Hanging Sign Hardware for the Manufacturing Environment

Hanging Sign Hardware for the Manufacturing Environment

Informative and highly visible signs in the manufacturing environment supports the organization’s lean initiatives which drives safety and efficiency into standards-based processes. The outlay of company resources creates value by removing inefficiencies in the production process.  Signs support this by reducing non-value-added work, empowering employees towards greater efficiency and smoothing-out production unevenness.

Make It Happen

Critical to business success is the ability of manufacturers and other efficiency driven businesses to harness the visual workplace that makes plain what is and is not normal, transforming the company into a lean and effective production operation.  Visual solutions empower workers to better understand the work order:  what is to happen, when it will happen, how it will happen, who will make it happen and how many are needed to make it happen.

Hanging Sign Hardware for Improved Communication

Hanging sign hardware allows for strategically placed signs in the visual workplace supporting self-explanation, self-ordering and self-regulation by the employees of the work processes. A notable example of effective use of signs is found in manufacturers with production cells. In the visually oriented workplace, signs give direction and identification on the production floor.  Each cell is signed with the part being produced.  Adjacent to the production cell is the raw material “supermarket”. Raw materials ready for conversion are slotted and signed to match each production cell making “shopping” for the correct raw material quick and easy.

Raw materials located nearby, easily distinguishable from each other and quickly accessible in the “supermarket” keep production moving forward. A manufacturing environment with great signage hung with quality hanging sign hardware provides true visual solutions that support the goals of the visual workplace.

Proper Visuals Enhance the Workplace

There are a variety of visuals in use in business.  While this blog’s focus is on the hanging sign hardware for installing signs on ceilings, let’s not ignore floor stripping for employee and visitor direction and safety; wall signs that inspire, inform and communicate team goals and results. Even the outline of tools on pegboard in the tool crib support visual efficiency.

So, where do you put signs?  Above each production cell, in raw material receiving and storage, converted product storage, the staging a

Boost Employee Safety and Efficiency

rea for shipping. Even the office can be easily signed with flush mount hanging sign hardware.

Properly signed businesses bring value to their customers through less waste, more productivity and competitively priced product, creating time to focus on the bigger issues in today’s competitive workplace.

Boost Employee Safety and Efficiency with Hanging Sign Hardware

Hanging sign hardware lets you precisely place signs with messages that enhance employee work knowledge and efficiency. Employees are your best resource for the visuals they need to be successful. Signage communicates valuable information so a supervisor doesn’t have to convey the same message repeatedly. More importantly is the fact that signs aren’t as commonly misinterpreted as the spoken word. Verbal instructions from a supervisor can easily be misheard or misinterpreted.  Signs are much more direct and to the point.

About Ceiling Outfitters:

Since 2007, Ceiling Outfitters has partnered with over 2,000 organizations and 22,000 stores nationally within the retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality industries. Ceiling space and storefront windows are optimal visual display locations and we help customers utilize these areas safely, quickly, easily and more economically.

We are the master distributor of the Clik-Clik™ family of product, the premier magnetic hanging system that transforms the ceiling eco-system into a workable location for strategic placement of ceiling signs and displays and helps employees suspend items without a ladder or lifting device.

Use a Magnetic Hanging System to Make Your Ceiling Sell

Use a Magnetic Hanging System to Make Your Ceiling Sell

Everyone who owns or manages a business understands the untapped advertising potential of their facility’s ceilings. This severely underused space has the potential to thoroughly engage customers and employees. Make use of a magnetic hanging system at your facility and you will find the sales challenge to be that much easier.

Magnetic Hanging Systems Make Meaningful use of Underutilized Spaces

Take a moment to consider how you currently advertise your products, services and other offerings. You probably have a few wall signs, floor displays, shelf-edge signs and window signs. Yet you might have overlooked one of the most important spaces for marketing: your facility’s ceiling. Signs and visual displays hung with a magnetic hanging systems allows you to strategically position your message and engage the audience. You can use magnetic hanging systems to display advertisements, information about specials, general ceiling displays, you company’s value proposition, décor or whatever else you deem appropriate for your business. This is the perfect way to raise awareness of price discounts, information pertaining to holiday sales and special events.

