Mother Carts = Lean Material Handling Systems.

April 6, 2023 Product Highlights 1893 Views

Lean manufacturing methods are often sought out to create more effective factory productions, to help improve safer processes and to achieve better throughput. Lean manufacturing is the continued process of thoughtful improvements to a companies everyday processes and policies. The main goal of lean manufacturing is to create more efficient work flow by eliminating non-value added activities.

Ed Brown, the founder and CEO of Topper Industrial has created several custom designed carts that serve as a specific problem solving solution to material handling practices and processes. Custom material handling cart delivery and lean manufacturing go hand in hand. Mr. Brown holds several mechanical and cart component patents for industrial tugger carts.

There are several classifications for material handling carts used by Topper Industrial. The solutions are often custom variations of these cart classifications. The need for end users that seek out Topper Industrial Carts is for specified solution. Topper Carts are often classified as Mother Daughter Cart Systems, Quad Steer Carts or Tracking Carts, Specialized Tugger Carts, Transfer Carts with Roller Deck, Static Carts, Rotation Carts, Tilt Carts and Kitting Carts.

Topper Carts can be pulled in a train or pushed by a handler. The tugger carts have a strategic design advantage as they are able to turn in tight spaces and can be linked in multiples to create a mainstreamed, efficient materials delivery process.

Topper Industrial is known for its unique industrial engineering designs. Unlike other cart manufacturers, Topper Mother Carts are designed to move the daughter cart within their frame work engaging their wheels to roll together as one unit.

Topper Industrial’s Mother Daughter Cart Delivery System is very versatile. Topper’s Mother Daughter Cart System is pulled by a tugging vehicle. The system consists of one large mother frame cart and two or more, smaller daughter delivery carts. The daughter carts are designed to fit within the mother cart’s frame work. The daughter carts can be designed as all different types and sizes. Once the daughter carts are locked inside, the daughter carts, the mother and daughter carts are then able to be tugged as one. 

Topper Industrial is very proud of their patented Wheels on the Ground, Walk Through Mother Daughter Cart System. It is patented under

Using a Mother Daughter Cart is often a lean manufacturing conclusion. This is an ideal system. It creates specialized material delivery that works effectively for various work stations. The implementation is often a thought out, planned and prepared solution. As production and process can change, Topper Industrial is able to design and fabricate new daughter carts to be used with the existing Mother Daughter Cart System. This is key to be ever evolving in the constant fulfillment of lean manufacturing.

The Mother Daughter Cart is very flexible. Mother Daughter Carts also combat other challenges such as, narrow aisle space, one-way traffic, process simplification, and employee safety to name some.

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Topper Industrial ( is a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment. Topper provides lean material handling solutions to the supply chain.

Topper Industrial engineers and design Industrial Carts (Mother Daughter Cart Systems, Quad Steer Carts or Tracking Carts, Specialized Tugger Carts, Transfer Carts with Roller Deck, Static Carts, Rotation Carts, Tilt Carts or Kitting Carts), Industrial Cart Components (Cart Tow Bars, Couplers/ Hitches, Brakes, Etc.), Industrial Containers (Corrugated Steel), PalletsLift/Tilt Systems, and Racking. Topper Industrial designs all products with ergonomics in mind, focusing on ease of use and best positioning of material to get the job done.

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