Greer, South Carolina – Creform Corp. engineers have designe, and built a kitting cart that allows an associate to pull parts from storage and create a production kit. The cart allows presenting a specific kit of parts which offers production and process efficiencies in manufacturing. The cart has a 28" x 40" footprint and is designed to hold up to 500 lb.
Creform built kitting carts provide for various methods of handling inventory. In the cart pictured, three levels of pegs hold parts for presentation in the production area. Parts are supported on pegs made from Creform pipes and covered with cushioning vinyl for damage-free handling and easy load/unload. Parts are presented without packaging, saving production time and space by not having to deal with boxes or dunnage.
On the same side as the pegs, the cart features two levels of shelves that can hold boxes or totes of production parts and to help visually manage inventory. Further on the end of the cart are two tubes to hold longer items. Parts are easily retrieved from these vertical compartments and various lengths are easy to identify. On the opposite side of the cart is a plastic corrugated insert featuring 36 compartments.
Integrated signage over the top of cart identifies the cart’s use. In addition, the cart is built with high-visibility green color pipe which can also be used for visual identification of the part set. The cart features four 4" diameter casters with urethane wheels for easy, stable, and safe movement. Two curved handles are provided on one end of cart for manual movement.
Options can include feet, instead of wheels for stationary operations, label holders to identify positions, hooks, and clipboards. 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.
As with all Creform carts, higher capacity and custom cart sizes and configurations are possible with the Creform system of 28mm, 32mm, and 42mm plastic-coated steel pipes and metal joints. They can be configured for ESD (anti-static) applications.
A wide variety of pipe color options are available and multiple colors can be implemented for department or product identification. The modular design of Creform carts allows the user to add only the accessories needed.
The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices and is a component in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing programs. The company partners with customers in developing and implementing these programs.