Planning a machinery relocation? Tips from the pros

Machinery relocation planning

If you're a factory or machinery owner, it stands to reason that at some stage you’ll eventually need to remove or relocate some or all of your equipment. This can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be with the help of a professional team. At Project Cranes and Rigging, we specialise in machinery relocations and factory moves, so know exactly what it takes to seamlessly complete a project that involves complex machine rigging and moving. Here are a few tips to help make your machinery relocation go as smoothly as possible.

Plan ahead

As the saying goes - if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. The same can be said when it comes to machinery relocations, as the process can be greatly complex and time-consuming. By planning ahead and giving yourself plenty of time to prepare for all potential outcomes, you can avoid any costly surprises when the time comes to carry out the move. The major step we can recommend when planning is to take an inventory of all the machinery and equipment you need to relocate, which will help you determine the exact size and scope of your project, as well as give you a better understanding of what machinery rigging and moving services you'll need to utilise.

Some disassembly required? Make sure it’s completed as instructed

When completing a machinery relocation or factory move, cutting corners - as tempting as it seems - does not pay dividends. A lot of large machinery is designed by the manufacturer to be disassembled when it needs to be moved. Rest assured this was not done to frustrate you but to ensure the machinery can endure transportation with a minimised risk of receiving damage.

Coordinate with other departments

If you're working within a larger organisation or factory and know that your machinery relocation is going to impact other departments in your company, be sure to coordinate with them ahead of time. Whether it's ensuring access is clear, or needing to disconnect the power or other utility supply by liaising with the necessary parties, you will avoid any disruptions or problems during the move by keeping in touch with others.

Prepare your machinery’s new home

When you arrive with your machinery at the new location, the last thing you want is the headache of realising it won't fit where you want it to. It's important to ensure the space where you will be housing the machinery, even if it's a temporary storage facility, has adequate access and the space necessary to accommodate your requirements.

Enlist the support of a reputable company

Entrusting your machinery relocation to an experienced and reputable company like Project Cranes and Rigging is the surefire recipe for a smooth factory move. We can handle all phases of the process from planning through to execution, and have the experience and know-how to overcome any potential challenges that may crop up along the way.

Whether you're moving one machine or an entire factory, following these tips will help to make your machinery relocation go as smoothly as possible. And if you need any assistance, the team at Project Cranes and Rigging are always on hand to help. Give us a call today.

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