Spotlight on Steel Mezzanines: Start Off 2017 With a Competitive Advantage

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Recent News

Spotlight on Steel Mezzanines: Start Off 2017 With a Competitive Advantage

When your facility runs out of space, you can build a new addition, or, for a simpler and less expensive option, you can invest in a steel mezzanine platform. Increase your square footage and improve productivity with our custom mezzanines, giving you a competitive edge as you begin the New Year. Here is a closer look at the many advantages of mezzanine platforms. Utilize Existing Space Your floor space is already in place, and unless you want to embark on some major construction, there is nothing you can do about it. But what about all of the wasted space above your equipment and storage? With a mezzanine, you can put this empty air to work for you, using it for everything from an office space to a storage space to a production space. Save Money Not only will a mezzanine platform cost you significantly less than new construction will, there is a high possibility it can also offer significant tax savings in the form of depreciation. And think about how much more money you can make by increasing your manufacturing space. Minimize Facility Interruptions With a traditional building add-on, you can expect for parts of your facility to be out of commission for months on end. On the contrary, our mezzanine platforms are designed to go up quickly and easily, so you can avoid interruptions to your production schedule. We like to compare our mezzanines to an erector set, where all you have to do is take the specially crafted steel components and bolt them together to form a strong, dependable, heavy-duty structure. Comply with National and Local Codes As you know, every part of your facility has to meet both local and national codes. To ensure compliance is simple, our mezzanines are guaranteed to meet all of the stringent industry standards in regards to capacity, size, and space requirements. Use for Heavy-duty Functions Mezzanines are not just an extra space for lightweight tasks; they are built to be just as strong structurally as if you were placing objects on the ground floor. With our heavy-duty standard 5″ x 5″ x 3/16″ columns and our 12″ x 12″ x 3/4″ baseplates, you can rely on the mezzanine to provide the support you need. Get a Custom Mezzanine At A-Lined Handling Systems, we know that not every facility has the same needs when it comes to their mezzanine platforms. That’s why our engineering team will work with you to construct a cost-effective mezzanine that meets your daily demands, including the load size and height requirements you have. We also feature a variety of accessories to further improve the functionality of your mezzanine platforms, such as sliding gates, railings, swing gates, landings, and more. Best of all, most custom mezzanines can be easily reconfigured and relocated if needed.   To learn more about our heavy-duty mezzanine platforms, or to get a...

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The Newest Material Lift on the Market: Introducing the RiderLift

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Recent News

The Newest Material Lift on the Market: Introducing the RiderLift

Wildeck has just released a new solution to material handling, and we think you are going to love it. The RiderLift is similar to a VRC in the fact that it allows you to transport material from one level to the next; however, the RiderLift also allows one trained and authorized person to travel with the goods instead of having to take the stairs. The RiderLift is the first material handling solution of its kind, creating an entirely new product category that lies between a VRC and a freight elevator. Here is a closer look at the many benefits: Improves Material Handling Efficiency The most obvious benefit of the RiderLift as a material lift is the amount of time it will save your company. Instead of the freight getting a quick ride while the passenger still has to take the stairs, both of them can arrive at the destination at the same time. This will not only make your operations more efficient, it can also up the capacities of your facility. And if your facility has no current material lift, this efficiency improvement goes up tenfold. Decreases Security Risks When your materials ride alone, there is an inherent risk involved, as the materials could become damaged along the way. With the RiderLift, someone is always with the freight. Reduces Workplace Accidents When your workers have to carry heavy loads up and down stairs, there is always a chance of them pulling a muscle or falling and severely injuring themselves. With a RiderLift at your facility, your workers can easily get heavy loads—the material lift has a 2,500-pound weight limit—to the mezzanine without worrying about pulling a muscle or tripping. Helps Your Bottom Line The RiderLift gives you the convenience of a freight elevator without the hefty price tag and intense installation process. However, the material lift is monitored under the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. You get the benefit of having a rider go along with your cargo and you don’t have to spend a fortune.   If you have a mezzanine or a multi-floor facility and you are looking for a simple way to transport cargo between levels, the RiderLift is the clear choice. By allowing an authorized user to hop on board, you can increase your efficiency while decreasing the risk of theft or injuries. This innovative material handling system is sure to bring an abundance of opportunities to your company. To learn more about this groundbreaking material lift, contact A-Lined Handling Systems...

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Use Partition Machine Guarding to Help Keep Your Industrial Workplace Safe

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Blog, Recent News

Use Partition Machine Guarding to Help Keep Your Industrial Workplace Safe

While your company pays attention to a lot of varying metrics, none are more important than the number of workplace accidents your company faces. Not only do workplace accidents result in insurance claims and OSHA fines, you genuinely want all of your employees to remain accident free. Our partition machine guarding—in both woven wire and welded varieties—is a great way to separate your automated equipment from passersby. About Our Partition Machine Guarding While there are several types of machine guarding, sometimes, full-height protection is required, which is where our partition guarding comes in. Essentially, this type of machine guarding provides see-through, portable walls around automated equipment. They use either welded wire mesh or woven wire panels that are bolted to posts to provide a barrier wherever you need one. Our machine guarding partitions are most commonly located near laser cutters, robotic cells, press brake equipment stations, and weld cells, but their uses are limitless. Wire partitions are preferred to light curtains or switch mats because there are no electrical malfunctions to worry about and they are primarily maintenance free. Easily Customizable to Meet Your Machine Guarding Needs The standard partition is five feet tall and is available in widths ranging from one foot to ten feet. Since our partition barriers feature a modular design, you can choose any combination of sizes to fit your space, with each mesh available in heavy, medium, or light duty strength. We also offer a full line of lift out panels, hinged and sliding doors, and latches that effortlessly integrate with your system for complete functionality. Always OSHA Compliant All of our partition machine guarding complies with OSHA standards. Additionally, they are ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 compliant, which means that the barriers collaborate with the machines according to the safety standards set out in the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 change. When OSHA shows up at your facility in search of hazards, you won’t have to worry. Your automated equipment will have the proper protection surrounding it so that your risk of workplace accidents is greatly reduced.   Workplace safety is always a priority for any industrial space. With our high-quality partition machine guarding, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are doing your part to keep your employees accident free—while protecting your machines in the process. To learn more about our partition machine guarding, or any other machine guarding options, contact us today. We will work with you to come up with a customized guarding setup that flawlessly meets your...

