Plant and facility equipment refers to a broad range of equipment or machines used in manufacturing, assembly, and material handling and processing applications. The products in this category are designed to enhance plant efficiency, control, and organization.
Products like conveying systems, forklifts, and cranes efficiently transport materials, while clean rooms, dust collectors, and automation equipment provide exceptional quality and environmental control. Manufacturers can also keep their facilities clean and tidy with palletizers, balers, and cranes. Plant and facility equipment is utilized in industries like the pharmaceutical, petrochemical, automotive, semiconductor, electronics, telecommunications, and marine industries, but this kind of equipment can be utilized in almost any industry.
Automatic guided vehicles, or AGVs, are robotic transport units that use lasers or markers to navigate industrial facilities without human supervision. These vehicles are primarily utilized in industrial settings as a means for material handling and transportation, but they also find use in military and clean room applications. For applications that involve heavy lifting or highly repetitive actions, automated guided vehicles provide an efficient and cost effective alternative to human labor, and since they are programmed to repeat the same task, AGVs also help reduce common problems associated with human error.
Air pollution control equipment removes and eliminates a wide variety of pollutants, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) including sulfuric fumes, gases, odors and vapors from the atmosphere.
VOCs and HAPs cause serious environmental and biological damage resulting in smog, acid rain, carbon emissions and global warming, but they are reduced or eliminated by air pollution control equipment.
Industrial blowers provide air and gas movement in ventilation, circulation and drying applications.
Pneumatic conveying systems depend on blowers and vacuums to convey bulk materials, and drying and dust collecting stations within a bulk material handling system use blowers at multiple stages as well.
Conveying equipment is incredibly useful for material handling and transportation in industrial settings. Manufacturers use conveyors to efficiently move products from workstation to workstation and can even be used to carry parts through the different stages of automated manufacturing processes.
There are many different kinds of conveyors like belt conveyors, spiral conveyors, and overhead conveyors. Modern conveyor systems can even incorporate magnets, rails, and levers to lift, divert, and sort products and packages.
Cranes come in a variety of different shapes and these items are ideal for moving a range of materials. Cranes excel at transporting very large loads and cranes are ideal for applications that require linear movements. One very common type of crane is known as the gantry crane.
This crane is used in shipyards and rail yards to move large containers onto trains and ships. Most cranes can be customized to a specific application and for heavy duty material handling; cranes are often the preferred choice.
Dust collectors are devices that are utilized to capture hazardous particles.
The unwanted particles are pulled into a filter or separator and then the clean air is released. This equipment comes in a variety of styles including bag houses, jet dust collectors, cyclone dust collectors, and more.
Heater elements are the heating components within all electric heaters. With critical applications in residential, commercial and industrial process applications, heater elements are manufactured in a variety of materials and configurations. Heater elements are capable of providing heat from room temperature up to over 1300° F.
Heater elements are widely used, as most appliances that require heat to perform their processes use a heater element of one kind or another. In fact, ovens, clothes dryers, water heaters, electric furnaces and other industrial, commercial and consumer appliances use heater elements extensively.
Hose reels are cylindrical devices around which any variety of hoses can be either mechanically or manually wound.
Also known as automatic hose reels, various types of mechanical means of winding or unwinding the hosing from the reel include electric, spring and pneumatic power. In terms of manually-powered hose reels, most feature a side-mounted handle for winding and unwinding purposes.
Lubricators apply controlled amounts of lubricant to areas of friction on moving or rotating mechanical parts.
Lubricating systems are vital to manufacturing and industrial companies, since bearings, dies, chains, cables, spindles, pumps, rails and gears need to be lubricated to make equipment run smoothly and reliably.
Mezzanines are raised, often un-walled platforms that are used in a diversity of settings; they can be used to store unused materials, provide working space for equipment and seat people in auditoriums, among many other uses. Industrial mezzanines, however, are used only for purposes related to industrial operations. Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and service companies all make use of mezzanines.
Modular buildings are a broad class of prefabricated buildings that have become increasingly popular in recent years. They serve as an economical and effective solution for those seeking permanent, long-term, or temporary facilities, such as military barracks, booths, disaster relief housing, temporary medical treatment facilities, schools, libraries, universities, gyms, storage buildings, construction site offices, modular offices, and churches.
Storage racks are stands or frameworks that are used to display, store and organize products, parts, equipment, tools, materials, boxes and pallets for the efficient use of space within warehouses, manufacturing facilities, shipping areas and product assembly rooms.
Storage rack systems are used primarily to save space and to provide a means of inventory organization for ease of product and material accessibility.
Ultrasonic cleaners are relatively new cleaning tools that rapidly remove soils and contamination after large particle cleaning. More efficient and environmentally-friendly than older methods, ultrasonic cleaners form tiny bubbles in a solvent from high-frequency sound waves, usually pitched around 18 kHz. These tiny bubbles remove particles by performing scrubbing action from otherwise inaccessible areas, whether they are out of reach, as are hidden parts, or too narrow, as are grooves, with consistency and exactness.
Workbenches and work stations are equipment or furnishings that create an efficient space in which people perform a set of specific duties, whether in offices, plants or manufacturing processes. Ergonomic workstation design remains important in order for workers to accomplish given tasks effectively.
Workstations and work benches are manufactured for a variety of facilities and processes; industrial workstations and industrial workbenches provide workspace for machinists, assembly workers and many other industrial manufacturing processes.