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Enhancing Manufacturing Industry Through Industrial Furniture

Updated: Jan 10


manufacturing space layout

A Glimpse Into Manufacturing Space Layout


Introduction

We all want a productive and efficient workspace. Guess what – the right workstation can make a big difference! This blog shows you how picking the right workstation can turn your manufacturing area into a super-smooth and innovative zone. Keep reading!


Production Area - Mastering Material Flow

Production is the heart of any manufacturing business. To make sure all the manufacturing operations run smoothly, you need to plan and organize the process. The goal is to get the right quality, right amount, right time, and at the right cost. To achieve this goal, here are a few factors to keep in mind-

  1. To ensure efficient material handling and process flow, the travel distance between workstations & storage areas should be minimal.

  2. Incorporating appropriate storage solutions like shelves, and bins for raw materials.

  3. Utilizing vertical space to maximize storage capacity helps declutter the floor.

  4. Designing workstations with proper tools and materials, along with effective material handling, optimizes material flow and reduces production bottlenecks.

  5. Utilizing Heavy-duty workbenches for a sturdy and spacious surface for various production tasks such as assembly and repairs.

  6. By including drawer-equipped base cabinets, you get tidy storage for tools and small parts, reducing mess and aiding fast item finding during production.

  7. Adding mobile cabinets eliminates the need for back-and-forth trips between workstations.

Our products like Pro Workbench, Link Stand, Scitec Workbench, Link Trolley, and Mobile Cabinet aid in achieving these goals.

Assembly Area- Where Components Unite

An assembly line (often called a progressive assembly) is like a step-by-step way of making things. Imagine parts moving from one workstation to another where the parts are added in sequence until the final assembly is produced.

To optimize workflow & achieve efficiency, the motion of workers should be minimized to the extent possible.

To make things work even better, here are various factors to consider while choosing industrial furniture-

  1. Adopting a 'pull system' where things are made only when customers actually want them, making production happen as needed.

  2. Workstations should be designed to provide an organized and ergonomic space for assembly workers to complete their tasks efficiently.

  3. Each workstation can be dedicated to a specific assembly process or product.

  4. Ergonomic design ensuring comfort and reducing strain during repetitive tasks.

  5. Workbenches provide a stable surface for assembling components and products. They can also be equipped with integrated power outlets for tools and equipment, storage options like drawers and shelves which can hold tools and materials needed for assembly.

  6. Integrating visual management tools to identify issues quickly and to keep track of work.

Furnace products that can help achieve these goals- Flexi Workstations, FIFO Racks and Trolleys.


Packaging Area- Wrapping It Up

The packaging area in the manufacturing industry plays a crucial role in preparing products for distribution and ensuring they reach customers in a safe and presentable condition. It involves various tasks such as sorting, labeling, assembling, and packing products into containers for shipping.

1. The workstations in the packaging area are like special work tables. They can be designed to accommodate various tasks such as labeling, sealing, quality checks, and packaging assembly.

2. Each workstation should be equipped with all the necessary tools, materials, and equipment needed for specific tasks.

3. Visual cues like shadow boards can help organize tools and ensure they are returned to their designated locations after use.

4. Flow racks use gravity for part feeding, cutting down on manual work. They're great for storing boxes and cartons systematically. With items moving forward as they're taken, you get a first-in, first-out setup. This means faster picking, less unnecessary moving around, and a major efficiency boost!

5. Trolleys or carts can be used to transport packaged products from one workstation to another or from the packaging area to the shipping or storage area. Trolleys should be designed to hold a specific quantity of products, preventing overloading and ensuring easy movement.


Furnace Products utilized for achieving these goals- Packing Workstation, Flow Rack, Trolley, Universal Cart, Pegboard


Repair & Maintenance Area - Fixing What's Broken

In the repair and maintenance area, having the right workstations and storage systems is crucial. They make equipment repairs, part replacements, and maintenance tasks smoother, keeping everything running smoothly.

Here's what you need to look into while considering the workstations here:

  1. A heavy-duty workbench is built to handle repair and maintenance tasks. It gives technicians a strong, spacious surface to carry out various repairs and tests.

  2. An L-shaped workbench provides lots of space for technicians to wor on different tasks at once. It's great for multitasking or when space is limited. One side can be used for diagnostics, while the other is for repairing components.

  3. The workbench that can be set up for both left-handed and right-handed technicians.

  4. You can add uprights, adjustable shelves and drawers to keep tools and materials organized and for smart storage.

  5. Integrated storage like drawers and shelves keep frequently used tools within easy reach.

  6. Mobile cabinets store specialized tools and can be moved to different workstations. This saves time searching for tools.

  7. Cabinets on wheels can be taken where they're needed, making work more efficient.

  8. Lockable cabinets keep valuable tools and materials safe.


Qa & Qc Area - Ensuring Quality

Quality assurance and quality control areas in factories need to step up their game in ensuring top-notch quality. Here's how workstations play a crucial role:

  1. Set up inspection workstations designed for efficiency. They make inspections faster and reduce disturbances.

  2. Customize workbenches with features that fit QA and QC tasks. This makes the whole quality control process smoother.

  3. Uprights with Adjustable shelves let you keep testing gear, tools, and references organized.

  4. Shelves can be changed to fit various items. Say goodbye to clutter!

  5. Workbenches come with power outlets for devices and tools. No more hunting for sockets.

  6. Good lighting reduces mistakes, so you can see things accurately.

  7. Holders keep guidelines, SOPs, and quality standards secure and tidy.

  8. Document holders mean no juggling papers while working.

  9. Attach hooks and holders to keep tools within reach.

  10. Bin rails help you grab what you need fast during tests.

  11. Everything's close by, so you can focus on inspections without constant moving around. This setup is comfy and ergonomic, preventing fatigue during longer tasks.

Furnace Products utilized- Scitec Workstation, Pro Workbench


Store area- Making Room for Everything

Storage systems play a crucial role in keeping things organized at various facilities, no matter the industry. Managing storage can be tough, especially in places like factories or industries that deal with heavy items. Sometimes, having too much stuff in storage can cause delays, slow down work, and waste money. To make things better, the way we store things in manufacturing needs to improve, so everything runs smoother and stronger. Follow the points below-

1. Consider having high-density shelves and cabinets that hold a lot of things neatly. That's what an industrial storage system does.

2. Another type of storage is mobile shelving, which is like shelves on wheels. It provides a solution to your storage needs and increases storage efficiency with a systematic filing and retrieval of storage materials.

3. Introducing trolleys to the storage landscape maximizes flexibility. These mobile units grant the power to transport materials and equipment between workstations seamlessly. By promoting efficient movement and reducing the need for excessive manual handling, smart trolleys emerge as a cornerstone of enhanced manufacturing efficiency.





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