Windows on the world: Creform kitting cart helps window manufacturer move product through to order fulfillment
Manufacturer of commercial windows uses Creform cart for work-in-process operations
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Greer, SC—Creform Corporation engineers have designed, and built a kitting cart for a manufacturer of commercial widows. The carts, which hold products for individual customer orders, features four compartments. Each compartment is built with a plastic floor and dividers to the right and left for separation and retention of component during in-plant operation.
The cart is custom configurable and built using Creform 28 mm plastic coated steel pipe and metal joints, featuring bent pipe at the top of the construction to make loading and unloading easier and to prevent damage to the windows.
To assist in positioning by an associate, the cart features four 5 in. diameter swivel casters with urethane wheels for easy, stable and safe movement. Two casters are fixed for steering control while two feature brakes that can be engaged to lock in place. The wheels provide easy movement of the cart from point to point through the entire work process. Further, there is push/pull handle at both ends of the cart ergonomically positioned for user comfort.
The cart shown measures 58" L x 38" D x 72" T and is designed to hold up to 600 lb. Higher capacity and custom cart sizes are possible with Creform carts. This particular cart was built with a highly visible red, but a variety of colors are available for visual identification by department, product line, shift, product quality and associate to name a few. They can be configured for ESD (anti-static) applications as well.
Further, options can include feet, rather than wheels for stationary operations, label holders to identify positions, hooks, clipboards and the cart can be outfitted with a hitch for towing by a Creform AGV Tugger unit to make the cart part of an AGV-supported kitting system. Creform carts are available as an assembled structure or kit with pre-cut pipes for quick, on-site assembly and 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.
Keith Soderlund, VP Sales