‘Switching Gears’…There’s No Disconnect With This Tool Cart
Creform designs and builds an applications-specific tool cart for an electrical switchgear manufacturer
Creform Corporation has designed and built an applications-specific tool cart to support the production operations…machine setup and changeovers…of a switchgear manufacturer. Integral to the cart’s development was to optimize tool configurations and placement for both tools and other setup supplies.
The design of the cart allows the user to add only the accessories needed in order to save space and the ability to configure the cart for his operation. The cart is available as parts only for the user to design and build, as a kit or fully assembled by Creform. In each instance the cart is ideal to promote job efficiency and to reinforce tool accountability. In other words, a place for everything and everything in its place.
The open design of the cart promotes easy visual management and there are no enclosed cabinets or drawers. The framework of the cart shown is built with 28 mm blue pipe and black joints but a wide variety of color options are available. The cart has an integrated metal pegboard on two sides to allow for flexible tool storage and positioning, as well as a bottom horizontal shelf for bulk storage.
The cart features four angled height adjustable shelves with solid surfaces. The shelf surfaces ensure that anything placed on the shelf remains stationary during transport. The surface holds a variety of box sizes or loose parts and the design allows for the easy replacement or reduction of shelves.
The cart shown is 38”W x 78”H x 25”D and comes with 4” urethane wheels and four large diameter casters—two that swivel for easy rolling and positioning. It has a load capacity of 400 lb. and can be custom configured with the Creform system of pipe and joints.
Optional accessories include hanging hooks, clipboards, label holders, large diameter casters for rugged floor environments, ESD version for static sensitive areas as well as 42 mm pipe for heavy-duty applications.
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.
The Creform System, employed worldwide for over 50 years, has combined all of the elements of efficient material handling that today are recognized as critical to success in global manufacturing.
Creform sales engineers are all trained to assist our customers implement continuous improvement and lean programs as well as the Five-S principles using the Creform System.
For more information, visit www.creform.com.