MEGGIT CASE STUDY

The Situation: Meggitt needed a powered lift cart that would allow efficient transportation of tooling from a press station to various prep stations.  The specifications included a unique design shape, enabling the cart to fit around different structures.  The cart also needed to lift the tooling off fixtures and allow the mold to roll easily into a press station. 

The Solution: Conceptual Innovations delivered a manually controlled, battery-powered lift cart able to carry a load up to 4,500 lbs.  One significant feature of the cart is its exceptional steering agility. This was a necessary requirement as it allows accurate mold positioning within various fixtures. Lifting is accomplished using heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders powered by an onboard hydraulic pump.

An onboard battery provides hours of continuous usage with a charge time of about 8 hours. The built-in battery charger enables operators to simply plug the cart into a 120 VAC socket overnight. 

With a top speed of about 1.5 MPH, the cart can easily traverse terrain commonly found in factories.  The drive system has a built-in suspension to provide good stability and traction.   The load-bearing casters are from Caster Concepts and feature a Swivel on Swivel design to remove the caster drag that occurs when too many swivel casters contact the ground at once.