Whether you’re a business owner or an employee, you have probably come into contact with some pretty interesting technological advancements in the past 10 to 20 years. Cash registers do most the work for us, there are now self checkouts at most grocery stores and you can rent movies outside many local shops without needing to speak to a single person. The world is becoming extremely automated; requiring only a quick program to get a system up and running.
While not every company is going to need all the latest high-tech equipment, knowing what’s out there is empowering. You never know when these things may become a part of your everyday life and something you may be reaching for in the not-so-distant future, for personal or business-related needs.
Making Productivity Go Through the Roof
Who doesn’t love productivity? If you could find a way to unload that truck or sort those products even just two or three times as quickly, wouldn’t you do it? It feels great to get things done and with machines, getting the job done isn’t quite as difficult as it used to be. Machines, such as robotic palletisers can help you move your goods as desired, without all the need of man-power. They take up little more space than a few workers and mean less strain on human backs and joints. Over the long term, they pay for themselves, while also allowing employees to get other more important tasks done and keeping them healthier, longer.
There are also other forms of palletisers out there, such as high and low level. These machines can be programmed to gently handle and stack your products, without the worry of damage or accidents; coming out perfect every single time. Stacking anything from soft materials (sand, fertilizer) to hard materials (such as wood or metal) has never been easier than it is today. Did we mention these machines can also wrap for you, which by the way is a whole other topic in itself. There are also machines, such as table wrappers, that can strictly meet your packaging goals. No more paying someone to wrap the same products over and over again, 8 hours a day. A machine can do the job for much longer periods of time. Keep employees working on things such as driving, handling meats and other tasks that you may not feel comfortable having a machine complete.
Handling Granule Product Transfers with Far Less Hassle
For companies related to the food or chemical industry, pneumatic (or air) conveying systems may be in order. Not only are these systems going to keep your products safe and clean, but they don’t necessarily require as much space as you may think, as they can be placed just about anywhere a pipeline can.
Pneumatic conveyers are great for handling large amounts of granule materials, including but definitely not limited to: cement, grain, and ash. Getting your products from point A to point B doesn’t have to be so tricky. Even if your current setup isn’t exactly optimal, there are many powder handling companies out there who can help get your materials where you need them, without all the mess and stress.
A Little Money Now Means Long-Term Simplicity: Human vs. Machine
While many people worry that machines are going to take the place of human workers, this doesn’t have to be the case. In order to have the most effective work place, considering having a mixture of robotic and human workers is going to give you a variety of options that weren’t possible in the past. Robotic options may cost a pretty penny in the beginning but they definitely help keep profits high, so are worth considering as making a part of your current budget. Less human error makes for a much more efficient work day, every single day and fewer injuries on the job. All in all, machines help not only business owners but the people working for companies, as well, making everyone’s work load a little more manageable.
Another reason machines tend to intimidate people is because they seem so complicated at first glance. It’s hard not to worry about the ‘what ifs’. What’s great about the many options out there today is that they have emergency shut-offs in reach as a safety precaution and come in user-friendly designs. Ergonomics and safety are two main concerns in today’s day and age, but it’s still a good idea to shop around. Not only should you compare prices but warranties and the history of the businesses you are looking to purchase from are also crucial to look into. You want to know you can trust a company, as well as their products and be protected in the event something doesn’t go as planned: whether it be a faulty product or trouble in the programming process.
About the Author: Sam Watson is the owner of pneumaticconveying.com.au. His firm deals in Pneumatic conveying systems and are amongst the leading traders in Australia. He started this business 20 years back and has seen many changes in the work methods and technologies which has resulted in increased productivity. He also likes blogging and his articles regularly feature on many blogging sites.