Safety should always be at the forefront – whether in the fabrication shop or on the jobsite. Manufacturers continue to develop products that not only make handling slabs and other large stone pieces safer, but also help to increase production and installation efficiency.
Listed in alphabetical order, this article showcases the latest stone material handling equipment from: Braxton-Brag, GranQuartz, Groves Inc., No LIft Install System Inc., Omni Cubed, Regent Stone Products, Salem Stone, Stone Boss, Weha, and Wood’s Powr-Grip.
Material handling and keeping track of slab locations can be an afterthought for fabricators at times. When it does take center stage, fabricators may use an excel file or pencil and paper to keep track. There are options, such as Slabsmith software, to do it online through a cloud-based system.
With safety ranking as a top priority in stone fabrication shops, manufacturers of material handling equipment continually evolve their product. The following is a look at some of the latest product introductions for moving stone slabs efficiently and safely around the shop.
Taking some time to examine your fabrication operation to ensure the most effective procedures and equipment is being utilized to move stone products around the shop can result in a safer work environment and more efficient production process
As consumers continue to evolve with their wants and needs, so does the material handling industry. From larger countertops to more custom and innovative designs, it is a constant challenge for stone fabricators to keep their products and tools relevant and useful.
Every January, Stone World presents its annual Fabricator
Market Forecast, where hundreds of stone fabrication professionals from around
the country present their expectations for the coming year as well as their
feelings for the long-term.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to Maria Byworth about running a fabrication shop in Australia, we also discuss waterjet technology with Flow International and quarrying operations with several of a leading quarries.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.