Consider the mentality of the typical customer when he steps foot in your facility. His awareness is heightened. He is looking all around at the products, advertisements, prices and other information. He is absolutely certain to see product and price-related information when displayed with a magnetic hanging systems. Such information displayed from the ceiling at the product  provides prominence to the product.. These hanging signs demand attention. This really is the perfect way to draw attention to specific offerings, prices, sales, upcoming offerings and anything else your business  likes to highlight.

Magnetic Hanging Systems Make the Installation Process Easier

The installation of magnetic hanging systems to display signs from the ceiling is nowhere near as difficult as most assume. The installation process takes minimal time and effort. It is perfectly safe and does not require a degree in engineering or physics! Installation can be performed by brand marketers, sign installation contractors, and retail personnel .

What is Required to Hang Signs from Your Facility’s Ceiling

You do not need complex and bulky equipment to attach magnetic hanging systems to your ceiling. All you need is the metal of the drop ceiling “T” bars, open-ceiling steel beams, or exposed roof decking. Clik-Clik is the perfect system for hanging signs with magnets. Clik-Clik is ideal for an array of diverse venues ranging from traditional retail and grocery stores to event venues, manufacturing facilities, churches, schools, universities and beyond. Part of the appeal of this system is that it doesn’t require the use of an unwieldy or dangerous ladder and multiple people. There is no need for an employee or anyone else to climb 5 or 10 feet up to position the marketing material. Nor is there any need for scissor lifts with their rental fees. So, don’t worry about OSHA’s strict set of rules pertaining to the use of scissor lifts.  Clik-Clik components work together to make the installation of signs from your own two feet safe, easy and quick.

MagPole and MagMover

The MagPole is specially designed to function as a durable installation pole for extended professional use. Use it for the easy and safe transportation of a magnet-sign combination to the ceiling. It is also used to retrieve the magnet-sign combination.

MagPole and MagMover

Three unique extension lengths are available, allowing for the hanging of signs on ceilings up to  27 feet high. The MagPole then collapses for easy transportation and  is sized just right to fit in the back of the average sized car. The MagMover works in unison with and connects to the upper portion of the MagPole. It transports  and retrieves the ClikMagnet with ease.

The ClikMagnets

ClikMagnets are small but uber-powerful permanent neodymium magnets that resist demagnetization. They firmly and reliably connect to any metal surface comprised of steel. ClikMagnets are lined with a plastic coating to protect against scratches. Those who try ClikMagnets testify these nifty devices really are the ideal replacement for conventional ceiling clips that tend to be quite difficult to work with. ClikMagnets disconnect from the ceiling with minimal effort. They are available in different pull-strengths: up to 3 lb., 5 lb., 10 lb. and 20 lb. magnetic pulls.  The pull strength is governed by the amount of iron/steel in the connection point.

LoopLine  

This magnetic hanging systems also makes use of LoopLine. This cord is configured with 2-inch repeating loops and connects ClikMagnet to the ceiling display or sign. When each length of LoopLine™ has the same number of loops, the sign will hang level. And, there is no need to connect with a knot.  Simply loop the line back through itself to make a sturdy connection to the magnet and the sign.  LoopLine is available in several roll lengths and colors including clear which  allows for a nearly invisible aesthetic. It provides tensile strength upwards of 25 pounds. This is the ideal replacement for string, barb, steel cable/chains as well as metal and plastic C-hooks.

About Ceiling Outfitters:

Since 2007, Ceiling Outfitters has partnered with over 2,000 organizations and 22,000 stores nationally within the retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality industries. Ceiling space and storefront windows are optimal visual display locations and we help customers utilize these areas safely, quickly, easily and more economically.

We are the master distributor of the Clik-Clik™ family of product, the premier magnetic hanging system that transforms the ceiling eco-system into a workable location for strategic placement of ceiling signs and displays and helps employees suspend items without a ladder or lifting device.