How to Create a More Effective Material Handling System
Material handling takes up 95% of your time in a commercial paint line. But when optimizing material handling systems, businesses often concentrate on the upfront equipment costs while ignoring the long-term costs related to equipment location and parts transport. An effective material handling system starts with line design, which streamlines the process from fabrication to finish.
Let’s look at the inefficient way to set up a material handling system, a process common to many facilities.
Material Handling: The Wrong Way
In a typical flow, organizations put the welded parts on a skid, which is then loaded onto a forklift, which then transports those parts to the painting line. Then, everything needs to be loaded onto the conveyor system one by one. Finally, the painting can begin.
Afterward, parts are loaded back onto a skid and brought to the b
Five Steps to Improving Your Overhead Conveyor Process
At Mighty Hook, our products improve your overhead conveyor manufacturing process. They provide better quality control. They save you time and money by improving ergonomics, allowing you to hang, rack and mask faster and more efficiently. They improve employee safety. And first and foremost, help give you the competitive edge by increasing your powder coating line throughput and flexibility, improving your manufacturing processes and streamlining your assembly lines.
We’ve been improving production lines since the day we first opened for business. How do we do it? With the following, proven five-step process—a process that assures we can quickly and resourcefully engineer the best solution for any manufacturing line, and enhance your overhead conveyor process.
Four Components to Optimizing Your Powder Coating Racks
Most people look at rack design from a single, simple perspective—how many parts can fit on the hanger? As a result, the racking may be the last part of a production line that is designed and built, often as an afterthought. In reality, however, your powder coating racks are among the most important parts of your line. Inefficient powder coating racks slow down the entire production line, minimize throughput, increase your costs, add labor time and energy, and even impact team member safety. Fortunately, when it comes to quality and cost savings, production speed and safety, it all comes together with Mighty Hook.
An industry leader in production line efficiency, we practically wrote the book on quality powder coating racks. Whether we are manufacturing powder peg racks, batch racks or any number of custom rack options, we always consider these four key components in delivering the most optimized ones:
Categories: Angle Pivot Tooling System
How to increase line density by up to 50% with a simple pivot
Mighty Hook is where it all comes together. It’s where custom-engineered products meet a higher level of support and experience. It’s where improved ergonomics meet lower costs. It’s also where our thoughtful engineering approach delivers greater efficiency and productivity, including overall higher throughput.
One way to increase that throughput is with our patented Angle Pivot Tooling System. Many coating lines suffer from low output due to space requirements between parts. As PCI Magazine says, “Designing an efficient hanging system for an application is one of the
Categories: Employee Spotlight
Meet Aurora Rodriguez
How did you come to work for Mighty Hook?
I actually applied for a different position than the role I am in, but I was offered the administrative accounting position because Mighty Hook felt it was a better opportunity for me. Everyone was so nice and understanding during the interview process and I knew that I wanted to work here. This industry is completely new for me and will be a new challenge in my career.
What do you like most about working for Mighty Hook?
I like the people most of all! Everyone I have met has been great. It’s a very relaxed environment to work in. I am looking forward to diving deeper into learning this role and the future opportunities it offers.
What are you passionate about?
Painting has a