New CREFORM® Z Container Carts Enhance Ergonomics
Creform’s unique Z cart design saves storage space, elevates totes to present parts for picking at a comfortable height and easily maneuvers into work cells.
Creform® Corporation, Greer, SC, has introduced a new concept in carts for in-plant handling of totes and parts containers. The carts can be built to hold just about any size tote or container while ergonomically presenting their contents well off the floor at a comfortable picking height. Containers are easily moved from workstation to workstation within a cell. The unique “Z” design allows empty carts to be nested, significantly reducing required storage space when they are not in use. They are well suited for most manufacturing and assembly operations as well as food processing, clean room and medical applications.
The carts are built using the Creform System of pipes, joints and accessories. Unique Creform JG-11A plastic joints form the upper corners of the carts and provide a retaining lip to hold containers securely in place. For cart assembly, Creform plastic joints provide a lower cost option when compared to metal joints, but do not have the flexibility to modify structures. However, plastic joints are necessary for clean operations that require wash down. Plastic joints are glued to plastic coated steel Creform pipes using Creform adhesive forming a permanent structure.
Carts built using Creform metal joints provide the flexibility of making height and container size adjustments as needs change. Two of the carts in the photograph have been built with plastic joints and two with metal joints. Depending on the tote sizes used, a cart can hold more than one unit. Cart height set is based on container size and application. The carts being shown are designed to hold a tote with a 24? X 15? footprint and use (4) 3? swivel casters for easy rolling and positioning with two of the casters having a locking feature. Cart weight capacity is 150 lb.
The Creform System has a wide selection of pipe color options available including ESD for anti-static applications. The color options allow carts to be color coded to identify them by department, product line or function.
Creform structural components are used to create a wide variety of material handling devices, including push and trailer carts, flow racks, roller conveyors, hinged shelf carts, tilting racks, workstations, rolling tool cribs and AGVs. The Creform System is a proven component in continuous improvement and Lean Manufacturing programs, and Creform Corporation partners with customers in developing and implementing these programs.
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