Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for material handling structures has designed and produced a cantilevered peg cart created for an auto parts manufacturer that handles batches of uncommonly shaped parts. As the cart can handle parts placed on both sides, the open design allows all the parts to be visible which enhances visual inventory and accessibility. It is also particularly useful when handling a mixture of parts.
Each of the four shelves of the cart feature two pegs or pins that extend out both sides to hold the parts securely and safely. The positioning of the pegs allows parts to be held apart from one another which minimizes the chance of damage. Further, all pegs are covered with a vinyl sleeve to provide further protection.
The cart features six 5 in. diameter swivel casters for easy rolling and positioning. Two of the casters are fixed for steering control, while the other four allow for locking of the cart’s movements. This allows the cart to be easily rotated for access to both sides. There are handles that are positioned ergonomically at both ends of the cart to facilitate movement.
The Creform cart is built with 28 mm plastic joints and plastic-coated pipe secured together with specially designed Creform adhesive. The plastic joints offer the economy at the cost of permanent connections and are safe for the handling of delicate auto interior parts.
The cart shown has overall dimensions of 41″ L x 53″ W x 63″ H. The extra width provides for a stable base, while the base extends 2 in. past the largest part to further protect the parts from damage. It is designed to hold up to 250 lb.
As with all Creform carts, higher capacity and custom cart sizes and configurations are possible with the Creform system of 28 mm, 32 mm and 42 mm plastic coated steel pipes and metal joints. They can be configured for ESD (anti-static) applications
Although the cart pictured is shown in apple green, a wide variety of pipe color options are available and upgrade hitches are available for AGV delivery. Accessories include hooks, label holders for shelf levels or even shelf positions, writing surface with clipboards to name a few. Creform carts are available as a kit, assembled structure or in component form for a 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.