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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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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Driver Access Cages: The Security Feature You Might Be Overlooking

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Blog, Recent News

Driver Access Cages: The Security Feature You Might Be Overlooking

You go above and beyond to keep your employees safe. You always stay up to code and you follow every protocol in existence, but if you still allow open access to your facilities, there is still a lot that might go wrong. Driver access cages by WireCrafters are the newest security feature that close off your entrances in a cost-effective way to keep your employees and products safe. Driver Access Cages Explained Driver access cages are aptly named, as they literally look like cages and they offer a place for drivers to wait when they arrive at your facility. They are constructed out of heavy-duty 10-gauge wire that is woven into a solid rectangular mesh and they can be anchored to existing walls or setup to be freestanding. Driver access cages are mass produced in 6’ x 6’ and 8’ x 8’ sizes, but the panels are crafted one foot at a time, so they can easily be customized to your exact needs. Since they are completely transparent, they can add solid containment without requiring any additional HVAC or lighting expenses. Why Use Driver Access Cages The main purpose of driver access cages is to secure your facility. Whether you are using them at docks, visitor access areas, break entrances, or anything else, driver access cages protect your employees, yourself, and your inventory. Protect Your People – Both authorized and unauthorized personnel can seriously injure themselves by walking into an active work area. With driver access cages, they will have to be let into the facility, which will only be done when the area is safe. Protect Yourself – Of course the safety of the people is a top priority, but open entrances are also a huge insurance risk for you. Even someone looking for a bathroom could have a major accident by wandering into an area with operating fork trucks. Protect Your Inventory – Keeping unauthorized people away from your inventory and your equipment is a huge reason to install driver access cages. Options to Improve Your Experience Our basic driver access cages provide everything you need to keep your facility secure, including a window with a shelf to offer an easy way to exchange any necessary paperwork and a hinge door with an interior key lock. However, with some additional features, your driver access cages will be even more functional: Install a push bar on the exit door to allow your employees easy access to the outside. Include a steel bench of varying widths to offer a seating area inside of the cage for any drivers or personnel awaiting entry. Opt for a ceiling panel crafted of the same heavy-duty wire to seal off all possible points of entry. Add on single or double high guardrails on the exterior of the driver access cages to provide added protection from outside forces. Invest in card readers or remote...

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Building a Safer Work Environment: Easy Arm

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Blog, Recent News

Building a Safer Work Environment: Easy Arm

Building a safer work environment offers many benefits to employers. Beyond the benefit of knowing that you’re taking care of the people who make your business run, there are practical purposes for investing heavily in manufacturing equipment that improves overall safety, like Easy Arm. How can the Easy Arm Help? Easy Arm is a zero gravity device that aids in lifting heavy materials. It is available as a freestanding unit or can be overhung for use with multiple work cells or to free up valuable floor space. Freestanding units are ideal for workspaces requiring a span of 14 or fewer feet. The unity helps by doing the heavy lifting instead of your employees. It also takes care of loads that may be awkward and risky for employees to carry. This reduces the risks of back injuries from the improper carrying of the loads, accidents from bumping into people or objects while carrying heavy loads, and injuries that may result. Ultimately it creates a safer work environment. The freestanding version of Easy Arm can lift up to 330 pounds at speeds of up to 180 feet per minute. One company found that using this piece of manufacturing equipment allowed the operators to move five times the amount of material creating much faster cycle times. Another added benefit was a sharp reduction in worker fatigue and the typical end of shift drop in productivity. There was also a corresponding reduction in repetitive motion injuries with the Easy Arm. How Can A-Lined Help You Improve Workplace Safety even Further? Creating a safer work environment takes time, dedicated focus, and a deep knowledge of options available. A-Lined not only brings that singular focus and understanding of manufacturing equipment and workplace safety needs to improve safety, but can also help employers boost productivity, maximize labor results, and streamline the movement of materials throughout the operation. We deal in the highest quality products from well-respected manufacturers. We do this so that you can work with us with confidence. We begin by offering consultations to determine what it is you want and how he can help. Then we work to come up with the solutions you need and deliver them so that you have the safer work environment you’re trying to create. Materials handling can be risky business. A-Lined works with you to reduce risks and improve results. Work with us today and let us put our 70 years of combined experience serving Connecticut businesses to work creating a turnkey solution for your...

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An Overview of Palletpal® Pallet Lifting Devices

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Blog, Recent News

An Overview of Palletpal® Pallet Lifting Devices

One of the best ways to make both your employees and your wallet happy is to make the process of loading and unloading pallets faster, easier, and safer. At A-Lined, we have a complete lineup of pallet lifting devices by PalletPal® that are sure to do just that. These pallet lifting devices are some of the most efficient pieces of warehouse equipment out there, and shouldn’t be optional. These devices are simple to operate; yet they improve warehouse productivity dramatically. Palletpal® Powered-Hydraulic/Pneumatic The Powered Palletpal® options are simple lifting devices that give the operator complete control. Available with both hydraulic (uses 115V power) and pneumatic (uses shop air) control, the Powered lifter contains a foot control that makes the unit adjustable to an infinite amount of positions. The worker can effortlessly set it at the perfect height for them, eliminating most occurrences of back strain. Additionally, the Powered pallet lifting device has a manual turntable on top, which allows the operator to quickly turn the load so there is no need to stretch across the pallet or waste time by walking around the load. The PalletPal® Powered devices also include built-in fork pockets so they can be easily moved with the fork truck. Palletpal® Roll-On™(for Use with Hand Pallet Trucks) Another excellent warehouse device is the PalletPal® Roll-On™ level loader. This pallet lifting device was designed to be used as a companion to a hand pallet truck, and it is sure to make the job a lot easier. The Roll-On™ runs on internal hydraulic power, and lowers to floor height with touch of a button. Once it’s loaded, the operator can choose the height of the pallet for the unloading process. To make unloading a breeze, the Roll-On™ has narrow side and back panels that are easy to reach over, giving the user access from all sides. The unloading process is further streamlined with the optional turntable, which automatically rotates the load. Palletpal® Mobile Leveler If a ride-on fork truck is not doable as part of your warehouse equipment, then the PalletPal® Mobile Leveler is a must. It can easily reposition pallets throughout the warehouse, and even help move your other PalletPal® devices. The versatility of this lifting device allows it to accept any pallet or skid with an open or closed bottom up to 40 inches wide. The Mobile Leveler operates on an 115V battery and includes a charger. With the selection of pallet lifting devices available from A-Lined, you will be able to improve your warehouse’s efficiency while making your employees’ jobs easier. Contact us today to find out which pallet lifting devices we recommend adding to your warehouse equipment....

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Warehouse Equipment: The Rotator

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Blog, Recent News

Warehouse Equipment: The Rotator

No matter what industry you are in, you are probably always looking for ways to make your job just a little bit easier. You may already have some high quality warehouse equipment to help, but unless you have The Rotator, things may be harder than they have to be.

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