Benefits of Good Material Handling Equipment
Fabricators of that operate high volume establishments are aware that good quality equipment plays a large role in the shop’s success. Not only that, keeping your equipment in good working order is also imperative. For that reason, we thought we would take a few minutes to go over some of the key benefits of good material handling equipment.
In this post, we will take a quick look at four key benefits to using quality material handling gear. These advantages include:
- Product Care
- Worker Safety
- Efficient Processing
These advantages somewhat work together to yield a profitable work environment, so don’t be surprised if you notice a little bit of overlap across the four points. The first benefit we will discuss is profitability.
Profiting From Good Material Handling
This is so obvious that it can be easy to overlook. The better your material handling machines are, the more profitable your shop can become. Just think about all the ways that material handling impacts your bottom line:
- Fewer Workman’s Comp Incidents
- Productivity Boosts
- Reduced Equipment Expenses
- Better Quality Work
- Workload Efficiency
Each of those items in that list can directly contribute to your bottom line. Either through generating more sales, or by reducing costs. Both of those avenues translate into higher profit margins. So keep reading if you are in the market for some increased profitability.
Good & Safe Equipment
These two types of equipment are often found together. In fact, many stone professionals would even say that good material handling equipment has to also be safe. After all, how good is a piece of equipment that is dangerous or unsafe to operate? In turn, the fewer the accidents, the more profitable the business. Additionally, you can safe cash on outgoing costs if you do not have to replace your material handling equipment as often as the next fabrication shop.
One feature of some equipment that helps reduce repurchasing is A Frames that utilize replacement rubber. Being able to replace rubber on A Frames reduces spending in a couple of ways. First, it allows the fabrication shop to continue using an A Frame that they might otherwise be looking to replace. Second, it can help protect the stone when transporting it to the saw. Just like there are a variety of diamond blades, there are also a number of kinds of material handling machines. Each kind will no doubt be available in a range of quality levels.
Material Handling Equipment & Shop Safety
Another benefit that comes from having and maintaining good material handling equipment is the safety of the workers. After all, injuries on the job can really drive up the cost of running a fabrication shop. Having well-maintained equipment ensures that slabs stay on the handling equipment. But the condition of the machines is only one aspect that produces benefits.
A second way fabrication pros benefit is by being able to work more efficiently. Utilizing safety equipment that is in good condition makes it possible to work a bit quicker that is possible if the handlers are wrestling the material as they transport it around the shop. Good equipment that fits the material well makes working fast easier.
Production Efficiency Yields Profits
It all boils down to the fact that efficiency is directly related to the profitability of the shop. And the formula is pretty simple. The more you can get done in a given time frame, the more money your shop takes in. And the less money you spend to do that amount of work, the more of the income the shop gets to keep. It’s as simple as that!
So, in conclusion, why not take some time to examine your workflow and the quality of your material handling equipment. If there are ways that you can increase productivity and boost shop safety while ramping up the quality of production, seize those opportunities and experience the benefits that come from good material handling equipment.