According to Don Erskine, the managing director of Industrial Conveying, success comes down to the design expertise and the standard of equipment that is supplied regardless of the size or complexity of a project.
?A materials handling project is only as good as the sum of its parts, and in this case the parts are the original equipment and those assigned to specify it ? the design engineers,? he said.
He added that the task of designing new handling systems as well as sourcing the components is regularly given to somebody that may have general knowledge but lacks expertise. A specialist will ensure the use of consistent levels of technology throughout the project. This will decrease possible downtime in future as potential weak points will be eliminated.
Don Erskine stated that making use of local design engineers meant fast and accurate communication during the design process. ?Good communication is critical for fast and accurate design, component sourcing, installation and ongoing technical assistance,? he explained.
?Before a company commits to any serious level of capital expenditure on a materials handling system, it needs to consider the entire life cycle of the system.
?The only way to achieve the desired outcome is to think about the specialist nature of this equipment and partner with a facilitator that knows the business.? Don Erskine said.
Source: Industrial Conveying (Aust) Pty Ltd