Safely and efficiently handling heavy, over-sized pieces of glass is a priority for those involved in glass manufacturing. The cost of breakage and of workers compensation claims go directly to the glass manufacturers bottom line.
There are a variety of glass handling machines that can allow glazing shops the ability to unload, rotate, and transport large plates of glass throughout the glass shop.
Glass handling equipment benefits include:
- Reduces OSHA risks of sprains and strains due to manual handling of glass plates
- Increased productivity by reducing the number of workers required to transport glass
- Prevents breakage and damage to the glass in transport
Wakefield Equipment offers a variety of glass and window handling equipment at affordable prices. Many can be customized to suit your glass shop needs.
- Glass dollies come in many different styles, making them appropriate for most glass handling situations. Wakefield offers floor dollies, dollies with center dividers, low-e shipping racks, twin level, harp-type, and short finger dollies.
- The CartCaddy is another best-selling product. Moving racks and glass dollies from place to place can be a time-consuming task, usually requiring at least two people. The CartCaddy is a cost-effective way to simplify this process by automating it and requires only a single person to operate.
- Application tables are the backbone of window and glass manufacturing. They must be sturdy and easy to maneuver. Application tables come in many sizes and are available with a number of different features, from a basic manual cutting table, to a pneumatic tilt transfer table. Some of the more specialized application tables include caster tables and grid application tables, both of which are available from Wakefield Equipment.
Glass shipping and glass storage equipment complete the process and are invaluable for protecting expensive glass plates during transportation to customers or when storing in the warehouse is required.
Once customers purchase glass handling equipment, they need to ensure best practices for maintenance and safety. The most common transportation and handling mistakes include:
- Overloading racks
- Handling glass without personal protective equipment
- Unbalanced loads
- Neglecting rack/dolly/table maintenance
To find out more about the products we offer and how we can help take your glass shop sales to the next level, contact us.