Lean & 5S Workstations

Lean & 5S Workstations

Industrial Workstation Systems Featuring Gridlok™ Built to meet the needs of Lean & 5S Workflows

Flextur Featuring Gridlok – The Only Lean and 5S Industrial Workstations

Lean and 5S workstations from Flextur featuring our patented Gridlok metal pegboard/tool board increases workflow efficiency by organizing and keeping all tools within easy reach from one location.

Challenges in the Industrial Market Today

Today's industrial market leaders have many challenges, from labor shortages and skill gaps, production deadlines, quality control mandates, and financial goals to improving employee and visitor safety while decreasing overall facility expenses through the material, process, and product improvements.

Creating a Lean and 5S workplace helps increase productivity and compliance and decreases waste and costs to drive profitability in your facility. Many industries such as aerospace, automotive, and OEM manufacturing with applications using welding, cutting, stamping, grinding, painting, assembly, maintenance, and packing stations use Flextur lean and 5S workstations to enable an efficient workflow process.

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Flextur and Gridlok – Designed to Create an Efficient & Productive Lean Workflow

What is 5S

Organize Spaces so Work is Performed Efficiently, Effectively, and Safely

The first step to a successful Lean Journey begins with 5S implementation. 5S is a great tool for workplace organization and separates the tasks in bite size pieces. The term 5S stands for Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain.

Ideal for LEAN & 5S Implementation

To separate and scrap anything that is not absolutely necessary for your production system. Continue sorting until you have only the items you use to add value to your product.

Every tool should have a place where it belongs. It should be in its place or in your hand. A place for everything and everything in its place.

Clean your work area. Eliminate causes of dirt. Maybe you can add some paint or light to make waste more visible. This will increase safety and create a more pleasant work environment.

Develop a standard process for routine jobs. The same job should be done the same way every time – no matter who is doing it. Standardizing prevents defects and lost time.

Train, train, and train some more. This is the hardest part of 5S. Continue doing the previous four elements as part of your culture.

What is Lean

Maximize Productivity While Reducing Waste Withing Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is a production method aimed primarily at reducing times within the production system and response times from suppliers and customers.

Empowering people is fundamental to the Lean process. Incorporating Flextur Lean and 5S workstations into your facility will help to empower your employees to be more organized and provide an efficient method to eliminate wasteful activities such as time spent searching for tools, materials, or supplies.

What is Lean and Should I implement It?

Downtime - The 9 Categories of Waste

Finished good fails to meet customer or QC expectations.

Producing more finished goods than required.

Time wasted for information, instructions, material, or equipment.

Human potential, underutilizing capabilities and delegating of tasks to individuals with inadequate training.

Excess product handling creates unnecessary use of people, tools, and equipment.

Too much inventory or materials – time to completion and capital restraints.

Time and effort wasted of people, and equipment or machinery.

More work, components and steps than what is required.

There are some things that are our of your control. Attitude is not one of them, and having a good one is perhaps the best asset you can have as an employee.

Benefits of Gridlok Metal Pegboard / Tool Board

Gridlok Industrial Strength, 14-Gauge Steel Pegboards were engineered to solve for greater efficiency. Engineered to create a work cell with all your tools and materials within reach.

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    Industry’s strongest 14-Gauge Metal Pegboard – Nothing Compares

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    Patented design capable of holding 50lbs. on a single industrial hook

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    Available as Wall Mount Panels, Mobile Tool Board Workstations, and it’s available on all Flextur products

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    All Gridlok accessories interlink for maximum flexibility and efficiency within personal workstations, departments, and entire facilities

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    Designed for Lean and 5S workflows

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    American Made in Dalton, Ohio U.S.A.

Benefits of Gridlok Metal Pegboard

14 Gauge Is Greater Than 20 Gauge

Twice as thick as 20 gauge competitors, Gridlok literally Holds Up Better, and Holds Up More than the Competition.

Welding Station featuring 48” x 48” x 6” Welding Table

Welding Station featuring a 48″ x 48″ x 6″ Welding Table

Welding Station featuring 48” x 96” x 6” Welding Table

Welding Station featuring a 48″ x 96″ x 6″ Welding Table

2 Panel Mobile Tool Board

2 Panel Mobile Tool Board

4 Panel Mobile Tool Board

4 Panel Mobile Tool Board

Wall Mount Tool Board System (3-1/2 square feet)

Wall Mount Tool Board System (3-1/2 square feet)

Wall Mount Tool Board System (7 square feet)

Wall Mount Tool Board System (7 square feet)

32" x 48" Workbench

32″ x 48″ Workbench

32" x 96" Workbench

32″ x 96″ Workbench

28" x 48" Workbench

28″ x 48″ Workbench / Pack Table

28" x 72" Workbench

28″ x 72″ Workbench / Pack Table

Packaging Station (72" x 30")

Packing Station (72″ x 30″)

28" x 48" Workbench

28″ x 48″ Workbench / Pack Table

28" x 72" Workbench

28″ x 72″ Workbench / Pack Table

See Flextur Welding Tables, Workbenches & Mobile Tool Boards In Action

“It creates a sense of pride for my guys to create their own workstations and yet it’s one standardized system throughout the shop. My guys love them.”

Dave Ligget - Production Manager

“We’ve probably made over a million dollars worth of products on this table, and have only scratched the surface, literally. Don’t think about it. Just get one.”

Foster Welding

“Our QC guy is very pleased with how the bus walls come off as they laminate the walls with a thin skin and any offset at the joints show up... We’re really appreciating our Flextur products.”

John Martin - Owner, Southwest Welding

“Mobility is Key. We are tight on space and being able to roll our tools in and out based on what we are doing is a game changer, even cleaning up is easier.”

Conrad Schrock, Rockwood

“Excellent Versatility, with the 2” Grid pattern they are able to accurately meet every dimensional requirement of our weldments. We’ve been able to hold tolerances not only on flatwork but vertical weldments as well by utilizing fixture blocks. We’re Very Happy… Very Happy with our Flextur Tables.”

John Jessy - Quality Control Manager, Southwest Welding

“Well satisfied with product and the price. We’re experiencing an ROI of less than a year.”

John Martin – Owner, Southwest Welding