Creform Corporation (Greer, SC) engineers have designed a new pick-to-light flow rack for a manufacturer’s assembly operation of powertrain components. The rack for the mixed-model assembly operation consists of a bank of five gravity flow racks each equipped with skate wheel conveyor, four supply levels and a return. Each rack’s dimensions are 39" deep x 42" wide x 60" high, and each contains 16 picking locations per rack. The individual racks are designed to hold up to 800 lbs. and are built using Creform 28 mm pipe and joint.
To add to the versatility, the racks are built on wheels but once in position, they are connected to one another to create an integrated storage cell with parts to be pulled for kits. These particular Creform flow racks are outfitted with a self-contained pick-to-light system to assist the associate with choosing the correct parts in order to make accurate manufacturing kits in the correct quantity. A primary benefit of the Creform pick-to-light system is that it enhances efficiency and reduces errors while greatly reducing the time required to train new associates.