigid precision. This is an important criteria in many industries.

Additionally, the automation capabilities and innovative technology of these systems enables the output of real-time data regarding information on loads and running time.  In so doing, contractors and plant managers can monitor their production processes and be able to identify areas where improvement and optimization are needed.  However, of utmost importance is the fact that these overhead lifting solutions can prevent workers from getting injured on the job by reducing obstacles on the facility floor.  Furthermore, they help to limit and reduce how much manual lifting must be done by the employees.

The bottom line is that these systems offer the type of lifting capacity and precision that highly efficient production operations require by keeping the floors of the facility obstacle free.  In turn, this helps to reduce the amount of manual machine operation required on a daily basis.  An EPC company can provide a variety of systems and can assist you in the design and layout of your manufacturing facility.  By taking these different overhead lifting solutions into consideration, you can create a facility that is optimized for the most usable space possible and safer for your clients as well.