Moving Industrial Equipment

How to Move Your Industrial Equipment

Any business move is a complicated process that requires specific steps and proper timing to make it efficient. However, an industrial warehouse move adds another layer to the puzzle: mechanical equipment. Industrial businesses have large pieces of equipment that are part of the essential daily operations. Typically, a company of this sort will rarely move, unless there is a clear reason that a new space is required. However, equipment must be replaced, upgraded, and even added to an operation. While some equipment companies may offer the moving of equipment as part of the process, they may not move the old stuff out or put it into place as needed by the business. Therefore, it is essential to know how to relocate the equipment on your own and the tools required to complete the job.

Planning Is Key
Moving of any type requires some planning to make it efficient. However, moving industrial equipment without a plan is akin to going to college without having graduated high school: it just cannot and should not be done. Moving industrial equipment is a significant undertaking that requires a carefully thought out plan. Proper steps must be taken to ensure the equipment is carefully moved, causing no damage to the machines or warehouse.

Not only should you plan how to move the equipment, but you need to take into account where the material is to be transferred. If you are rearranging equipment, obtaining a new piece of equipment, or removing stuff, it is important to plan where the apparatus should be placed and how it will be placed in the proper spot.

Finally, you should plan the type of moving equipment that is required to complete the move. Some pieces of industrial equipment are comparatively small and may be moved with tools designed for smaller gear. Other parts of industrial equipment may require forklifts and large machinery to move correctly. It may be necessary to break down the machine in pieces, and possibly utilize several individuals to transport the equipment.

Maintenance Before and After the Move
Once you decide to move your industrial equipment, it is crucial to schedule proper maintenance both before and after the move. The support before the move will help ensure the equipment is properly shut down to avoid any issues that may occur otherwise.

However, after the move is the most critical time to perform a full diagnostic check and maintenance schedule on the equipment, before allowing it to run again. You must make sure nothing occurred during the move that may affect the condition of the machine or how it operates. Issues, such as the moving of essential belts, loss of oil or fluid, or even a misalignment, can cause severe backlash to your entire production process. Therefore, once the move is complete, make sure everything is in working order before resuming operations. This process could take up to a day or longer to complete, so schedule your time accordingly.

If you are in the market to move your industrial equipment, it may be wise to trust the experts who perform this type of work on a regular basis. Contact the experts at Sinclair Moving and Storage at (856) 753-7400 to help make the process as efficient as possible.

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