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Designing Your Industrial Space: A Comprehensive Guide

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When it comes to your industrial space, productivity, safety, and efficiency are the priorities. You want to meet your product demand in a timely and cost-effective manner, and we here at Southwest Industrial Electric know how to achieve just that.

Whether you are a corporation, manufacturing, commercial, or industrial facility, these industrial design tips will help you create a high-quality work environment. So, where to start?

Your Electrical Layout

When it comes to building a profitable business, you have to start from the ground up. And, in the industrial sphere, the base of all profitability is power. Your factory requires dependable power, and usually a lot of it. That’s why we here at Southwest Industrial Electric will assess your power demand, based on the systems and equipment you rely on, and design a power distribution system custom to address your needs.

Our professional electricians are highly trained in:

  • Power Distribution Systems

  • Underground Distribution Systems

  • New Services

  • Energy Retrofits

  • New Power Circuitry

  • Service Upgrades

  • Power Filtering

  • Power Problem Resolution

Say goodbye to faulty outlets, periodic computer malfunctions, and slow machinery, and start running your warehouse at optimum efficiency.

Establishing The Proper Lighting

A well-lit workspace is a safe one. Regardless of the level of automation that your business has adopted, there are still people walking your warehouse floor. And, they require adequate lighting to not only avoid potential danger but also to work on what they need to work on. From repairing systems to adjusting settings, your employees should be in a bright space.

If you have high ceilings in your manufacturing space, you should install high bays which will ensure that your whole warehouse is illuminated. If you're working with hazardous materials, make sure you install shatterproof lights. As you can see, a lot goes into choosing the right lighting service for your space. Contact your local, commercial electricians to head your lighting installation or retrofit.

Additionally, if your business is not running on LED’s, it is time to make the switch. Replace your incandescent bulbs with these lights—they are energy-efficient, have a long lifespan, and will evenly brighten your space. LED bulbs also don't emit heat, so you will subsequently save on your monthly cooling costs as well.

Adding Automation To Your Space

Looking to increase production? Want to eliminate your margin for error? It’s time to implement automation services into your business plan. Industrial automation opens up your business to new potentials, as it increases productivity, reduces operational costs, and ensures consistent quality across all of your products. Not to mention, it can secure the safety of your employees, as programmed equipment can replace those with high-risk jobs.

The electricians here can help you with automation at every level to make your business more efficient and economical.

  • Information Level: Master control computers and information servers

  • Supervising & Control Levels: Control computers and unique hardware designed to electronically control production processes

  • Control Level: PLCs, SCARA machines, production robots, CNC machines, and other devices which acquire and interpret commands from production control computers as well as make changes based on input from field level inputs like sensors and valves

  • Field Level: AC & DC motors, relays, sensors, bar codes, and other information or input trigger gathering devices

Creating Control Systems

Proactive engineering lends to project success. Integrated control systems, including pneumatic control systems, hydraulic control systems, and refrigeration systems. Control systems allow your manufacturing process to run without interruption, human error, and with optimized efficiency. Pre-set your schedules, pre-program your heating and cooling, and your business will be set up for energy savings.

When it comes to installing your industrial space and properly designing the layout to perfectly fit your needs, we're here to help! We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and experience. Working together, we can ensure that your industrial space will be functioning at high efficiency and allow your team to operate effectively. If you're ready to build or redesign your industrial space, call our Southwest Industrial Electric team at (323) 215-1273.