When a Custom Solution Makes Sense

When a Custom Solution Makes Sense

June 25, 2020

Clients are often attempting to complete a job with a quick fix to a complicated problem. Facing deadlines and budgets, the quick fix is often off the shelf and serves a singular purpose. Sometimes, maybe even often, this works. What might not work is how this fix pans out over an extended period of time. 

We recently had a client ask for a LUSB075HD Origami Lift Bag. The bag measure 22" wide x 22" deep x 18" tall and they were using to haul 25 sections of rebar measuring 26" long. These would be inserted diagonally into the bag, stretching the bag and not balancing the load well. Does it work, well, yes, sort of. Is it right? Not at all. The proper method to carry them would be to build something that can properly distribute the payload to the lifting slings in a balanced manner. The problem will come on the wear and load stress on the bag itself, typically causing a failure in the fabric portion of the bag. 

I would always suggest asking if we have a custom solution to provide. Often, the MOQ is lower than one realizes, and the solutions will work safely instead of carrying a high degree of risk. Reach out if you have difficult task, and put our team of experts on the job for you.