While most businesses slowed down due to COVID-19, food manufacturers were maintaining full levels of production. Keeping up production pace, even with staff shortages and social distancing, is much easier when you have the proper procedures and equipment in place.
TAWI lifting equipment is used to facilitate efficient lifting in food manufacturing facilities all over the world. Our stainless-steel vacuum lifters and trolleys are suitable for lifting in food manufacturing plants with high demands on sanitation. In today’s challenging times the lifters facilitate a productive workflow while maintaining a safe social distance.
Understaffed food manufacturers and other production facilities
When the Coronavirus outbreak shut down factories all over the world, food manufacturers struggled to keep up with demand. Mondelez hired 1,000 employees in the US and PepsiCo hired another 6,000 workers to meet increasing demands. The American Bakers Association (ABA) reported that their members had over 600 temporary positions and 2,400 permanent positions available (source). Manpower is clearly essential for efficient production. Ergonomic lifting equipment helps keep workers safe and healthy, and will also make their work easier, allowing them to lift more in less time.
Speed up production with efficient lifting aids
Vacuum lifters make lifting effortless, allowing workers to handle more in less time. TAWI vacuum lifters are commonly used in the entire manufacturing process, from handling incoming goods, to palletising the finished product. Read more about our solutions for every step of the food manufacturing process here. Allowing goods to be handled safely and efficiently often enables food manufacturing facilities to maintain a higher pace in their workflow, providing quick return on investment. Goods are handled faster without compromising the safety of products or the person handling them.
Ergonomic reel handling and efficient packaging processes
Mounting reels of packaging film in packaging machines is heavy work that often requires two people. TAWI Lifting Trolleys enable effortless lift and rotation of reels, allowing one person to easily lift and load a reel onto machine axis. The stainless-steel trolleys are easy to keep clean, ideal for use in food manufacturing facilities.
Using our lift assist devices means that one person can perform heavy lifts on their own, as TAWI lifters relieve operators of 100% of the weight. You can effectively avoid situations where workers need to be close together to lift things as a couple. During the challenging times of COVID-19, it was essential that staff were kept healthy and protected, just as it is every day. With TAWI lifters you can easily ensure that all personnel can work at a safe distance from each other, without compromising efficiency and productivity.
The manufacture of the food we eat and the beverages we drink entails a wide range of manual operations, from lifting and moving raw ingredients to sealing or shipping finished products. The heavy lifting needed can pose substantial risks to worker safety, process efficiency, product quality, and sanitation.
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