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Custom-Made Aerospace Packaging Cart

Valley Box specializes in helping manufacturers solve their material handling and crating challenges no matter how complex or intricate the project may be.

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Challenge

In this case the customer wanted a cart to use throughout the assembly process for their carbon fiber rocket nozzles. The manufacturing process requires several processes including layout, trimming, drilling and part handling.

Solution

The cart solution developed by Valley Box will not only be used as a build-stand but also an assembly fixture, transport cart and for storage in between assembly processes. These carts help to facilitate the health of the overall supply chain for the aerospace programs. 

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To allow operators easy access to any side of the rocket nozzle, the cart was designed to have removable panels on each of the sides and the ends. The loose panels can easily be removed with 2 personnel. To prevent abrasion to the carbon fiber, the inside surfaces of the cart have 1/4" foam padding lined with carpet. Preventing damage to the carbon fiber surface avoids costly re-works and quality checks, which over time saves you time and money. 

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To prevent the loss of loose parts, the removable side panels hang from the handle end of the cart, keeping all the carts pieces together and organized. Efficiency is key, the cart holding it's own components reduces time spent looking for parts by personnel. 

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For space consolidation when the product is not in use, the carts are designed to be stacked on top of each other. Stacking material handling devices when not in use helps companies preserve valuable floor space. 

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To increase the life span of the cart and prevent it from succumbing to damage from rust, chemicals or other pollutants, all the steel components were sandblasted & powder coated.

Conclusion

Our customer received a custom designed solution that not only met all their needs but exceeded their expectations. It's important that every project Valley Box takes on is efficient, space saving, long lasting and easily maneuvered by the products end user.

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Valley Box demonstrates what is possible beyond just the typical wooden crate. This specialty crating manufacturer works with a wide variety of materials from wood to plastic, corrugated, metals and more. Discover how to take specialty crating to the next level.