Working in warehouses for most of my adult life, I was very familiar with overhead bridge cranes. These cranes are commonly used in warehouses, helping to transport large or heavy items from one side of the warehouse to the other. However, when I began working as a warehouse efficiency coordinator, I was surprised by how many smaller warehouses did not have these cranes. I created this website because I never realized that people who own warehouses don't own overhead bridge cranes or that they are not familiar with them. If you own a warehouse, I hope my website helps to teach you more about this piece of machinery and how it can make your business more efficient.
A turntable wrapping machine is a handy piece of equipment that can help immensely with wrapping pallets and other things on the job, which can make your workday a whole lot easier. However, as with any other machinery, a turntable wrapping machine can be dangerous if you are not careful. Make sure that you follow these three critical safety tips when using this machinery in order to help prevent dangerous accidents.
1. Stand in Front of the Operating Screen
It can be tempting to stand in front of the turntable when it is doing its job, particularly if you want to keep an eye on the equipment as it is doing its job. However, it is much safer to stand in front of the operating screen, which can clue you in to any potential problems while you're out of harm's way and which can help prevent you from being harmed by the machinery while it is in operation.
2. Turn the Machine Off Before Making Adjustments
If you do decide to step away from the operating screen, make sure that you power the equipment off. You will also need to turn the machine off before making any adjustments or before stepping on the turntable. It can be tempting to try to make minor adjustments without putting a stop to the operation of the machine, but doing so can put you at an unnecessary risk of getting injured. Plus, it is easier to damage the machine when making changes while it's turned on than when it is powered off.
3. Keep the Surrounding Area Clean
It can be easy for the turntable wrapping machine's moving parts to get hung up on debris from the surrounding area, which can cause malfunction of the machine and potential injury. Make sure that any forklifts, pallets or other items are kept away from the reach of the machine. Also, keep the area well-swept and clean. Not only will this help prevent malfunction and injury, but it will also help ensure the quality of the packaging that is done to your products, since you probably don't want to send products out to distributors or customers with dirt and debris wrapped up in them.
When you're working with a turntable wrapping machine, it's important to keep yourself safe. Following these three tips will help you prevent injury and will help you keep the machine operating smoothly during your shift. For more tips, contact a company like Fox Packaging Services.