For many businesses and their operation needs, a one-size-fits-all material-lifting solution may be a perfectly viable option. However, all businesses are unique, and some may require a more specialized solution to move their materials from one level to another.
Here are the steps you will need to take to design and build the perfect material-lifting solution for your business and operation:
Gather as much information as possible
The more information you can gather about your project, the better. This includes information like site dimensions, safety guidelines, frequency of lift use, and capacity requirements.
If you’re not sure what information you need to get your project off the ground, a VRC expert will know what questions to ask and help you find the right answers.
Collaborate with your team
Two heads are almost always better than one, and your team may have valuable input as to what is needed for your special material-lifting project.
If you want a truly all-encompassing solution, it’s best to get extensive input from your team. They may even consider solutions and obstacles that you may not have though of on your own.
Examine similar operation scenarios
If you’re encountering a material-lifting problem that needs to be solved, chances are that others in your industry have encountered similar obstacles for which they have found effective solutions. Do some research on similar scenarios and find out how those solutions have worked for their operation.
Furthermore, our VRC account managers have worked on hundreds of VRC applications and may have coordinated solutions for similar scenarios. Be sure to ask lots of questions during your application analysis and find out if they’ve handled a similar problem in the past.
Request an on-site visit from an expert
Occasionally, conveying information over phone and email is not enough to design the best solution for a material-lifting application. Seeing the site up close and personal can be incredibly helpful. If necessary, our team is willing to travel to your site to conduct a more extensive and fully-accurate application analysis.
Attend a training session
Some businesses prefer a more hands-on approach, especially those who need multiple lifts installed across several sites. CIP now offers comprehensive training seminars to discuss our material-handling products and how they are designed, used, and installed in various scenarios.
This knowledge can prove to be a great asset to businesses who want to ensure they are receiving the best product for their application needs.
Speak with our Special Projects division
When you are ready to discuss how to solve your unique material-lifting problem, give us a call today and ask for our Special Projects division.