Whether buying adhesive mixers or forklifts, the industrial equipment housed in your warehouse is vital to your overall business success. Assembling the right pieces will make better for your finances and the people who have to work in the space each day. Focus your purchasing efforts with assistance from equipment pointers below.
The mixers, pallet racks and other pieces you're getting for the warehouse all need to be able to fit harmoniously within the space and near each other. You might have measurements for the entire space, but for best results with your purchases it's important that you keep measuring throughout the buying process. If you get Sigma blade mixers and want to put workbenches nearby, be sure that you've got exact numbers for the mixer measurements and the bench measurements. Of course, leave room for people to stroll by and get around the equipment as well.
Find Replacement Parts
Many people don't bother looking for replacement pieces and parts until their equipment are broken and they're in a rush to have repairs made. That causes unnecessary job delays. A smarter decision is locating replacement parts well before a problem, ideally before the purchases are made. If you're about to buy a blade mixer, for instance, you should check with the mixer manufacturer, local industrial parts shops and online sources for the availability and prices of parts that are commonly replaced.
In fact, make contact with more than one source about how quickly parts could be delivered to your warehouse if needed. This may seem time intensive now, but you'll feel better when projects aren't derailed because you have to find parts.
Consult Customer Service
It's not always easy to get a human instead of digital messages when you call customer service numbers. However, for major investments like warehouse equipment, it's essential that if something is going wrong, you're able to easily find a manufacturer representative to help. Therefore, once you've settled on specific equipment you know you're interested in, call them. If you have a positive, pleasant experience, feeling good about the purchase is easy. If you have a difficult time on hold or waiting to hear a person, it may give you enough pause that you reconsider.
Comparing various warranties from manufacturers is wise. Some companies offer longer specific coverage for internal components and parts, while others provide blanket coverage for a greater time.