EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTS

When transporting products by forklift over undulating and uneven ground they can become unstable and slip or fall off the tynes.

This can result in costly rework, damage to product and people.

GenieGrips® are ideal for preventing products slipping off the tynes when transporting over uneven surfaces.

Their patterned compound surface provides a grip 6 times stronger than bare metal tynes.

Stephen Bridger
Operations Manager Barden Fabrications

CASE STUDY : Barden Fabrication – Bayswater VIC

Barden Fabrications is Victoria’s leading metal fabricator and manufacturer, offering quality metal solutions to industries including marine, hospitality, automotive and defense. Barden Fabrications employs over 30 people, including a technical team trained in the safe management of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery, robot welding and CNC machine turning equipment. They adhere to strict safety standards and all work is accredited to ISO 9001.

They operate advanced CNC machinery, press brake equipment and use laser cutting technology in their state-of-the-art manufacturing workshop. Expertise in CNC machine turning means they can complete high volume fabrication projects in short timeframes, with robot welding technology guaranteeing 100% component accuracy.

Barden Fabrications uses a fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to project manage client requirements and track jobs from the design phase through to manufactured product or component. They use ‘best-practice’ methodology to save our clients time and money.

The Problem

Costly damage from goods sliding off tynes.

Barden Fabrications operates two facilities side-byside. This requires machined and finished products to be transported in stillages, stillage cages and pallets between the two facilities.

The route that the forklifts take is uneven, undulating ground and along a public road. Due to this environment, loads often shift and become unstable causing the stillages and pallets to slide off the tynes. This has resulted in costly rework and places employees in a potentially harmful situation, when having to re-stillage the spilt product.

The Solution

GenieGrips® Mats offer superior grip.

Barden Fabrications now uses GenieGrips® Mats on their forklift tynes. This has stopped the shifting and slipping of loads off the tynes during transporting products between facilities over the bumpy and uneven terrain.

This benefit has benefited Barden Fabrications by eliminating costly rework and potential harm to its employees.