Creform Corporation (Greer, SC) engineers have designed and built an A-frame kitting cart with dividers that helps long and slender parts to be presented and stored vertically. Vertical storage is a good way for the manufacturer to sort not-so-common multiple length products for quick visual identification and retrieval. Three sets of pins keep the components separated for protection and easy selection by an associate. The kitting cart allows the associate to handle the parts directly with no packaging to deal with, which helps improve the overall efficiency of the operation.
The components held are supported by a base that features half-inch thick HDPE plastic shelf supported by Creform pipe. The continuous plastic shelf ensures that nothing falls through and the box design of the base ensures stored parts are firmly secured and that nothing will kick free out the bottom. An upper and lower retaining strap ensures product is secure for long distance transport. Another shelf at the back of the cart provides a place to store items that need to accompany the cart during production with supplies such as hardware.