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The Advantages of Using EcoShape Tubular Aluminum for Lean Manufacturing

Companies that prioritize lean manufacturing are always on the lookout for new ways to optimize processes. For many, that optimization starts with Bosch Rexroth EcoShape Tubular Aluminum, provided by FlexMation. This tubular aluminum framing system is lightweight, easy to assemble, and highly flexible, making it perfect for lean manufacturing. It’s accompanied by a wide range…
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Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Aluminum Framing System

Both factory automation OEMs and end-users of automated production systems understand the importance of structural framing. Unfortunately, selecting the best system for their unique requirements can be a significant challenge. The market has a wide range of choices available from suppliers who offer similar systems. Some, like FlexMation, work closely with companies like Bosch Rexroth…
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Why Should You Consider Modular Solutions for Lean Manufacturing?

Manufacturers and warehouses are constantly seeking ways to increase efficiency while keeping costs low. Although automation is a popular solution, implementing technology-heavy processes can be challenging, and calculating ROI can be complex. However, flexible material handling solutions can help facilities improve their workflow, providing a solid foundation for automation and empowering teams to work with…
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The Many Benefits of Lineside Storage and UNEX Flow Carts

If you’re familiar with the benefits of lean manufacturing, chances are you’re aware of lineside storage and how it can help boost your production efficiency. Put simply, lineside storage is the practice of storing components and materials close to production lines so workers can access and replenish them more easily.   But when you dig a…
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5 Workstation Setups to Suit Your Lean Manufacturing Needs

Custom-made workstations allow you to limit the workspace surface to only what is necessary. You may think that having a larger working surface limits productivity, but the opposite is true. In fact, small industrial desks encourage problem-solving and proper tool storage. But that’s not all – custom workstations can also help foster warehouse cooperation, boost…
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How to Identify and Eliminate Common Sources of Waste in Manufacturing

To improve efficiency and decrease costs, lean manufacturing stresses the importance of eliminating waste and continual improvement. Waste is defined in lean manufacturing as any activity that doesn’t add value to the product, costs resources, and doesn’t benefit the business. Although these issues are typical in most manufacturing operations, understanding their causes and symptoms can…
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Visit FlexMation at MinnPack 2023!

Come Visit FlexMation at MinnPack 2023! Exciting news—FlexMation is attending the 2023 MDM/MinnPack show at the Minneapolis Convention Center from October 10th-11th! We’ll be located in Booth #1820, and will be showcasing our workstations and our assembly areas, both help improve productivity and efficiency. About FlexMation We aim to be trusted partners who advance your…
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Tugger Carts vs. Forklifts: Which is Best for Lean Manufacturing?

Though it can be hard to believe for some manufacturers, transitioning to a forklift-free environment is not a novel concept. Initiatives like lean manufacturing minimize the need for forklifts altogether. But that brings up an important question: How can you maintain productivity without relying on equipment like forklifts? For many warehouses and facilities, the answer…
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7 Reasons Why Aluminum Process Enclosures Are So Popular

Process enclosures are designed to contain and prevent contamination at testing stations. They can also confine machine, robotic, or laser processes and come in various shapes, sizes, and configurations to meet specific needs similar to machine safety guards and controlled environments, enclosure boxes are essential for safety and efficiency and serve a variety of needs,…
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Exploring the Advantages of Industrial Gravity Flow Racks

Flow racks have proven to be a highly effective tool for optimizing and modernizing essential tasks, such as inventory management, order picking, and part picking. Companies that have implemented flow racks have experienced increased productivity, effortless organization of packages and parts, and a smoother production process, even in the face of supply chain challenges. As…
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