Factory Layout & Floorplan

Your Space Impacts Your Factory Layout Design

Your factory layout and floorplan and how you work with your space have an enormous impact on the overall success of your automation project. One of the major costs and factors that impacts your overall ROI is how much floor space you need to operate. 

Unfortunately, traditional conveyance systems leave application engineers and designers with limited options when it comes to reaching the required performance level in the floor space available. These traditional systems often take up a large footprint within your space and do not scale easily. 

At SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™, we understand these challenges. Over 20 years in business, our team of engineers have designed multiple configurations to help you maximize your factory layout and floor plan to accommodate your unique application needs.

 

How Reshoring Affects Factory Floor Space

Where your operations are can also impact your factory layout and floor plan. More and more manufacturers are reshoring operations to North America and Europe. These manufacturers are seeing many benefits like reduced shipping times for consumers, less environmental impact, and a decreased risk of tariff and trade related costs. To achieve this, manufacturers are utilizing more and more technology to increase productivity. 

The trade-off for reshoring efforts is the increased cost for floorspace. You need to get more and more creative in how you use the limited amount of space available on the factory floor while still maintaining the level of production required to meet your business goals.

Reduce floor space and improve productivity.

Learn more about how one company reduced their floor space 44% and improved OEE by using Smart Conveyance.

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