Slipping, tripping and falling. All these are the major causes of industrial accidents in Germany. Proper floor marking can prevent a lot of anguish. A network of German industries has set up a project jointly with Winter Markiertechnik using Graco equipment.
Each day the German industrial sector witnesses more than one thousand industrial accidents. On an annual basis, this reaches 255,000 accidents alongside 65,000 accidents on the way to work. Forty of these accidents result in the loss of life.
Improving the safety and efficiency
“This is why we have decided jointly with the industrial unions to devote two years to applying professional floor and road striping in and around the industries,” we are told by the operational manager of Winter Markiertechnik. “By applying ground striping we have succeeded in improving the safety and efficiency of the local work processes. The safety on industrial sites has also improved tremendously.”
Winter Markiertechnik executed the striping with odour-free two-component paint based on modified epoxy resin, using a low solvent content. As a cover, they applied a transparent two-component UV-resistant acrylic varnish. This protective layer ensures that the striping remains visible longer and does not become dirty so fast. This type of coating is appropriate in industries where the striping is always subjected to heavy loads.
“Thanks to both LineLazers we had absolutely no problem reaching even the smallest corners of the production floor.”
Operational manager Winter Markiertechnik
For this industrial project Winter Markiertechnik deployed various Graco machines: the Graco LineLazer machines IV 5900 and HS 200. “Thanks to both LineLazers we had absolutely no problem reaching even the smallest corners of the production floor. The userfriendly airless technique enables us to create sharp striping without adhesive residues and paint vapours.”
Graco important for the organisation
“We use Graco machines for executing every assignment. The simple and user-friendly operation and the solid and reliable technology are the most important plus points. In fact, we could never do without our Graco machines.”
The user-friendly airless technique enables us to create sharp striping without adhesive residues and paint vapours.
“With the LineLazer ES 1000, we found the perfect solution for applying lines in our stores and depots. The fact that the machine is not powered by an internal combustion engine, but a battery, offers many advantages. There are no health or safety risks, the equipment is easy to operate and makes no noise. And because it doesn’t vibrate, the result is even better.”
James Murphy, Maintenance Manager at Tesco Reading