Westgate’s Hoardfast range is a quick to install, modular, part-height or floor-to-ceiling (up to 5m) internal partitioning system that is available in a range of panel, support and stability options.
Our Hoardfast panels can be used to form a temporary screen, permanent partition or to create internal rooms and has been used extensively within busy manufacturing environments to overcome a range of issues.
Here are 5 ways Hoardfast can be invaluable in manufacturing environments:
Temporary segregation screen during installation or minor construction works
It’s common for changes to occur in manufacturing environments which may lead to construction or installation works. Whilst necessary, these can be disrupting to ongoing processes due to the nature of construction works. Hoardfast is an ideal solution to rectify this. Hoardfast panels can be used to create a temporary screen so processes can carry on as usual without fear contamination, thus saving time and money.
When Arla Foods were looking to install a new production line in their manufacturing facility, it was vital that the install team could gain unrestricted access between the outside and the install area, without coming into contact with the food production areas. Hoardfast was used to create a sealed walk way, allowing production to continue in parts of the factory.
Cross contamination prevention in food manufacturing
One of the biggest concerns for food manufacturers is avoiding cross contamination, especially with allergies and intolerances to worry about.
Our Hoardfast was used in a project with food manufacturer VA Whitley when they required a separate production area where there was no risk of cross-contamination between regular batter and their new gluten-free mix. Hoardfast is available in a range of panel heights and fixing methods to accommodate each project.
A noise reduction barrier between personnel and machinery
It’s not a surprise that manufacturing facilities can get pretty noisy. For those looking to protect their employees from loud processes and machinery, our Hoardfast system can be used as a noise reduction barrier. Our Hoardfast Soundscreen is capable of reducing noise by a minimum certified 34db (depending on the frequency of noise). This can help manufacturers to comply with regulations relating to noise in the workplace.
Office and site rooms in busy production facilities
Due to the modular design, range of panel heights and freestanding or fixed support options, Hoardfast can be used to create temporary or semi-permanent offices and rooms within production facilities. Previous examples have included meeting shelters, privacy areas for new product developments, clean rooms and spray or cleaning areas.
Access tunnels, gangways and personnel walkaways
Using our Hoardfast PVC panels, we helped Crown Aerosols create a permanent low level walkway through their busy production facility. Hoardfast has also be used across the food industry to create tunnels allowing for the movement of people and equipment without the risk of cross contamination.
For factory and warehouse environments, Hoardfast is available in a range of sustainable PVC systems or as steel faced options providing additional acoustic and fire rated properties. Hire or purchase options are available depending on the final product specification, and Hoardfast products can be delivered from our UK warehouse next business day as standard.
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