Trying to design the perfect picking cart on your own can be extremely difficult. You might spend a lot of time thinking about your specific needs for the cart and creating what you think is ultimately the best design. Then, you have one built, only to find out that you forgot to include something important. This can be extremely frustrating, not to mention, a waste of time and money. Let us introduce you to the Build Your Own Picking Cart (BYOC) from New Age Industrial. This cart allows you to create the perfect picking cart for your specific needs and works as a great starter cart for a picking operation.
Determine Shelf Types
Now that a base and caster configuration has been chosen, it’s time to determine which shelf types to add to it. When deciding on shelving styles, it’s important to consider what items will be picked using this cart. Heavy-Duty (HD) Shelves have four horizontal square tubes and are tough enough to hold large boxes. T-Bar Shelves have perpendicular slats that are spaced evenly every 1 ¾ inches. This shelf type is ideal for smaller items. Lastly, Solid Brute Shelving, which is a solid sheet with a 1/8” marine edge, accommodates individual small items that might otherwise fall through slats. The marine edge also contains liquids in case of a leak. In addition, the solid top is easily removable for cleaning or replacement. You can even mix and match the shelf types, so you don’t have to choose just one.
Select Number of Shelves & Spacing
As you approach the finish line, there’s only a few things left to decide. Select how many total shelves are needed and how much space is needed between each shelf. This may vary depending on product types and heights to be picked. Based on this important information, upright shelf posts ranging from 12 to 96-inches in height are added. The posts are marked at 2-inch intervals allowing the shelves to become fully adjustable, time and time again, by simply using one tool, a provided Allen Wrench. This allows the cart to evolve with an organization’s ever-changing needs.
Accessorize the Cart