Topper Industrial Addresses Aerospace Challenges: Customized Heavy Equipment Handling Required

August 3, 2018 Fork Truck Free Info 4230 Views


Topper Industrial carts and patented (and patent-pending) material handling solutions are used in agriculture, automotive, manufacturing, and aerospace. Aerospace manufacturers and suppliers have a series of unique material handling and storage challenges which require expertise in operational requirements.

Like automotive manufacturers, aerospace companies require a large list of components with significant variety in sizes and styles and almost always requiring immediate turn around in production. Because large equipment parts must be stored and organized efficiently often utilizing gravity flow picking racks.

Moving large expensive components is the hallmark of the aerospace industry. there is no room for risk, when moving  a million-dollar part. The material handling equipment has to be backed by structural engineering and reliable. From engine transport carts to mother/daughter panel trucks, aerospace manufacturing and product movement is complex.

Topper Industrial has built custom aerospace maintenance platforms to plane nose cap stands; carts custom designed as tire carriers and landing gear carriages are rarely the same in two facilities. The delivery handling carts and equipment take a certain amount of abuse due to the size and weight of aerospace equipment. Using the best casters manufactured worldwide, Topper Industrial utilizes precise calculations to ensure the proper caster is selected.

Topper Industrial has worked with leaders in aerospace to avoid the high cost of replacing casters. The result is a reduction in production downtime and improved throughput.

Handling heavy items can spell a disaster both in employee safety and incurring damage to expensive parts. Topper Industrial has developed many carts with a lift element and improved them to the quality know today just so those in aerospace can work on very large components. The safety of an aerospace operator is critical and scissor lifts, carts, and the fork truck free tugger-pulled components are customized for larger aerospace applications.

To maintain maximum operating efficiency, support equipment must be in “like-new” condition or productivity suffers. All areas of production, product development, testing, warehouse, machine shop, stockroom, maintenance, raw material, and bulk storage require best-in-class industrial storage and material handling equipment.

When Topper Industrial works with aerospace companies looking at implementing automation the focus always starts with improving employee safety by removing ergonomic risks. The functionality found in a fork truck free space means that there are numerous functions where automation can enhance quality, throughput, and productivity. Advanced manufacturing processes enable increasing future rates by improving productivity and flow.

Topper Industrial is a global integrator and supplier for the aerospace industries.

About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd or on LinkedIn.

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