Warehouse and manufacturing environments are subject to change. Changing products, changing processes and changing demands are all commonplace in these fast paced industries. And so, with that in mind, it can sometimes be necessary to divide or segregate your warehouse or factory into different sections.
Here we run through some of the most common reasons for needing to divide your space and how you can achieve the desired solution through industrial partitioning systems.
Reduce heat loss and energy consumption
In large factories, it’s quite common to contain many different work processes under the same roof. For instance, manufacturing processes may be set alongside storage areas and even break rooms or offices for employees. In warehouses, multiple products may be stored within the same building.
Because of this, a range of industries often require the creation of temperature control environments as different parts of the factory or warehouse must operate at different temperatures. For example, it may be necessary to heat an employee breakout area whilst keeping a separate chilled storage area at 3 degrees Celsius.
Used across the manufacturing and warehouse sector, Flexiwall is a permanent yet reconfigurable fabric industrial partitioning system which enables separate enclosures to operate at different temperatures. Doing so not only makes heating or cooling the area much easier, it reduces energy consumption to keep costs down and to ensure companies are being as eco-friendly as possible.
Dust can be a major issue within factories and warehouses. From improving air quality for employees and reducing the risk of dust explosions, to stopping contamination of sensitive products, industrial partitioning systems can be used in various ways as dust prevention measures. For example, Flexiscreen is a temporary floor-to-ceiling screen used to contain dust during construction, flooring, installation and extension works within live manufacturing and warehouse environments. The unique v-overlap system and tight seal around ducts, pipes, steel work and at ceiling level ensures that Flexiscreen provides an over 99% dust tight seal.
As previously mentioned, having multiple processes under the same roof is a common occurrence. Unsurprisingly, warehouses can become pretty loud and noisy places. Which is why it can be necessary to install a noise reduction barrier to protect employees from loud processes and machinery. 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.
To learn more about industrial partitioning systems and how they can be used to benefit your company, contact us at Westgate; market leaders in industrial factory and warehouse partitions, screens, doors and access solutions.