Press Release Summary:
With ESD Creform components in order to manage static charge dissipation, unit is designed for damage-free handling with easy load/unload for production efficiencies. Featuring two levels of product presentation in the ergonomic ‘strike zone, cart offers six 4 in. dia. swivel casters with ESD rubber wheels for easy positioning and stability. Offering caster brakes, unit includes optional accessories like hanging hooks, clipboards and label holders.
Original Press Release:
Compartment kiting cart for high-volume production
Creform Corporation has designed and built a cart that helps manufacturers pull parts from a supermarket storage area and create a ‘production kit’ to facilitate assembly operations. It also works well to support mixed model production or rapid product changeover.
The cart is designed so that production operations only keep what they need, when they need it, at line side and to help minimize the space needed for inventory. It is built with ESD Creform components in order to manage static charge dissipation—often critical in high production operations that deal with electronics.
The cart pictured features 12 compartments to hold parts or subassemblies. Designed for damage-free handling with easy load/unload for production efficiencies. Each compartment features a corrugated plastic floor, sides and a back for separation and retention while the open design enhances visual management.
In many cases, parts are presented without packaging, this saves production time and space by not having to deal with boxes, dunnage, etc. The cart features two levels of product presentation in the ergonomic ‘strike zone.’ Each of these levels can be reconfigured with simple tools.
The compartment cart features six 4 in. dia. swivel casters with ESD rubber wheels for easy positioning, stability and safe movement. The casters feature brakes that can be engaged for secure positioning. The wheels provide for easy transportation from the warehouse to the production floor.
The cart highlighted features a 19” x 66” footprint and is designed to hold up to 500 lb. The wide span is reinforced with a central support and casters to create a cart that is strong and rigid.
In the case of standard rather than ESD applications, Creform has various colors available for easy visual identification of different-purpose kitting carts. The compartment cart is available as a kit, an assembled structure or in component form for a complete DIY solution.
Among the many uses and options, the cart could be used for warehouse picking of 12 different orders at once. It is small and light enough to be used on the mezzanine of a distribution center and travel down narrow aisles. The cart could be outfitted with a hitch for towing by a Creform AGV tugger to make it part of an AGV supported kitting system.
Optional accessories include hanging hooks, clipboards, label holders and large diameter casters for rugged floor environments. Compartment structure could easily become a stationary stand by exchanging the casters with feet.
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.
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