Greer, SC—Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for material handling and commercial use has designed and built a kitting cart for an aircraft/ aerospace manufacturer that focuses on inspection and repair of aircrafts and their engines.
The parts being handled are normally the user’s customer property and are typically those that not only are critical in terms of their cost but also the potential negative effect on the overall schedule if damaged or lost. Since many of these parts cannot be quickly or economically replaced, they need to be handled carefully.
The unit, with dimensions of 96" L x 48" W x 63" T and designed to hold up to 600 lb., features a custom five-level shelf section on the left with pull out drawers. Each drawer features a solid surface and a lip around the perimeter to help ensure the product does not move during transit. The right side of the cart has four shelf levels with solid surfaces (cart shown has only one of the four solid surfaces to show the integrity of the structure). The cart has a top shelf that acts as a dust cover as well as for overflow storage if needed.
It features six 5 in. diameter casters for easy, stable and safe movement. A foot activated floor lock is included for additional stopping precision. Wheels lend themselves to easily moving the structure for transport, housekeeping and/or repositioning while its open design makes it easy for the user to visually survey the parts stored and to quickly retrieve the desired parts. The cart is also ideal for temporary storage of all the parts needed for a job.
The cart keeps all the parts necessary to complete an individual task together and can be positioned at the point-of-use to keep the associate on task for efficiency. The organized layout and dedicated compartments help ensure damage free handling and support easy visual inventory management.
As with all Creform carts, higher capacity and custom cart sizes and configurations are possible with the Creform system of 28 mm and 42 mm plastic-coated steel pipes and metal joints. They can be configured for ESD (anti-static) applications. Cart’s design suitable for either manufacturing or warehouse use. Commercial or military.
The color of the pictured cart shown is high visibility “orange”, but a wide variety of pipe color options are available and upgrade hitches are available for AGV or tugger delivery. Accessories include hooks, label holders for shelf levels or even shelf positions, pockets for paperwork, writing surface with clip boards just to name a few. Creform carts are available as a kit, assembled structure or in component form for a complete DIY solution. Built with clamp together metal joints for easy changes or repairs.
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 enhancing these programs.
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