Oftentimes, high quality industrial equipment is expensive. Upgrading your material handling systems is usually seen as an investment. Don’t talk yourself out of purchasing a heavy duty industrial manipulator because of the cost without looking at its value and potential return on investment (ROI). There are a number of things to consider when determining ROI.
The cost of your space
By mechanizing your space you’re able to greatly increase your use of the space. You will be able to receive, store, and ship substantially more goods.
The cost of labor
Using manipulators will increase productivity exponentially. A task that would take an hour could be cut in half – just imagine loading eighty barrels in an hour as opposed to forty.
The cost of damaged materials
It’s not uncommon for a worker to try and take on more than they can handle when it comes to lifting or moving products. This can result in products being dropped and damaged.
The cost of workplace injuries
Obviously, if an employee is injured, there are many costs that will be incurred because of the injury. What’s not always taken into consideration is employee confidence and morale. When an employee is worried about becoming injured because they don’t have the nest available equipment, it hurts morale and productivity.
At TDA Buddy in Kalamazoo, we are the industry leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing manipulator systems that are used in hundreds of different applications. We have built thousands of ergonomic manipulator systems for some of the world’s largest manufactures in dozens of different industries. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our products please email, call, or stop into our facility today. We’d love to discuss ROI and determine if TDA Buddy is right for you!