Factory Floors Built to Handle Manufacturing Workload
Factory design and layout changes to improve flow of manufacturing processes can significantly increase manufacturing output and efficiency. Research shows that 76.9% of US Manufacturers saw increased profits through use of improved methodologies including diesel engine maker Cummins Inc who credits lean methodology improvements for their increase in profits in a weak truck market in 2010.
Accomplishing these results through rearrangement of factory layout and equipment can stress and crack manufacturing floors not constructed or reinforced to handle the equipment weight load. Factory improvements need to start at the floor level to avoid extensive floor repair costs that can erode profits achieved through increased factory efficiency.
First – will floor handle weight during equipment moving?
The ability of the floor to handle the stress of heavy equipment moving depends on the construction quality of the floor and factors on concrete slab thickness, amount of concrete reinforcement, quality of subfloor materials and subfloor compaction. In an existing floor these factors are unknown without expensive testing. The experienced equipment mover will plan for the least floor impact when completing heavy equipment relocation’s using steel plates to disburse the weight load when floor strength is in question.
Second – will floor handle weight of installed equipment?
Industrial manufacturing equipment often has specific installation and use requirements that will dictate floor construction. The weight of the equipment to be installed, the combined manufacturing weight, the equipment anchoring system, the necessary vibration control and other manufacturing process criteria will often require floor reconstruction to meet the equipment specifications.
Third – will floor stand up to full manufacturing use?
Manufacturing sanitation, microbiological control and housekeeping requirements will impact the design and construction material selection for the manufacturing floor. Concrete formulas and seamless floor applications designed to withstand chemical cleaning solvents are critical to maintaining floor durability and meet sanitation standards. Floor construction methods including monolithic concrete installation and acid proof brick installations will also significantly improve floor usefulness and sanitation when completed correctly.
A review of what is UNDER your manufacturing equipment will save you time and money on your next manufacturing equipment move or production upgrade.Â Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma manufacturers contact Storee for equipment moving and factory floor construction to meet today’s manufacturing equipment and compliance standards. Call 888-736-2032. www.storee.com.