How We’re Helping You Create a World Class Manufacturing Facility
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, May 31, 2022 -
Is it worth the time to review and put together a facility layout? The answer is a resounding yes. From being able to speed up your process, improve productivity, and even maximize square footage your facility layout can help in achieving all three of these goals. Combining all of these factors together brings one major benefit - maximized profits.
In order to truly create a world-class manufacturing environment, facilities need to incorporate lean manufacturing (4S) principles into the floor plan. Shibaura Machine is committed to helping customers with this goal and provides not only machine layout drawings, but offers machine layouts in a 3D/electronic format to ensure the machine is orientated properly within the facility.
Keep reading to learn about important features and best practices when designing your machine facility layout.
Creating a Machine Facility Layout
A basic machine facility layout will show your facility’s footprint, including the machine tools and other major components. Using the true dimensions of these items, the layout is a scaled model of your facility which acts as a helpful guide to optimizing space and increasing operational speed.
Your facility layout should take the following into consideration:
- Detailed machine tool dimensions, including swing radius
- Auxiliary equipment
- Process flow
Keeping these factors in mind will ensure the facility is optimized for your specific operations. In doing so, it can help you effectively use the space, create an accessible floorplan, and include flexibility for future growth.
We Help Optimize Machine Facility Layouts
Shibaura Machine provides our customers with a full set of detailed machine tool layout drawings and 3D/electronic format in order to allow our customers to set up a lean manufacturing facility. An optimized layout creates a smart space for materials and people, allowing them to travel shorter distances with everything streamlined.
Contact our Machine Tool Team to learn more.
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