Greer, SC—Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for material handling has designed and produced a kitting cart that is used in the assembly department of an aerospace assembly manufacturer. The cart provides an efficient way to organize, kit and load transport in-process materials from the logistics area to the assembly floor. Helps the manufacturer kit parts in the warehouse supermarket area and provide them to floor associates for efficient installation.
The Creform cart is designed with three-levels. Each shelf features a solid plastic surface and was factored into the cart’s design. The surface is light weight, but the strong plastic corrugate provides enough capacity and is strong enough for the light aerospace parts and further helps keep the overall weight of cart down for easy movement. The top two levels of the cart feature a Creform pipe lip around the perimeter to ensure that product stays on the shelves during transit. Aerospace parts are fragile and expensive. Loss or damage must be prevented as in many cases these parts are hard to replace.
The cart features four, 5 in. diameter casters with urethane wheels for easy positioning, stability and safe movement. Two of the casters are fixed for directional control while two others feature brakes that can be engaged for secure positioning. Wheels lend themselves to easily moving the structure for transport, housekeeping and/or repositioning. Cart is also ideal for transport to point of use and temporary storage of all the parts needed for a job. The cart has overall dimensions of 27" W x 34" L x 52" T and is designed to hold up to 375 pounds.
As with all Creform carts, higher capacity and custom cart sizes and configurations are possible with the Creform system of 28 mm, 32 mm and 42 mm plastic coated steel pipes and metal joints. They can be configured for ESD (anti-static) applications.
Although the cart pictured is shown in high-visibility red, a wide variety of pipe color options are available and upgrade hitches are available for AGV delivery. Accessories include hooks, label holders for shelf levels or even shelf positions, writing surface with clip boards to name a few. Creform carts are available as a kit, assembled structure or in component form for a complete DIY solution.
The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices and is a proven component in continuous improvement and Lean Manufacturing programs. The company partners with customers in developing and implementing these programs.