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design, AL Systems™ safely and
efficiently handle awide variety
of lifters and handling devices.
They are also easily configured to
suit almost any application need.
Plus, because the rail sections
are surface treated and anodized,
AL Systems are virtually
For higher capacity workstation crane
solutions up to 10 tons, ask about our
NOMAD® Crane System.
crane, our aluminum rail systems
an exclusive EMH T-Slot
are called “electrically” conductive
because they typically come with a
ground cord that should be connected
to a nearby electrical outlet.
Mats resistant to sparks: A manufacturing facility may have workers
using welding equipment. Sparks can
result in fires, and a mat designed to
resist and repel sparks helps prevent
this. Some of these mats also include
anti-fatigue properties because invariably workers using welding equipment
are standing for long periods of time.
Anti-fatigue mats: Of all the mats
mentioned, this is likely the one manufacturing facility administrators are
most aware of. Anti-fatigue mats provide a “bounce” that promotes blood
flow through the lower limbs; this
helps reduce fatigue and vibrations.
Studies have found that when anti-fatigue mats are installed in industrial
locations, they can help improve
All of the mats mentioned above
are designed for dry environments.
However, a manufacturing facility is
likely to have wet and oil areas that
can cause floor surfaces to be wet and
oily as well — presenting a potential
danger to workers. There are a number of different mats designed specifically to allow moisture, grease and oil
to fall below the work area, ensuring
the worker is always standing on a
safe, dry surface.
Logo mats: While logo mats are
not designed specifically for indus-
trial locations, they can provide a
number of intangible benefits. As
the name implies, a logo mat bears
such boldly imprinted elements as
the logo, name, marketing slogan
and other related information of a
company. Logo mats have proven
to be very effective at promoting a
brand, enhancing aesthetics and most
importantly, promoting worker pride.
They should be installed at building
entries, as well as interior locations
throughout a manufacturing facility.
While there are even more types of
mats we could discuss, your best bet
in finding mats for specific purposes
is to work with an astute distributor representing an established mat
Adam Strizzi is marketing manager for Crown Mats and Matting
( www.crown-mats.com), one of North
America’s oldest and largest mat
Making Entry Mats
The length of these three
types of mats is very important.
Often referred to as the “Rule of
15,” each type of mat should be
five feet long, a total of 15 feet.
This amount of matting should
prevent 70 percent or more of
the soil and moisture on shoe
bottoms from being tracked into