Why is it so important to invest in lifting and handling equipment? You have a lot on your plate and are probably overloaded with projects, demands, and routines. Why should a lift assist, work positioning, or maintenance project be prioritized so highly on your list? Believe it or not, it’s because it will have a huge impact! Even something that seems like a minor issue offers a major savings of time and a short payback period.
Consider an application where two workers are needed to manually lift a large piece of material, this probably happens more than you think! By installing a lifting device to empower one worker to do the same task, the other worker is freed up for other more important tasks. If that worker is paid $15 per hour, that’s about $30,000 per year savings. If the lifting device costs $10,000, then the labor savings pays for the machine in only 4 months! Who gets ROI in months instead of years?!! YOU DO!
Another example that is less readily definable in easy dollars is an ergonomic work positioning application. If you implement a work positioning device for a worker to reduce the strain or fatigue of their task, this has many benefits. They will be able to “work smarter not harder” as the saying goes, they will feel good and be more productive and complete their task more quickly and with higher quality. You can put some numbers on this if you evaluate the cycle time and so forth, but that’s only one small piece of the equation. You may never know that this seemly minor improvement has prevented that worker from a serious injury. This becomes much more difficult to put a dollar figure on the lost time, worker’s compensation expense, and most importantly, the human factor of the long-term effect on that individual’s life. You may also have a difficult time putting a dollar figure on the morale of that worker, but it is not insignificant!
How do you take advantage of this tremendous opportunity? How do you decide which project or which area to focus on? Start with the pain points. Do you already have a bottleneck or a safety concern that is on the agenda? Ask the workers what would make their job easier. Ask them what tasks they dread or avoid. Next, call us or click Challenge Us on our website. Tell us all about it. We’ll offer a simple and effective solution. We may even have multiple solutions that can fit your large or small budget, we have ways to make it work for you!
Get started right away, another minute past is another dollar lost. We have standard, off-the-shelf models available with short lead times. We can custom design and manufacture a lift to fit your specific requirements. However you need it, we can accommodate, this is what we do every day and we are happy to do it.