Today's Industrial Products and Solutions November 2018 - Page 28

Creform Picking Cart Meets the Challenge for an E-Commerce Garment Manufacturer Creform Corporation, a manufacturer of unique products for the design and building of material handling struc- tures and automated guided vehicles has developed a picking cart for an e-commerce company. Working in a col- laborative effort with Creform engineers on the form, fit and function, the customer created a “standard’ cart for its operation. Picking cart are traditionally used in warehouses where customer orders are picked from shelves and placed in carts for fulfillment. The Creform designed and built cart, with a special center module fabricated from corrugated plastic, and serving as a shelf, features eight compartments to keep multiple garment orders clean and separated. The cart’s framework is built using Creform 28mm plastic coated steel tubing and clamping metal joints that provide the necessary strength and durability yet allows the the cart to remain flexible. The cart can be loaded from either side. The cart measures 18” W x 38” L x 54” T and its construction is minimized for passing in aisles and in/out move- ment from the aisles. It is designed to hold up to 350 lb. and feature four 4 in. diameter urethane casters. The four swivel casters at the corners provide stability and the ability to travel in any direction. The cart features a handle on one end with an inte- grated work area. This work surface features a lip around the edge to ensure pens, tools and paper- work stay secure as cart moved around. The handle can be easily repositioned with a 5mm hex wrench. The modular nature of a Creform structures mean additions or repairs are a snap. Creform carts can be customized and are available with options such as shelf position label holders, supply bin, towing hitches, scanner gun holders, etc. Higher capacity and custom cart sizes and configu- rations are also possible with Creform, as are vari- ous pipe colors. All Creform carts can be configured for ESD applications. The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices and is a proven component in continuous improve- ment and Lean Manufacturing programs. The com- pany partners with customers in developing and implementing these programs. • 26 TIPS Magazine • November ‘18