July 11, 2017
Modular Home Manufacturer Improves Efficiency with Air Casters
A major modular home manufacturer uses innoAIRvation Air Casters to efficiently move home sections weighing up to 50,000 pounds through manufacturing. The move, approximately 20 to 25 feet per station, takes only a few seconds with 3 to 4 people. The multi-directional movement allow maximum floor space utilization, ability to precisely locate at strategic mezzanines or tooling stations, enhancing production task.
Air Casters with omnidirectional precision movement capabilities, can be utilized as an alignment tool for locating roof structure to walls, walls to floor, or checking dimensional fit and alignment for paired modular sections. Advantages include an 80% reduction of man-hours as it relates to station to station moves, improved product quality, elimination of shock loading compared to alternative methods using wheels and rollers, and increased safety by eliminating tripping hazardous associated with in-floor trough or rail type transfer systems.
Air Casters operate on a smooth sealed concrete floor allowing easy access to remove construction debris generated during the construction process. The results: Air Casters reduce labor hours, increase production efficiency and allow for a cleaner plant promoting better working conditions including health and morale.