One of the problems we needed to solve was to create a workspace enabling Wixroyd to assemble, test and inspect customer special components. Following on from a site survey our design team decided to create 3 specific workflow areas within allocated workshop space.
The first workshop area was for assembly consisting of 2 main U-shaped workstation bays for building Zodiac gearboxes along with heavier duty assemblies. The idea is that the assembly items are taken from stock and a person then goes to the allocated assembly workbench to do the assembly operations. A neat upgrade to the industrial grade worksurfaces was an inset flush stainless-steel plate for heavy traffic areas.
Next the inspection area was for in-house manufactured parts, so they could be accurately measured and recorded prior to despatch. The main obstacle being the lack of space within the workshop for the four workstations was overcome by modifying standard workbench units to bespoke sizes thus providing a cost-effective workshop storage solution.
The final issue was to incorporate a designated area for the testing of curved rails whilst being mindful of access to the built-in storage cupboards. A test workbench was positioned in one corner with inbuilt tool shadow board with overhead lighting and a drawer storage cabinet for tools and fixtures to complete the flexible and organised workspace.
Product solutions included drawer storage cabinets, workbenches, storage cupboards and shelving.
We were looking for a cost effective yet functional system - fit for purpose. Polstore created that solution for us.