Creform Corporation (Greer, SC) 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. Other benefits include:
- An open design, promoting easy visual management; there are no enclosed cabinets or drawers.
- The framework of the cart, built with 28 mm blue pipe and black joints, but available in a wide variety of color options.
- 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.
- 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.