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Why Do You Need Glass Transport Equipment?

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Why Do You Need Glass Transport Equipment?

Glass transportation tools are items that make moving glass easier, safer, and faster. They serve as a more practical method of getting from point A to point B. Glass transportation comes in a variety of forms, ranging from vehicles with specially designed frames for securely holding glass to simple carrying straps to mobile slab buggies.

These tools are commonly used on most jobs and construction sites because any minor bump in the road or error in moving materials can result in materials breaking, time lost waiting for new materials to arrive, and time lost due to potential injuries to staff. With less product loss and less avoidable time loss, a job can run more smoothly, leaving you and your customers satisfied.

Nobler Glass, with nearly 20 years of glass equipment rental experience, is committed to providing our customers with both tried-and-true methods as well as innovative technology. We believe that glass transportation tools are an asset that should never be overlooked, as they will assist you in completing a job to the highest of standards.

1. How Do Glass Transport Tools Function?

By providing additional support, you can travel further and faster without fear of the glass shattering. Carrying straps, which are made of strong materials to support heavy and sharp glazing, or the slab buggy, which positions glass at a slanted angle that is best for glass transportation, are examples of tools designed to support glazing in the safest way possible for people and the glass.

Glass transportation tools should always be used when other transportation methods, such as manual handling, are in doubt, and should even be used when transportation appears simple because it is always better to use good-quality transportation methods than risky methods that are prone to error. Investing in glass transportation tools is a great step for any glazier because they are long-lasting and you can never go wrong with extra safety.

2. Glass Transportation Tool Varieties

Many situations call for a little extra assistance when transporting glass, and Nobler Group always has a tool to solve a transportation problem for you. For example, you may discover that the company from which you ordered your glazing is unable to deliver it to your job site, leaving you to make alternative arrangements. A tool like our Slab Buggy would be useful because you can wheel it between locations as well as fit it into a standard van to drive it longer distances. It is best to avoid do-it-yourself solutions for this problem, such as simply placing the glass at the bottom of the van with some padded protection. This is because it is always best to move glass at a 3-5 degree upright angle to avoid breakage and because the glazing is unsecured on the floor, any turbulence such as breaking suddenly or rounding corners could damage the glass.

2.1 Transport Trolley with Self-Locking Mechanism

This simple device can be used to quickly move glazing across the site because materials can be easily slotted and locked into the dolly and maneuvered across uneven terrain with its large 260mm pneumatic wheels that can be adjusted to meet terrain requirements. The dolly can accommodate glass thicknesses ranging from 10mm to 70mm and has a capacity of 250 kg, making it ideal for a variety of glazing projects.

2.2 All-Terrain Uni Wheel Dolly

This Woods Uni Wheel Dolly is 830mm tall and works by attaching the integrated vacuum pad to your glazing to secure it to the dolly. This useful tool includes two wheels that can be used together or separately, which is ideal when working with lighter glazing because employees can transport twice as many panels at once. Uni wheels are designed for uneven terrain and can withstand the debris and bumps found on construction sites.

2.3 Slab Buggy

Don't waste time transporting individual glazing units to and from the job when you can do it all at once. The Slab Buggy from Nobler Glass has a specially tilted frame that perfectly accommodates fragile glass while also preventing the pieces from falling over during transport. With a load capacity of 400 kg and a load thickness of 290mm, you can comfortably transport a large number of glass units on this buggy.

3. Glass Transport Equipment

Glass can be difficult to transport due to a variety of factors such as its weight, size, and fragility. Mechanical and manual handling equipment are the two types of glass transport equipment.

Transporting glass in the glazing industry can be extremely dangerous, which is why you must use the proper equipment when performing this task. Every year, 300,000 people in the United Kingdom alone suffer from back pain as a result of manual handling accidents.

4. Mechanical Lifting

Mechanical lifting is an important piece of glass lifting equipment. A glazing robot is an example of a mechanical lifting aid. A glazing robot is a piece of machinery with suction cups on the ends. This allows for a stronghold to ensure that the glass is securely attached to the machine. This machine makes large glazing unit installation safer and more productive.

If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your vehicle, a glazing robot has little to no negative effects. But what are the advantages of mechanical glass lifting, and why are they superior to manual handling? There are numerous reasons why mechanical glass lifting is superior to manual handling. Using a mechanical method of lifting glass, for example, simplifies your job, increases safety, and keeps people from injuring themselves.

Many people are physically harmed by manual handling because it causes back pain and puts additional strain on their joints. Mechanical lifting can be used to lift a wide range of objects, including glass frames, glass doors, and glass panels.

5. Advantages of utilizing mechanical lifting equipment

5.1 Reducing the Risk of Injury

Using a mechanical lifting aid on a project reduces the need for manual handling, keeping employees safe. A lifting aid's purpose was to allow people to move objects such as glass from one location to another without putting strain on the human body.

5.2 Security

The main concern when working with glass is the employees' safety. Glazing robots can assist glaziers by preventing hazards on the job site. A mechanical lifting aid reduces the need for lifting and is ideal for lifting glass to difficult-to-reach places.

5.3 Reduced Manpower in a Single Location

Using a lifting aid reduces the number of people required for the job. Lifting glass, for example, is usually done in groups to ensure safety. However, using a mechanical lifting method reduces the number of people required for one job, allowing more jobs to be completed at a faster rate.

6. Mechanical Glass Lifting Equipment Disadvantages

Although mechanical glass lifting has many advantages, it also has some disadvantages. For example, maintenance and repairs. Mechanical lifting equipment is not inexpensive, and you must also consider servicing and repairs. However, if you maintain your equipment and allow for regular servicing, you can reduce the impact of any future repair costs.

Then there are the machine's limitations. When purchasing lifting equipment, always seek advice to ensure that it is the correct model for your intended use. Check the safe workload of the model you've chosen to make sure it meets your needs.

Although mechanical glass lifting has some drawbacks, many of these can be avoided by regularly servicing your machines, properly maintaining your equipment, and investing in the right type of equipment.

7. Handling Manually

The transport of objects by hand or bodily force is known as manual handling. The advantage of manual handling is that it teaches your employees how to properly lift heavy objects. Employees are more likely to be injured in the workplace if they know how to lift objects correctly without injuring themselves or others.

Because they are aware of the risks, workers become more cautious when handling heavy objects. As a result, they will be more cautious and aware of the risks that their negligence can cause.

Although there are some advantages to manual handling, the disadvantages outweigh them. Although employees may have received adequate manual handling training, injuries are not always avoidable. Repetitive lifting of heavy objects, for example, can result in long-term health issues such as back pain and muscle strain.

This not only has long-term consequences for employees' health, but it also has short-term consequences such as cuts, bruises, small fractures, sprains, and muscle strain. This will have an impact on the workplace if the employee is forced to miss work due to these issues. Nobler Glass, on the other hand, can make the process easier with our high-quality glass lifting equipment. Examine our manual 'Glass Lifting' accessories. Glass lifting slings, continuous slings, webbing slings, and carrying straps are all available. These can assist you in safely and easily lifting glass.

8. Conclusion

Now that you're aware of the various types of lifting options available, it's clear that mechanical handling is far superior in the glazing industry. A variety of factors can influence whether or not a mechanical glass lifting aid is appropriate for your business.

The advantages and disadvantages listed allow you to see how a glazing robot can add value to your company. There may be disadvantages to using mechanical glass lifting equipment; however, these can be mitigated by properly maintaining your equipment.

Manual lifting is a much less expensive option, but it is not as effective as mechanical lifting aids. Check out our 'Glass Lifting Tools' section for more information on the different types of lifting options we have available!

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