ProMat Explains Cart Delivery in the Fork Truck Free Environment

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In a few days at ProMat in Chicago the reasons for rapid Fork Truck Free (FTF) growth in North America will be carefully examined. The main practice in FTF is cart delivery.

This usually involves delivering material on cart and working out of the cart. The second option is to deliver product on transfer cart. Transfer product by roller to work station.  Delivery Carts are multiple carts designed for carrying unique materials and are towed in a train to variable workstations for multiple load delivery.

Properly designed FTF cart systems can reduce forklift traffic by more than 80%, creating immediate process improvements. In the case of horizontal transport, an automated tugger solution with dollies, trains, or carts can easily move the right amount of product for Just-In-Time (JIT) delivery, keeping inventory levels low and aisles free from excess product.

Forklift trucks are ill-suited for this task, whereas, carts can be customized for a wide range of tote and bin deliveries. Ultimately, eliminating waste, managing a smooth flow of materials, and reducing non-value-added steps to achieve JIT is the goal of lean for becoming an efficient operation.

Topper Industrial is offering an educational seminar at ProMat 2017, the largest expo for the manufacturing and supply chain industries from April 3-6, 2016 in Chicago, IL. The seminar will be offered twice. The seminar, titled, “Why the Fork Truck Free Movement is the North American 2017 Material Handling Trend,” is April 3, 2017 from 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM in Theater D and April 5, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM in Theater E.

Attendees will learn about the material handling industry trend of fork truck free environments. Participants will be educated on lean manufacturing and fork truck free practices. Insight into the new way of manufacturing will include definitions, example and benefits. Participants will gain perspective into the popularity surrounding lean manufacturing and fork truck free. Topics will include, but are not limited to: cost reduction, increased efficiency, increased productivity, safety benefits, and legislative influences. Participants will be given the first steps needed to start a fork truck free journey. The process of plant analysis will be explained and concluded with the many options available when considering a fork free truck environment. Real-life case studies and statistics will be shared.

Attendees visiting Topper Industrial at booth #S3814 will learn about fork truck free material handling equipment and their new division Topper Tube. Topper Industrial added Gravity Flow Racks and Tubular Workstations to their line of material handling products. Topper Industrial makes gravity flow racks and work stations, industrial cart, containers, delivery systems, lift and rotate systems, conveyors, and racking. Topper Industrial is the only company nationwide to manufacture all products needed to move material from the dock to the cart; from the delivery system to the line.

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