Heavy lifting equipment, such as the likes of machine skates, is not just important to many businesses across a variety of industries; it can be absolutely vital. In this blog, we’re going to cover a variety of situations where the usage of such skates would be beneficial to businesses.
Our first situation where heavy duty machine moving skates can be helpful is in the food industry. Foodstuffs need to be moved fast today not only to ensure that produce is on the shelves in as fresh a state as possible, but also to ensure that the production cycle is moving as swiftly as possible. Machine skates are easy to apply to ensure maximum speed of moving stock along the floor of a facility. Another situation where skates come in handy is within the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Similar to the food industry, products need to be moved in bulk. However, the production processes within such industries (as well as the food industry) are very sensitive and require the usage of ‘clean rooms’ to ensure that no products get contaminated. Thankfully, there are skates available to help with such situations that are made with certain materials suited to certain environments – such as nickel. A third situation where skates are helpful is when it comes to moving machinery around when there is a low ceiling in a facility. The likes of hoists and cranes are only good for lifting heavy equipment when there is ample ceiling space or the moving is being done outside. However, in situations where there is low ceiling space, skates are the best option to easily manoeuvrer such heavy machinery.
The fourth situation where machinery skates can be helpful is when it comes to moving large vehicles. Whilst many would believe that a hydraulic jack is all that is needed for lifting in garage work, there are speciality vehicles that require something with more constant lifting potential than a jack – such as buses and lorries. After vehicles have been jacked up, skates can be placed underneath to keep heavy vehicles elevated. Skates can also help when such vehicles need to be manoeuvred in tight spaces within a garage or workshop. The fifth situation where such skates can be helpful is when you have premises that contain uneven flooring. The wheels on particular skates can be, for example, made of polyurethane which is well suited to dealing with heavy loads on uneven floors. Lastly, skates are great for those manufacturing heavy machinery that needs to be transported to a client. They can save time by allowing heavy loads to be moved as a whole rather than being broken down into component parts to be shipped.
So as you can see, there are numerous ways in which machine skates can be used to great effect by a variety of businesses in different industries. But these are just a few of the ways in which moving skates can be used. There are many more great reasons why it is always good to have such skates handy in warehouses, factories, plants and more facilities.