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Production Worktable Layout ?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Holysteel, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Holysteel

    Holysteel Member

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    Hi all,

    I have started to work on a production table specially designed for small- medium banner size production. Nothing huge. I need some opinions on the table.

    The table are 5 meters long x 1.5 meter width. There will be a total of 3 'areas" in this one table. On the very right side measuring about 2 meter long will be the cutting & trimming area. in the middle area will be my sewing machine. This is the hemming area. On the other side is the last stage, the grommeting area.

    What do you guys think of this layout? Is it all right or is there any room for improvement? Please kindly advice.

    I will be very glad to hear it. Thank you.
     
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  2. Holysteel

    Holysteel Member

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    Also i am putting a normal glass on the cutting area. Or should i go ahead with a tempered glass panel ?

    Please kindly advise. Thanks
     
  3. 2B

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    For what you have listed to be done on the table you will need a wider surface.

    get the tempered glass, we use PVC on our cutting tables saves blades and dont have to worry about it being broken
     
  4. Holysteel

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    Hi 2B,

    Thank you for your input. Could you share with me what problems will i face if the table is not wider than 1.5?

    Harder to sew and cut perhaps?

    Please kindly advise. Thanks
     
  5. jfiscus

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    We do not sew banners here in-house. Our tables are 5'x12'; roughly the size you're describing. We have the cutting mats on our tables; not glass & they do great. Almost all banners we do here are 5' or under wide, so our tables work great. When we have an order for a larger banner another local company prints them for us on their 16' wide printer.

    Another company down the road specializes in large banners & tarps. All of their tables are varnished wood & they only cut with scissors. Their cutting tables are around 10'x20' (huge), but you're going to need that for the larger banners that need sewn. Their sewing tables are separate & around 4'x12' with the sewing machines permanently affixed in position. They also have pneumatic grommet machines....
     
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    Pvc vs. Cutting mats (self healing)
     
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    What height is best for a work table such as this?
     
  8. 2B

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    if you have tools and/or dedicated work stations on the table and you are working on a banner that hangs off the side, you will constantly be repositioning the banner. the entire banner needs to be ont eh table or it will fall off a MAJOR PITA!!!

    We use PVC, have for years easy to get and cheap. does not matter if you using PVC or a cutting mat it will eventually have to be replaced.
    Have not seen the justification on the cutting mat $$$

    for use we went with custom tables that hit the workers at the waist line so they do not have to bend over. nothing is more irritating than being bend over for a period of time and get a sore/stiff back
     
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