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Guide to Rigging in the Metalworking Industry

Guide to Rigging in the Metalworking Industry - Equip Trucking

The metalworking industry helps connect all other industries, providing them with essential tools and equipment for use in product-making consumer goods. Using metal and iron, metalworking delivers vital manufacturing services, ensuring industries can meet their production needs and consumers can enjoy dozens of modern luxuries.

Let’s dive into metalworking and its common equipment and tools and explore how rigging plays a crucial role in helping the metalworking industry run smoothly during transition periods.

What Is Metalworking?

At its most basic, metalworking is working with metal to create parts, shapes and tools to produce high-quality, efficient machinery that helps advance and refine goods and production. In metalworking, metal and iron are shaped into machines, tools and parts and then shipped off to facilities to help produce goods or be a part of the goods themselves.

Common Metalworking Industry Tools and Equipment

Several components make up the metalworking industry. With so many complex tools and equipment, rigging can become essential for moving metalworking components around.

Here are some of the most common tools and equipment used in the metalworking industry:

  • Drilling machines: One of the most versatile metalworking tools, drills can make holes in a huge range of materials. Some of the materials drills can penetrate are concrete, wood, plastic and metal. Depending on your needs, drilling machines can drill at different angles and depths, or they can be used to mass-produce drilled holes.
  • Blades: From sheet metal to tubes, blades are needed in almost every industry. Manufacturing industries like textile and rubber rely heavily on blades for their production.
  • Welding machines: These machines use an electric arc to heat the metal and weld it together. With so many different uses for welding, dozens of welding machines are available, each offering special capabilities.
  • Milling machines: Milling machines use rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece. Milling machines have different orientations depending on their purpose. Machined parts made from metal, plastic or wood are all made with a milling machine.
  • Lathes: Lathes are highly versatile, traditional tools used in metalworking. The machine tool is fixed in place, and the object you’re working on is turned around the tool until it’s the desired shape. Lathes can make a variety of objects, including gears, bushings, screws, shafts, bolts, nuts and bearings.

Equip Trucking Can Haul Your Metalworking Equipment

The metalworking industry relies on large, heavy equipment to produce essential tools and components for industries everywhere. You can avoid damaging your metalworking tools with the right equipment and capabilities. Incorrect hauling can damage equipment, leading to downtime and high expenses.

Equip Trucking Can Haul Your Metalworking Equipment

If you need your metalworking equipment hauled, Equip Trucking has the resources to relocate everything safely. With Equip Trucking, you can be sure your metalworking machinery makes it to the site safely.

Here are the metalworking machines our team can relocate, install and store:

  • Air compressors
  • Autoclaves
  • Band saws
  • Broaching machines
  • CNC
  • CNC horizontal machining centers
  • CNC lathes
  • CNC vertical machining centers
  • Cylindrical grinder
  • EDM machines
  • Engine lathe
  • Horizontal Boring Mills
  • Hydraulic Press
  • Hydraulic Sheer
  • Laser Cutters
  • Machining Center
  • Mill
  • Ovens
  • Parts Washers
  • Plasma Cutters
  • Plate Rolls
  • Press Brake
  • Radial Drills
  • Riveters
  • Roll Formers
  • Rotary Tables
  • Slitting Lines
  • Stamping Press
  • Surface Grinders
  • Vertical Boring Mills
  • Water Jets
  • Welding Machinery
  • Welding Positioners

If you have special metalworking relocation requests, speak to your rigging team or project manager. During planning, you’ll discuss the equipment that needs to be moved and the tools required to move it. Our high-quality transportation equipment and relocation tools will work to ensure the safety of your machines in transport.

How Metalworking Relocation Works

Once metalworking equipment needs relocation, it’s essential to get in contact with a professional rigging company. You’re trusting the rigging company with highly valuable, necessary equipment, so hiring a professional company is critical to ensure the safe transportation of metalworking equipment.

After contacting a rigging company for your project, this is how the relocation process will proceed:

1. Planning

Before relocation work begins, you’ll work with your professional rigger to identify any hazards, special requests, safety precautions and site details. The planning stage covers each section of the move and lays out the components that need moving and the equipment required to move them.

The planning stage is critical to the success and safety of the project. With the proper understanding of the project and area and the correct tools, accessories and safety equipment for removal, the project will go smoothly.

2. Relocation

Once planning is complete and the date is set, the rigging team will arrive on site. They’ll take all necessary precautions before beginning to move your equipment. If any repairs are required before relocation, the team will help prepare your equipment for transportation before any movement occurs.

Anyone not involved in the relocation will be kept away from the site, and the team will ensure the hoist is secure before movement begins to ensure the safety of the equipment and team. Relocation services typically cover any disassembly and reassembling needed for transport.

After everything is safely loaded up, the team takes it to the relocation site and carefully unloads it.

3. Cleanup

After relocating everything from the project, the team will clean up the site, remove all rigging equipment and accessories and store equipment safely.

Whether you have special rigging requirements or have requested a small relocation job, a professional rigging company will work within the planned schedule to safely and efficiently get everything relocated to your site of choice.

Choose Equip Trucking for Professional Machine Rigging Services

Choose Equip Trucking for Professional Machine Rigging Services

With over 30 years of rigging experience, you can trust Equip Trucking to deliver high-quality rigging services, no matter the job. We offer rigging services to a range of industries, including metalworking, power generation, construction, medical and more.

Our end-to-end service means you get professional assistance from the early planning stages to the rigging and installation of your project. With reliable industrial rigging equipment and unmatched attention to detail and safety, your machines are in the most capable hands when you use our rigging services.

Equip Tricking provides unparalleled customer service and top-notch rigging for your machinery. From warehousing to rigging and trucking, we can handle all your relocation needs. If you’re interested in using our rigging services, contact us today.