Creating Custom Material Flow Solutions With FlowTube

FlowTube Steel and Aluminium was developed for continuous improvement of material flow in the supply chain management.  From the available tube lengths and profile types to the standard hex keys used, FlowTube provides a wide range of solutions and requires no special tools for measuring, cutting or assembling.

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Wide range of accessories

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No special tooling required

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Rebuild or recycle structure when finished

Gravity Flow Racks

Improving stock efficiency and saving floor space can be achieved through the use of Gravity Flow Racks.  Fixed furniture is more costly as it has only a single application.  FlowTube allows flow racks to be made deeper, wider and higher through simple modifications to extend the life of material flow racks.

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Reduce floors space occupied by fixed furniture

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Easy implementation of FIFO system to improve stock efficiency

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Reduced time wastage due to production processes.

Workbenches / Workstations

Workbenches are ideal for where many components are being manually assembled but often fixed to a single-use.  FlowTube allows the workbench to be easily modified for new tasks.

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Modular deign to facilitate simple change.

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Add dedicated lighting or signage for Kanban system

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Optional height-adjustable work surface

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Trolleys / Carts

Trolleys/carts help the material flow from flow racks to workbenches on the assembly line or pick stock to meet order demands.  Designing and modifying your trolley/cart allows you to improve your picking process and reduce time wastage.

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Kitting trolley/carts to place kit components together ready for assembly

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Picking trolley/carts to allow continuous supply along the assembly line

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Reel trolley/carts to quickly dispense wiring and flexible tubing

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Quickly modify trolley/cart to meet your new picking requirements

Storage Racks

Customise your storage racks to meet your material flow requirements.  As processes change, simply adapt or redesign the existing storage rack by changing the angle of rollers, height of shelves or increase the storage depth and height.

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Create shelving space designed for different sized cartons

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Add dedicated lighting or signage for Kanban system

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Mix static and roller shelve to provide complete material storage

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Display Boards and PC Stations

Display boards can be used to show control towers highlighting picking and assembly line performance.  PC stations can be used to enter live updates into company systems to update stocks and delivery schedules.

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Design size to display all measured KPI’s

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Integrate storage and monitor screens for digital displays

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Quickly increase or decrease the size of display boards installations for internal feedback or test new KPI’s.

Custom Solutions

With FlowTube, you can build anything you need to improve your material flow and storage solutions.  If you can think it and design it, with FlowTube, you can build it.  If you need help designing the perfect solution, speak to our Design Team to take your solution from brainstorm to rapid design and deployment.

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Add conveyor rollers to a flow rack to make replenishment and picking more efficient

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Our design team can help you develop your Karakuri solutions with standard components from the FlowTube product range

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Use custom solutions for short term production lines and then redesign and reuse.

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Stock and Kits

If you like to conceptualise and build solutions within your team, then our stock solution is ideal for you.  You order standard components from us and simply cut tubes to size, make your rack with your dimensions and then assemble the final shelving/carton flow elements.
 
Alternatively, we can design, cut and deliver solutions for you to assemple in kit form.

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Adopting a truly continuous improvement strategy

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Full training for your design and build offered upon request

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No special tools required

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