From workbenches to machine bases to material handling products, BUILT Systems is ready to supply exactly what is needed to improve processes and efficiency in any facility. Every facility has different needs, and we have the ability to adapt our products to create perfect solutions. So when a customer approached us with a need for a rotating Parts AGV Cart, the BUILT Systems team jumped at the opportunity to help.
To create this rotating parts AGV rack, the team at BUILT needed to think outside of the box and come up with an all-new design. Using existing and proven design methods, the engineering team began creating a product to fit exactly what was needed.
A customer needed an automated guided vehicle cart solution that could accommodate 8 different part sizes and styles, while also having the ability to be attached to a fork truck or tugger system in case the AGV system failed.
Every cart needed to have the same dimensional footprint with the lowest pull height at 24in and the max pull height at 60in. They also needed to be equipped with non-marring/marking surfaces for all parts that touch plastic, along with color-coded end panels, user side foot breaks, integrated part guards, and integrated tugger accessory locations. To finish it off, the cart needed to integrate a turntable with a lock for ease of access to parts on both sides of the cart.
Brainstorming and Design
Many hours went into the design and details of these carts. This project originally started in April of 2020. After an initial design and prototyping, BUILT engineers went back to the drawing board and changed the overall design. The initial problems that were encountered included access to both sides of the cart, the number of parts that could fit in one cart, and the addition of plastic to surround the parts. In the end, the amazing collaboration between the customer and BUILT made the final design nearly perfect.
After making these necessary changes, the cart was ready for production. The integrated turntable proved to be the game-changer. This allowed the automated guided cart to back the cart into a specific location, and the user would not have to walk around the cart to access both sides. This decreased the amount of time needed to pull parts and assemble on the line.
Providing solutions just like this is something that fits well in the BUILT Systems wheelhouse. The team is always excited to collaborate to come up with products that meet the needs of the end-user. Contact us today to learn more about how BUILT Systems can help you!
• Steel Frames with HDPE Plastic Surrounding Each Part Opening
• 2 Swivel and 2 Rigid Tugging Style Casters
• Max Weight Capacity of 500lbs
• Size: 60″W x 34″D x 60″H or 66″H
• Contact BUILT Sales for details