4 Steps to Better Hanging Rack Systems
Racking system planning tips for more efficient powder coating
In the latest issue of Powder Coated Tough magazine, we outline four steps that will help you find the most efficient racking system for any product you are coating, because every product has its own unique characteristics. And even though every product hangs differently on a paint rack, the temptation is to find a one-size-fits-all solution. That instinct can actually cost you efficiencies and profits. In reality, an “all-purpose” rack is a “no-purpose” rack.
When a customized racking system makes sense, taking the time to plan out that system for optimal results pays dividends by cutting wasted time, wasted coatings, and wasted space. Oftentimes, the most optimal solution is a balance between customization and flexibility within a single hanging racking system. You want to create an efficient system, but you don’t want to completely straitjacket your processes unnecessarily.
Efficiency in racking is about space density on the line. The more densely you can run your products down the conveyor, the more efficiency and cost savings you can gain. There are many ways to gain throughput on the coating line without sacrificing quality. The gains you experience will come from increasing density within a custom coating rack system, increasing density on the conveyor, increasing the speed with which you can load each rack, and increasing the efficiencies of rack transfer.
These four steps will guide you to optimal results:
- Step 1: Racking Suitability – When should you choose racking?
- Step 2: Dedicated vs. Modular Racking – Which will work better for you?
- Step 3: On-line vs. Off-line Racking – Have you weighed all the factors?
- Step 4: Optimizing Conveyor Space – Have you looked into all the options?
Learn how to work through all four steps in the January/February issue of Powder Coated Tough magazine.
Or, if you would rather Might Hook design a custom coating rack system, let us know!
Categories: Angle Pivot Tooling System
A New Angle
Sometimes it is difficult for a company to realize that the way it has “always been done” isn’t the very best way it could be done. Years can go by without any change or progress, while CEOs and businesspeople sit in the comforts of tradition and habit, unknowingly missing out on the efficiency and productivity a change could bring.
At Mighty Hook, we try to find you a new perspective or angle, come up with an innovative way of doing things, and increase productivity. We take your common problem and come up with a unique solution. Over the years, it has been great to see companies flourish thanks to the personal solutions we provide.
A while back, we provided a unique system for a company that needed to increase output without breaking the bank or only finding a short-term solution. The Angle Pivot Tooling System is a solution for the common problem of low output on the coating line due to space requirements between parts…
To read this full article by Scott Rempala, click here.
Mighty Hook specializes in the tooling and hanging systems for everything below the conveyor. We maximize part throughput and increase the quality, safety, and ergonomic design of any overhead conveyor manufacturing process, while making it our responsibility to increase all aspects of process improvement. We offer several customizable solutions, including the Angle Pivot Tooling System
Crossbars for your PowderPeg Rack
Ready to load your PowderPeg Rack (PPG) rack but wondering which crossbars to use? Take a look at the wide variety of crossbars featured on our website.
Here are just a few of our crossbars and their unique features:
- The TSR-Bar-PP Crossbar’s enclosed design prevents coating from interfering with grounding. Internal grounding also means less frequent stripping.
- The PP-X Bar LT Crossbar has stainless steel hooks spot-welded to create a box-like construction, giving it superior strength and the durability to survive repeated stripping.
- The Z-Bar-PP-LT Crossbar is built for modularity! Our steel Z-hooks can be locked into any position on this slotted crossbar to eliminate wasted space and empty hang points.
Want to see all our crossbar options for the Powder Peg Rack? We offer crossbars for light and heavy-duty usage, plus other specialty varieties such as the Arrow, Rod and Tube, and W crossbars. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? Contact our engineers and we will work with you to design and produce the right crossbars for you.
What are you waiting for? Get hooked on our crossbars today! Click here to get your Mighty solution!
We provide rotator hanging attachments that allow you to rotate the part manually or automatically at any position on the line. The devices can be located at the painting stations to finish sides and back sides of parts, or at the unload station where finished parts can be oriented to any specific position.