Blank Handling Carts for Automotive

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What is a Blank Handling Cart and why should every automotive manufacturer include them into their facility’s design? Handling Specialty has been engineering and manufacturing handling equipment for the automotive industry since its inception in 1962. 

Handling Specialty has developed a solid reputation for delivering safe, intelligent and robust material handling equipment utilized in the assembly, testing, inspection and maintenance of multiple products across many industries.

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Blank Handling lift carts are generally positioned at the beginning of a metal stamping line, where the carts receive a stack of steel or aluminium blanks from a fork truck and are then indexed in front of the press line. The lift platform of the blank handling cart raises incrementally as the metal blanks are removed from the lift, where the blanks are fed onto the line for stamping. Blanks are removed from the cart until the stack is depleted. The empty cart returns to the load position along a set of rails.

You require the most efficient tools in order to properly accomplish this task with zero down-time. Handling Specialty’s feed carts can intelligently tie into a facility’s robotic controls so the pick and place interface is working transparently to ensure the stamping press never runs out of blanks. The system allows one cart to work at indexing the blanks precisely, while the other is reloading more blanks. When the last blank is removed from the indexing cart, the system shuttles over, and feeding operations continue uninterrupted.

Handling Specialty’s custom engineering and manufacturing processes can offer multiple options to a client’s application specifics like a smooth, level lifting surface at any height and with any weight, safety beacons, lights and forward/back impact bumpers. Robust, safe and efficient are cornerstone descriptors for any Handling Specialty blank feed cart, and the company has created multiple versions for a variety of automotive manufacturing customers.

To ask us about our custom engineered Blank Stacking Carts contact