Category: Manufacture

Personalise workspace to increase efficiency

A personalised work space is an important work tool. Workstations and storage placed logically and strategically, to organise the workspace for each activity and operative are a tangible asset in the manufacture of parts and in production. The creation of ergonomic work environments will promote maximum efficiency and productivity. Our system will allow users to … Continued

Practice what we Preach – Communications

At the Tube and Bracket company we use Visual Management to communicate throughout the offices  and Factory. For example a SQCDP board was recently introduced to record and measure metrics: Safety – safety measures achieved each day are monitored, recorded and marked as green if met and red if not. Monitoring near misses and safety … Continued

Gas-lifted shelving solutions on the move

Heavy items can be difficult to move and store when space is at a premium. Many industries use shelving to store equipment and trolleys to move it. However, access can be limited when large items are stored a little too snugly, or heavy items need to be lifted with additional equipment. This can cause it’s … Continued

Practice what we Preach – Our Process

We are always looking at ways to improve fulfilment of our customers requirements at the Tube and Bracket Company. One simple approach has been the reduction in the number of handling operations and the distances that our production staff have to move when picking or retrieving components to make our solutions. This may sound obvious … Continued

Improving Logistics

Operational excellence doesn’t require a huge investment, Just a commitment to succeed. Your organisation can improve productivity and profitability by making quick and simple changes. Often, when factories, warehouses and distribution centres introduce new conveyors, workcells or storage racks they focus on the way they have always worked, rather than reviewing and updating their processes. … Continued

Any Shape, Any Size, Any challenge!

Increase your capacity to handle items of any shape and size on the production line. No matter how unusual, we can build carts and trolleys for your specific and challenging moving and handling requirements” says Nick Tyler, CEO, The Tube & Bracket Company. “We have never failed yet to provide fast, effective and affordable solutions … Continued

Customise for Continuous Improvement

Customised solutions can really benefit companies who aim to practice continuous improvement in Lean Manufacturing, because they are built to fit the available space and the workforce. For example workbenches, trolleys and flow-racks, customised to fit the needs of individuals will result in more efficient working, reduced repetitive strain injuries and increased productivity. When customer … Continued

Technical Workshop for Carver Group at T&B

Tube and bracket hosted a Technical workshop on 15th November for The Carver Group, a family owned business that manages a portfolio of manufacturing businesses; Biddle, Thermoscreens, Carver Clamps and Widney Leisure. The Event was held at the Banbury Head Office at Middleton Cheney. The Carver Group has it’s headquarters in the UK, representation in … Continued

Getting organised the easy way

If you’ve ever been frustrated by missing or damaged tools then it’s time to organise your workspace! Are you more productive when organised? When everything is where it should be it makes it so much easier to focus on the task at hand. No interruptions to look for vital components and tools. Imagine your whole … Continued

The 7 Wastes in Manufacturing and how to eliminate them

Become more responsive to your customers demands and provide greater levels of service without compromising your business objectives. LEAN manufacturing storage and handling techniques can be applied to virtually any manufacturing process to deliver significant performance improvement and reduce overall costs. The goal of LEAN is to identify and eliminate non-essential and non-value steps in … Continued

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