Trending: Automated Transfer Carts

September 4, 2020 Product Highlights 2932 Views

Material Handling practices are evolving everyday. One important, improvement would be the incorporation of the automated transfer cart. Automated Transfer Carts create an efficient, ergonomic way to move material in a predetermined, mapped out, safe and reliable process.

When a company does an internal review and assessment of their material handling to see how it affects their material flow, delivery carts are often sought out as means of improvement. By choosing to incorporate cart delivery, users are able to create a better, more predictable work flow. This improves production and combats unnecessary downtime. Most companies aim is lean manufacturing.

Topper Industrial designs and manufactures custom automated transfer cart for material delivery. In the earlier stages of designing and manufacturing transfer carts, the transfer was done by manually pushing or transferring the product. The process would start when a driver using a tugger pulls the transfer cart into the transfer location. The driver lines up the cart using visual indictors or by tracking rails anchored to the floor. The driver would then dismount from the tugger, walk over to the container, release all necessary safety interlock and physically push the container of material into the receiving station.  

Over time, Topper’s design team started evolving their transfer cart design by moving materials with powered rollers with the consideration of the ergonomic disadvantages in a manual transfer. The new design on the transfer carts improved load capacities, ergonomics and cycle time.

With design research and product development and additional advancements in technology, Topper Industrial was able to improve solutions to the automated transfer cart design that eliminated all tracking, aligning and pushing ailments seen in the older design. 

Topper’s innovation to its manual transfer cart is a fully automated transfer cart that can be designed in one or two positions (or stations).

About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial ( has been and continues to be a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment. Topper provides lean material handling solutions to the supply chain.

Topper Industrial is able to engineer and design Industrial Carts (Mother / Daughter Cart Systems, Quad Steer Carts or Tracking Carts, Specialized Delivery Carts, Transfer Carts with Roller Deck, Static Carts, Rotation Carts, Tilt Carts or Kitting Carts), Industrial CartComponents (Parts Department), Industrial Containers(Corrugated Containers), Pallets, Lift/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. Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909. Contact

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