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Internal, But Building-to-Building Material Transportation

Internal, But Building-to-Building Material Transportation

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Hi. We have a manufacturing plant that has multiple buildings on the same campus. We need to move skids of parts from one building to another many times during the days and we currently use forklifts, but could use other options. Does anyone know of best practices or ways of calculating the best way to move parts internally (but outdoors) within a manufacturing plant? Thanks much!

RE: Internal, But Building-to-Building Material Transportation

Hi,

Worked at a machine shop in an aircraft mfg company. They went from moving parts on skids to specialized material handling carts designed for each part. Some are multi-use carts where applicable. Almost all part moving is by tugs rather than forklifts and the incidence of damage decreased. The carts can be connected in a train. They are loaded by work order.

RE: Internal, But Building-to-Building Material Transportation

(OP)
Thanks for the reply and the information, SkipVought. Did the trains run outside as well as inside the facility? Also, what all did you consider in the cost and benefits of the system? Thanks!

RE: Internal, But Building-to-Building Material Transportation

There's a lot of material handling equipment about - most people use electrical wheelbarrows, trailer and power tugs. This is a good site that will tell you more about your options - http://www.nu-starmhl.com

Hope that's answered your question blockomo and i haven't gone completely off on a tangent haha.

Eco Blast
http://www.ecoblastsupplies.co.uk/

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