How can painted parts be protected in stillages?

4th March 2024


At Acres we design and manufacture custom products for numerous industries. Depending on the type of product being manufactured and the stage of the manufacturing process, paint protection can become a very important subject…


What’s the benefit of using stillages during manufacturing processes to prevent damage to painted surfaces?

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Using stillages to prevent paint damage during manufacturing not only protects the aesthetic and structural integrity of the products but also offers operational efficiencies, cost savings, and safety benefits, contributing to a more effective, efficient, and sustainable manufacturing process. Some of these benefits include:

1. Enhanced Protection

  • Physical Separation: Stillages can be designed to hold items in a way that minimises contact between them, reducing the risk of scratches, chips, or other physical damage to the painted surfaces.
  • Custom Fit: Custom-designed stillages ensure that each item is securely held in place, which is particularly important during transportation or when moving items around within a manufacturing facility to prevent bumps and scratches.

2. Improved Efficiency

  • Organised Workflow: Using stillages helps organise the manufacturing floor, allowing for smoother workflows and reducing the time needed for workers to handle or look for components. This organisation can lead to faster production times and reduced labor costs.
  • Ease of Transportation: With components securely held in stillages, moving items between different stages of the manufacturing process or to storage areas is more efficient, reducing the risk of damage during handling.

3. Increased Storage Space

  • Maximised Space Utilisation: Stillages can be designed to be stackable, significantly increasing storage capacity within a given footprint. This efficient use of space is especially beneficial in warehouses and on manufacturing floors where space is at a premium.

4. Cost Savings

  • Reduced Waste and Rework: by protecting painted surfaces from damage, stillages reduce the need for costly rework or repairs, thereby saving on materials and labor costs associated with fixing or repainting damaged items.
  • Long-Term Durability: Stillages are typically made from durable materials like steel, offering long-term use and reducing the need for frequent replacements. Their durability also means they can withstand the rigours of industrial environments.

5. Enhanced Product Quality

  • Consistent Quality Assurance: Protecting items during manufacture and transport helps ensure that they reach the end-user in the best possible condition, reflecting well on the manufacturer’s commitment to quality.

6. Safety

  • Reduced Risk of Accidents: Securely holding items in stillages minimises the risk of them falling or causing obstructions, contributing to a safer work environment for employees.

7. Environmental Benefits

  • Reusable and Sustainable: Unlike single-use packaging, stillages can be reused multiple times, reducing waste and supporting sustainability efforts within the manufacturing process.

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Acres have a range of standard products but also support clients with custom machinery and medium-high volume products such as trolleys, stillages etc. 

We have manufactured lots of different stillages for various industries.

We also manufacture access platformsjigs and fixtures and many other types of production support solutions / products. 

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