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Lean manufacturing is the process of cutting back on certain materials or speeding up certain processes to lower the overall cost of manufacturing. There can be key benefits to this approach to manufacturing, but it's important to move forward with a balanced view of lowering costs without compromising quality. This blog looks at that concept, but it also delves into other information related to the manufacturing and industrial fields. Ultimately, this blog is designed to help manufacturing professionals as well as B2B clients who purchase products or outsource processes to this field. If you have questions, I hope that you find the answers you need here.


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The Industrial Uses of Netting

by Mark Peters

Nets and netting have a number of uses in modern industry. Netting is essentially a product that is made from fibres which are woven together in a grid-like structure. According to historical research, nets have been found in use during the classical era, for example with fishing, but they may date as far back as stone age man. For a relatively simple technology, it may come as a surprise just how many contemporary uses nets are put to. Read on to discover more.

Anti-Litter Nets

These sorts of nets are used in industrial areas where debris may be an issue. They are, for example, frequently found on construction sites to prevent items blowing into unwanted areas or to keep rubbish within a certain compound. These sorts of nets are commonly stretched across a scaffold or a series of poles in the ground to form something that looks like a fence. The netting is stretched over its mounting frame and will remain in situ for as long as it is needed. When items are blown into the net, they can be collected easily. Anti-litter nets tend to be tough and able to withstand debris but allow air to pass through freely.

Skip Nets

These sorts of nets are used by skip hire companies to keep the contents of their skips in place until they can be properly discarded. Skip nets are made to size so that they can wrap around the out lip of the top of the skip, but they will also have enough flexibility in their grid that items sticking out can still be covered. Skip netting is often made from a heavy-duty PVC yarn and is tied onto the skip with tough cord, just like a ute net.

Lifting Nets

These products are used when items need to be picked up and moved in one go. A lifting net will typically be used in conjunction with a crane. Rather than lifting several smaller items, like bags of cement, in turn, several can be placed into a lifting net and hoisted in a single movement. Lifting nets are rated for their maximum weight payload so that they can be used safely.

Pallet Rack Nets

These nets are typically used in warehouses and are installed at the side of racking systems designed to accommodate pallets. When items are picked from a pallet high on a shelf, there is always the risk that something will topple and fall. Pallet rack netting prevents such falls from ending in disaster by hitting a warehouse operative in the aisle below.