If you are in the process of setting up a manufacturing business, you will probably have invested in manufacturing premises. In addition to providing a large enough space in which you can house all the machinery needed as part of the production line, your premises might also contain office space, a warehouse, and a shipping zone.
However, it would be exceedingly rare for manufacturing premises to be entirely suited to your precise needs already. As such, you are likely to have to carry out extensive renovation work. Here are four essentials that you shouldn’t forget when renovation your manufacturing premises.
Conveyor belt system
You are likely to have to retrieve manufacturing materials from your storage space regularly, which can be time-consuming to search out and collect. A conveyor belt system provides you with a quick and easy solution to transporting items around your manufacturing premises. Lay it out so that it does not get in the way of any walkways and is situated at convenient points from which members of staff can insert and remove items.
You could even use a conveyor belt as part of the production line to transport products to each different stage of the production journey.
Pallet coding system
Once your products have been successfully made, they will have to be safely packaged and stored on pallets for shipment. A pallet coding system like Diagraph can streamline this process. An automated labeling system uses sensors to reduce label application complications, therefore ensuring that the label to product match is correct.
Furthermore, a pallet labeling system enables manufacturers to drive pallet labelers on multiple transit lines from a single controller, increasing efficiency and labeling accuracy.
Manufacturing premises are extremely likely to experience extreme temperatures, from extreme cold during the winter months to extreme heat in the summer (made all the worse when the machinery is operating). As such, it is vitally important that you have a robust ventilation system to ensure good airflow in your manufacturing plant for the comfort of your workforce and to retain the quality of your products.
Furthermore, the manufacturing process may produce noxious fumes or dust particles that should be removed from the atmosphere to ensure the health and safety of your workforce. This can be achieved with a ventilation system.
You should consider the products you are making, materials used in your manufacturing process, and their optimum storage situation. For instance, perishable materials should be stored in an industrial refrigerator, and if you are dealing with foodstuffs, they should be properly packaged and separated to avoid cross-contamination. Likewise, if you use unstable chemicals as part of your manufacturing process, they should be stored in a safe location that is unlikely to be disturbed. Furthermore, ensure that you have sufficient storage space in which to keep your finished pallets before shipping.