Greer, SC -- A manufacturer of commercial truck cabs had concerns about potential damage to aluminum stringers it needed to transport from its warehouse kitting operations to production lines. The aluminum stringers are 2′ and 4´ slender products and susceptible to damage if not handled properly. They were looking for carts that would allow them to easily load and unload the stringers then safely transport them through the plant. They turned to Creform Corporation, Greer, SC, to provide a solution.
In response, Creform custom designed an A-frame cart that met these requirements. The cart is extremely stable for transporting the stringers while its tilted shelves provide good visual inventory management and ease of parts loading and unloading. After filling it with product in the warehouse it is moved directly to the production floor holding one shifts worth of inventory. The cart is built using the Creform System of plastic coated steel 28mm and 42mm pipe, metal joints and accessories. The main structure is built with 42mm pipe for overall cart strength while the 28mm pipe holds the shelves. The cart’s A-frame design tilts the half-inch HDPE shelves to help protect the inventory while making sure it stays securely in the storage bay. It has three wide shelves for the 4' stringers and five narrow shelves for the 2' stringers.