ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Modular Workstation combines multiple assembly operations.

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Modular Workstation combines multiple assembly operations.
Modular Workstation combines multiple assembly operations.
Click Here to Enlarge Picture
July 22, 2014 - Eliminating unnecessary steps for assemblers, mobile workstation combines multiple assembly operations into single units. Construction, consisting of Creform plastic coated steel pipe and metal joints, facilitates customization and modification. With 700 lb capacity and average dimensions of 83 x 48 x 61 in., workstation features plastic work surface; skatewheel conveyors; 2-level, L-shaped slide pipe flow rack; 2 return levels; computer monitor; florescent light; and tool balancer.

New Creform® Workstation Combines Multiple Assembly Operations for Commercial Lock Manufacturer

Creform Corp.
P.O. Box 830
Greer, SC, 29652-0830

Press release date: July 17, 2014

Assembly times and potential for errors are reduced while simplifying component delivery for material handlers

The Creform® Corporation, Greer, SC, has developed a new workstation that combines multiple assembly operations into single units eliminating unnecessary steps for assemblers.  Previously,  the workstation’s wide variety of lock mechanisms and systems were assembled, in steps, by a variety of associates.  Although some components were delivered, assemblers still needed to retrieve other parts and components from nearby storage areas.  After studying the operations, Creform Sales Engineers designed and built a new system that includes individual workstations which are serviced by material handlers.

The workstations are built so each assembler has everything within easy reach and are built using Creform plastic coated Steel pipe and metal joints so they can be easily customized or modified to individual needs if required.  They have a 700lb capacity, average dimensions of 48" W x 83" H x 61" D and an ample plastic work surface across the front. Kitted components are presented in the large totes on the skatewheel conveyors located at the lower right. Finished assembled products are placed in the upper tote for easy retrieval.

Various small components, fasteners and parts are presented FIFO using the small totes on the two-level, L-shaped slide pipe flow rack located on the left side.  The severe angle of these enhances visibility and physical access to the components in these totes.  The two return levels above permit empty totes to be easily serviced.

The computer monitor communicates work instructions, quality documents and production schedules, while the top section, in addition to holding the florescent light and tool balancer, supports an Andon light that is connected to a switch box located under the work surface.  This permits the operator to signal OK, Need Parts, and Line Down to the line supervisor and/or material handler.

The workstations are easily maneuverable thanks to six, large diameter swivel casters, four with locking brakes to hold the workstations securely in position.  Both wheel and swivel are locked when the brakes are engaged.

The workstations can easily be fitted with a variety of Creform accessories if needed. Further customization may include building them with ESD pipe and components for static sensitive products as well as Creform 42mm pipe and joints for applications requiring higher strength work surfaces in addition to different pipe colors to code them by department or use.

The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices, including special purpose and trailer carts, flow racks, roller conveyors, workstations, and AGV/AGCs. The Creform System is a proven component in continuous improvement and Lean Manufacturing programs, and the company partners with customers in developing and implementing these programs.

Online at   Creform is a registered trademark of Yazaki Kako Corporation and Creform Corporation
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
More .....
 See more product news in:
Plant Furnishings and Accessories
 More New Product News from this company:
Heavy-Duty Flow Racks combine rugged design and flexibility.
Automated Guided Vehicle operates in space-restricted areas.
Communication Center Kiosk offers modularity and durability.
Creform Kanban Stations create simple production system.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
Mobile Heavy Equipment Manufacturer Increases Efficiencies Using Creform Custom AGV
Creform Bi-Directional AGV Automatically Sequences Engines to Heavy Equipment Production Line
Truck Cab Manufacturer Safely and Efficiently Moves Aluminum Stringers Without Damage
Custom Performance Wheel Manufacturer Uses Creform Carts to Safely Move Products Through Production
Multiple Use Mobile, Height Adjustable Workstation for Medical Device Manufacturer
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Industrial Workstations
Modular Workstations
Join the forum discussion at:
The Factory Floor

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address