Posted September 21, 2023

Creform bent pipe rack: flexible, strong, rigid

Creform Corp., a manufacturer of unique products for material handling structures, has fully designed, built, and assembled a bent pipe Work in Process (WIP) rack for a manufacturer of windows systems. The rack holds components for internal assembly and work cell operations.

Creform bent pip rackThe basic structure of the rack is built with 42 mm pipe and joints for added strength and rigidity, while Creform’s 28 mm bent pipe is used as dividers to create the storage slots for in-process manufacturing.

HDPE plastic bases within the rack are utilized to create two levels to hold various components of the production process. Each of the rack’s levels can be repositioned or the entire shelf rack can be customized with only simple tools. The vertical presentation of the rack allows the levels to be easily moved up or down with only simple tools. Position changes require only a 5mm hex wrench.

The flow rack pictured is 77" W x 22" D x 68" T and has a load capacity rating of 1200 lb. The stationary rack rests on heavy-duty leveling feet that features eight heavy duty feet threaded for floor leveling ability.

The unit is built with ivory pipe color, but as with all Creform flow racks, a wide variety of pipe colors are available, and accessories can include information sheet holders, label holders, tool storage, hooks to hang tools and other supplies. Creform structures can be built with ESD for anti-static applications. Flow racks are available as a kit or as an assembled structure or in the component form for a complete DIY solution.

Custom rack sizes and configurations possible with Creform. The biggest benefit is the complete dimensional and capacity flexibility. Custom sizes allow the floor space to be optimized for the necessary amount of inventory needed at the point of assembly.

The Creform System is used to create an array of material handling and efficiency enhancing devices and is a proven component in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing programs. The company partners with customers in developing and implementing these programs.