Hammond Case Study

Our main concern was how to load sheet metal on our new equipment in a tight space without damaging it and more importantly, keep our operators safe while doing it.


Over the past several years, the manufacturing sector has been experiencing a monumental revival in North America.

Today’s manufacturing companies have a lot to consider and look forward to, given the rise in automation and equipment that can boost productivity. That means planning ahead for future business and growth. One of years and has seen its share of change when it comes to manufacturing. Hammond is a publicly traded company on the TMX (HMM.A) and is headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Hammond has offices around the World, the things to consider however becomes the amount of space available and the ability to keep machines online, safely.

Hammond Manufacturing has been in business for over 100 including facilities in Canada, USA, UK and Taiwan. Hammond offers a broad range of standard products, modification services and technical support to electrical and electronic manufacturers, utilities and institutions through a global network of agents and distributors. Hammond has worked with Liftsafe Engineering on a number of different projects that required unique solutions in the past. When it came to this project, safety, productivity and equipment maintenance came to the forefront of this solution.

Every hour the laser cutter was down for repairs represented a minimum of $1000 - $1500 in lost labour costs, not to mention repair and opportunity costs.

This is just one example of a somewhat strange situation that we have been able to work with Liftsafe to find a solution for.
— Dave Gordon Wilson