Whether it’s a heavy-duty lift or a conveyor, there are few attributes more important when buying shipping equipment than corrosion proof materials. Without careful attention to detail when buying shipping equipment, companies can find themselves dealing with a large amount of rust and other damage within a matter of months after their purchase. Corrosion can reduce the value of equipment after purchased, reduce the value of outgoing shipments, and even put employee health at risk on a daily basis. For this reason, it’s a good idea to examine equipment materials before finalizing a purchase.
Fiberglass and Stainless Steel: Two Key Materials for Shipping
One of the main trends in the industry over the past several decades has been a shift almost entirely to stainless steel when it comes to manufacturing shipping equipment. This is especially true for equipment that is targeted toward industries where shipment of liquids is a common occurrence. With corrosion-proof stainless steel on the job, liquids from shipments will not lead to long-term damage. Even worst-case scenarios, like a leak in the facility or a natural disaster, won’t cause stainless steel to corrode and pose problems.
Fiberglass is often used as an “accent” in many types of shipping equipment, and for good reason. Unlike many other materials, fiberglass will not corrode at the slightest hint of moisture. It also won’t buckle or shatter as easily as standard glass, giving it a heavy duty nature that is all but required in today’s warehouses and commercial facilities.
A Commitment to Long-Term Value and Effectiveness
Without corrosion-proof construction, shipping equipment will be more likely to break down, become damaged, and reduce business productivity. That’s because the gradual wear of corrosion will weaken the materials used to build the shipping equipment and, under stress, the equipment will simply stop functioning. That isn’t a good outcome for any business, especially in today’s economy. Without the right planning, the wrong equipment can cause delays, major financial losses, and worker headaches that can last for weeks at a time.
Because materials like stainless steel are designed to withstand even the harshest conditions, they’ll last a great deal longer than other materials. That increases the value of corrosion-proof equipment and helps to reassure business owners that their investment will not soon crumble and leave them without a viable solution for getting the job done in the most efficient way possible.
Douglas Equipment Has What Shipping Companies Need
Douglas Equipment’s experience in the industry has taught us that the best equipment is the equipment that holds up even under the toughest circumstances. For this reason, business owners can trust us to supply them only with the most heavy duty, long-lasting equipment on the market. From lifts to conveyors and beyond, we deal only in equipment that can withstand the damage done by anything from a sprinkler system to an accidental spill or shipping incident.
Be sure to get in touch with us today and let us know your needs. We’ll immediately begin assessing how our equipment can help address those needs in a long-term, sustainable way.