Creform Corp. has designed and produced an angled shelf cart for an automotive parts supplier. The cart holds a supply of brake calipers for a suspension subassembly.
The compact cart can be loaded up and then positioned in the assembly cell for easy access, allowing the supplier to keep only what is needed in the cell to minimize the space dedicated to inventory. The design of the cart also supports mixed model production or rapid changeover.
The cart features three angled shelf levels for ergonomic presentation and can be restocked from the rear, while still maintaining comfortable parts access from the front for the associate. The wide span is reinforced with a central support and casters to create a cart that is both durable and rigid. An extra shelf is provided at the bottom for storage of miscellaneous items. Each of the cart’s levels can be repositioned or reconfigured with simple tools.
The cart features six 4 in. diameter swivel casters with urethane wheels for easy positioning, stability and safe movement. The wheels lend themselves to move the structure from the warehouse to the production floor for housekeeping, or relocation. Four of the casters feature brakes that can be engaged for secure positioning. The cart has overall dimensions of 52” W x 20” D x 48” T and is designed to hold up to 750 lb.