Separate Functions without Building Walls
Curtain walls and screens let you do more in the same space without expensive construction
Things get a little messy sometimes in most industrial facilities. Or a lot messy.
Areas where sprays and aerosols are used aren’t friendly to the rest of the operation, but they also need to exist in the same facility. Perhaps thermal zones are needed where there was once plenty of space. Welding stations may be in areas more highly populated with other workers. Amongst all these considerations is also the fluidity of your operations as the company grows and changes. Are permanent solutions (walls) the right answer?
Perhaps something less permanent yet as highly functional may be a better solution
Rather than erecting walls, a less permanent option like curtain walls, privacy screens, and thermal and acoustic panels could be the answer. When functionality is at a premium, adding such points of separation can create defined work zones and operational areas without the expense and production interruptions that interior construction causes.
Curtain walls define and separate work areas
Warehouse curtain wall with clear vinyl windows and vinyl strip doors protected by safety yellow door guard posts.
Screens for temporary separation and small area definition
Another option in defining work space is screens. Whether for privacy, welding safety, or short-term zone definition, vinyl screens provide substantial definition of work areas for small spaces. The screens are typically supported on aluminum stands that interlock to create sharp, closed corners and can be ordered in a wide variety of sizes.
Specialty walls and screens for special jobs
Acoustic screens around an air compressor
Re-create your space without time consuming and expensive re-construction
With curtain walls, screens and specialty curtains you can re-define the work zones in your facility, limit the flow of airborne particulates and contaminants, and reclaim functional space through separation of operations. Gain the benefit of dual functionality for certain spaces and protect non-zoned workers from the dangers of welding torches, loud noises, paint bays, and the like. Expand the types of operations that can be performed within existing space.
As your operations grow and change, keep in mind how well curtain walls and screens provide flexibility in how you use the space you have.
Scott Stone is Cisco-Eagle's Marketing Director with three decades of experience in material handling, warehousing and industrial operations. He writes on automation, warehousing, safety, manufacturing and other areas of concern for industrial operations.