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3 Access Solutions Your Manufacturing Facility or Warehouse Needs

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Recent News

3 Access Solutions Your Manufacturing Facility or Warehouse Needs

Whether your crew is retrieving items from the highest shelf, needing a direct route across a floor covered in conveyors, or reaching the controls of a large machine, they will require the assistance of one of our access solutions. From rolling ladders to conveyor crossovers to machine stands, we have a full inventory of high-quality, OSHA-compliant access solutions to improve the efficiency of your warehouse or manufacturing plant. Rolling Ladders One of our most widely used access solutions is rolling ladders. They are simple to use, extremely durable, and provide workers with safe and effective access to whatever they need to reach. Rolastair™ Rolling Ladders are constructed with heavy-duty casters, non-skid stair surfaces, and steel tube construction for a solid work surface. All of our rolling ladders have dependable locking devices and are OSHA compliant. We can also customize our rolling ladders with a variety of optional features to meet even the most unique needs, including: Fold-down shelves for easy access from any side of the ladder Customized handrail heights Several paint options available Extra deep platforms for even more functional workspace Narrow rolling ladders to fit in any aisle Conveyor Crossovers If your warehouse or manufacturing facility uses conveyor systems, you know how much they can impact the efficiency of other tasks. With our conveyor crossovers, you can easily improve pedestrian traffic flow around any automated system. Our access solutions get you the clearance you need to ensure the conveyor crossover still leaves plenty of space for the task at hand, while providing a durable walkway for easy access throughout the facility. The treaded stairs and deck, bright yellow paint, and 45-degree angled stairways further improve the functionality and safety of our conveyor crossovers, which can also be customized to fit your specific needs. Machine Stands Oftentimes, the machinery and equipment your crew needs to access contains out-of-reach control panels. With our machine stands, your workers can get the additional height they need without having to worry about their safety. Our machine stands are extremely durable, crafted from steel tubes, and can even be placed over obstructions securely. These access solutions include safety grating on the steps and optional guardrails for even more security. The machine stands are customizable to give you the height and deck space you require.   Whether you are in need of rolling ladders, conveyor crossovers, or machine stands, we have the access solutions you require to keep your crew safe and your facility functional. Best of all, our entire line of access solutions can be customized to flawlessly fit your space. Contact A-Lined Handling Systems now for more information about any of our access...

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Guarding Solutions to Keep Employees Safe and Equipment Protected

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Blog, Recent News

Guarding Solutions to Keep Employees Safe and Equipment Protected

Guarding equipment is an important part of any warehouse or manufacturing plant. It helps to keep your employees safe while protecting your expensive equipment. Due to their bright, can’t-miss coloring, guarding is also an excellent way to direct the traffic flow of pedestrians. Do You Need Guarding Equipment? First, you need to establish if your warehouse or manufacturing plant is in need of guarding equipment. Here are some questions to ask yourself to determine which guarding solutions could benefit your company: Is it clear where pedestrians are supposed to walk and which aisles are reserved for vehicles, conveyors, or robotic equipment? Is there guarding surrounding any automated equipment to keep people away and to abide by OSHA guidelines? Do you have any overhead conveyors? If so, do they have guarding equipment in place to keep objects from falling? Do your shelving systems feature guarding equipment to keep any items stocked on them from falling into the work areas or walkways? Are the entry points for workers properly guarded from any vehicle traffic? Do you have guarding equipment in place at the end of rows, pallet racks, and tunnel bays to protect them from being hit with vehicles or robotic equipment? Do you have proper protection in front of the building columns to keep them from sustaining damage during daily activities? Do any elevated work areas, including mezzanines, shipping docks, and loading/unloading areas, have proper guarding equipment to keep people and products from falling? Do all vertical ladders have the proper guarding installed to prevent dangerous falls? Do all fixed structures, including electrical equipment, designated work cells, and offices, have guarding solutions in place to prevent vehicle traffic from running into them? If you answered no to any of the above questions, then you are in need of guarding solutions. Guarding Solutions for You At A-Lined, we have a full inventory of high-quality guarding equipment to meet all of your guarding needs. Here is a closer look at our top guarding solutions: Guard Rails – Our Wilgard® protective guard rail systems are ideal for any situation where you need to provide barriers between work equipment and your employees. Painted a bright yellow, guard rails can be used in a variety of places throughout your plant. End-of-Aisle Protectors – The Wildeck® End-of-Aisle Rack Protectors are an excellent guarding solution to keep your racks and inventory protected from fork lifts, trucks, or other motorized equipment. Safety Bollards – By creating a solid physical barrier from trucks and fork lifts, our vertical Safety Bollards keep your warehouse equipment and loading dock doors, scratch and dent free. Swing Gate – The Laddergard™ Swing Gate is a great guarding solution to keep personnel safe while using high-traffic access ladders. Overhead Gate – Our Overhead Safety Gate will ensure the safe, smooth transport of palletized material both to and from your mezzanine. To learn more about...

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