Creform Corporation engineers have designed and built a cart to support an electronics manufacturer that needed a cart to hold spools of wire during production. A cart that serves as a production-floor supermarket area for wires. The manufacturer has achieved exemplary levels of 5S and lean manufacturing, a strong suit of Creform Corporation.
The cart is built with ESD components to match other structures in the plant, holds 6.5 in. diameter spools, and keeps stock of various types, color and gages of wire in order to ensure a rapid replenishment as material is used or when there is a model change. With a simple design change, virtually any size spool can be accommodated.
The spools are supported by two Creform pipes which cradle them by the rim of the individual spool. This design makes loading/unloading easier than trying to hang spools by the center hole. It also makes it easy to retrieve any spool without having to move another out of the way. Each level has a pipe that serves as a back stop for the spools.
The open design of the cart makes all spools visible which enhances visual inventory management. The two-sided cart features four shelf levels and is stair-stepped to aid in accessing each level. The cart features four 3 in. insert casters that makes positioning and maneuverability easy. Two of the casters lock for secure positioning when needed.
The cart shown has an overall dimension of 27″ W x 50″ H x 21″ D. Its modular design allows the user to add only the accessories that he needs. Accessories such as label holders and hooks to name a few.
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.
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