When installing machines in the workplace, you may want to use leveling feet. Also known as leveling pads, these otherwise small and simple accessories offer some major benefits. You can install a set of leveling feet on the bottom of most machines. Once installed, they’ll help to level the machines. What are the benefits of using leveling feet on machines exactly?
Protects Machines From Damage
Leveling feet can protect machines from damage. Different types of machines can sustain damage in different ways. Nonetheless, most types of machines can sustain damage when tipped over. If a machine is placed on an uneven floor or surface, it may tip over. While you can always move the machine to a level surface, another option is to use leveling feet so that it doesn’t tip over.
Leveling feet are fully adjustable. In other words, you can make them shorter or taller so that they provide a level surface for the machines with which they are used. If a machine is placed on an uneven surface, you can make the leveling feet on one side of the machine shorter than the leveling feet on the other side of the machine. Regardless, you can rest assured knowing that leveling feet are fully adjustable.
Another benefit of using leveling feet on machines is noise reduction. Noise is the result of vibrations. Machines, of course, typically produce vibrations during use. These vibrations can travel through the ground or surface on which they are placed, resulting in noise that echoes throughout the workplace. For a quieter workplace, you should consider using leveling feet. Most leveling feet have a padded bottom that absorbs vibrations and, thus, reduces noise.
Lowers Risk of Injury
You might be surprised to learn that leveling feet can lower the risk of injury. Machines can cause bodily injury when tipped over. Alternatively, they can contribute to vibration-related injuries. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), exposure to vibrations is a risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It can cause damage to blood-supplying capillaries, resulting in the loss of feeling to a worker’s hands or arms. Leveling feet will both prevent machines from being tipped over while also absorbing vibrations. The end result is a safer workplace.
Leveling feet are an invaluable accessory for machines in the workplace. They are fully adjustable, protect machines from damage, reduce noise, absorb vibrations and lower the risk of bodily injury.