“We chose the Penny Mezz Lift because it was compact and easy to use,” says David Murrell, Operations Manager at Lorlin Electronics. “It has allowed us to better utilise the space we now occupy.”
Lorlin Electronics has manufactured a range of electrical potentiometers and switches since the 1960s. When some of its leases came to an end recently the company decided to consolidate two existing factories on to a single site in Littlehampton. The UK assembly operation was relocated onto the existing mezzanine as part of the transformation.
Component kits prepared in the stores are loaded onto specially built trolleys and transferred to the assembly area. When both were on the same floor this was a simple process and the trolleys were sufficient to handle everything. Although the components and assemblies are relatively light, relocating operations to the mezzanine meant that some lifting or carrying was required. Lorlin originally relied on a manual process but recognised that some form mechanical assistance offered a better long term solution.