Custom Carts

Looking for a Custom Solution?

For unconventional applications where a standard product will not work, Electro Kinetic Technologies specializes in custom carts solutions to your material handling needs. Our team of engineers will work with you to design and manufacture the product that fits your exact requirements and within your budget. To see some samples of our work, visit our custom gallery located at the bottom of this page

The road the leads to a custom engineered solution, is a collaborative journey between our clients and our technical staff. The road can lead to fairly simple levels of customization or one that leads the team down a path toward new innovative technologies. Over the years, we have helped clients achieve their goals within retail, healthcare, automotive, food processing, metals fabrication, petrochemical, aerospace, and utilities industries to name a few. Although the industry and complexity of the projects are vastly different, the process and steps are the same.

Come walk with us on this journey through this example of one custom engineered solution.

 

1. DEFINE THE PROBLEM

This is the most crucial step in the innovation journey. If not done correctly, the rest of the road will be longer and much harder. That is why at this point in the process, we focus on asking questions and more importantly listening to the client’s responses. This can be done over the phone, webcast or at the client’s facility. The client and our technical staff then form a project team that mutually develop a detailed design specification that encompasses all that has been learned.

 

 

 

2. DEFINE THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

What is the client’s vision of an ideal solution? This vision will include but not be limited to technical, business and operational goals.

 

 

 

 

 

3. CONCEPT CREATION

At this point in the journey, it is time to take all of the information the team has gathered and have our technical staff develop some concepts of what a solution might look like. Fairly simple projects usually move quickly past this point in the road. More complex projects may have a longer journey through advocacy, screening and even experimentation phases before all of the concepts are properly vetted and the client selects the best concept to move forward.

 

 

 

 

4. PROJECT PROPOSAL

Our technical and commercial staff develop a proposal for the client’s project using as a foundation, all of the work the team has done up to this point in the process. Since no two projects or clients are identical, the proposal is tailored directly for the individual client’s situation, providing enough detail so they can make an informed business decision whether or not to proceed with the project.

 

 

 

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5. DESIGN

Once the client has approved the project, our engineering team goes to work taking the client selected concept and starting to turn it into reality. The first gate we reach in this process, are models and drawings of the design that are presented to the client for their approval. Once the client approves the design, we move through the next gate and complete the engineering.

 

 

 

 

6. MANUFACTURING AND TESTING

The last segment of the journey is where we assemble and test each product against the design specifications to insure that the final product meets or exceeds the requirements that were defined at the very beginning of the project.

 

 

 

7. DELIVER THE FINAL PRODUCT


Click through the images below to view examples of Electro Kinetic Technologies’ custom electric carts.

Motorized Material Supply Cart


A manufacturer in the housing industry needed a way to haul materials on an elevated track for ease of production.  Requirements included wireless control, lift rings for the cart, and guide rollers on each side running along a fence to maintain alignment on the track.

Load Capacity: 4,000 lbs
Deck Height:  11.5” above track
Usable Deck Area:  34.5” W x 52” L

Custom Platform Cart for the Nuclear Industry


A company that specializes in decommissioning nuclear reactors was looking for an additional solution to assist in the process. A custom motorized platform cart was designed to safely and securely hold a nuclear containment system and move up to 4,000 pound loads.

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Load Capacity: 4,000 lbs

Transfer Carts in Automotive Manufacturing


A global manufacturer of structural automotive components was looking for a way to reduce their forklift use. A custom motorized transfer cart, designed to move up to 10,000 pound loads with wireless control, was the answer.

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Load Capacity: 10,000 lbs

Self Propelled
Scissor Lift Cart


A window and door manufacturer recently improved efficiency and ergonomics in its manufacturing facility by using long, motorized lift table carts. The project not only utilized custom motorized carts, but also created safer, more efficient parts processing.

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Load Capacity: 2,500 lbs
Deck Size: 30" W by 144" L
8000 pound Remote Controlled

Transfer Cart


A manufacturer of steel pipe for the oil and gas industry had used a side-loading forklift to transfer 20 to 40 ft. long steel pipe from a cart to a work cell in its facility. Working with their team, we designed a custom cart that included an on-board scale, wireless remote control and could move an 8,000 lb. payload up a 5 degree incline..

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Load Capacity: 8,000 lbs
Deck Size: 30" W by 96" L
8000 pound Remote Controlled

Stock Picking Cart


Stock picking cart was designed with (2) two pendant controls so the operator can control from either side.

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Load Capacity: 2,000 lbs
Deck Size: 36" W by 60" L

Custom NEMA 4x Motorized Cart


A large international industrial client faced such a challenge when they were trying to move a 3,500 pound payload in tight spaces. After exhausting all manual transport options, the client turned to Electro Kinetic Technologies for assistance.

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Load Capacity: 3,500 lbs
Deck Size: 30" W by 120" L

Custom Motorized Cart for NASA


When NASA was looking to build a cart to move equipment used in the servicing of their jet engines, it became apparent that the push/pull forces necessary to move the 2000 pound cart raised the potential for employees to sustain musculoskeletal injuries during transport

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Load Capacity: 2,000 lbs
Deck Size: 36" W by 72" L

Move 4,000 Pounds With One Hand


What motorized options can be easily maneuvered, and accommodate both exceptionally lengthy and heavy materials? The answer was a custom motorized platform cart.

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Load Capacity: 4,000 lbs
Deck Size: 34" W by 122" L

Custom Foundry Cart


There are certain jobs people identify as having characteristics such as toughness, strength and even brute force. Workers in foundries certainly fit this image.

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Load Capacity: 1,500 lbs
Deck Size: 30" W by 96" L

Core Sample Cart

Load Capacity: 1,500 lbs
Deck Size: 27" W by 49" L

Stainless Steel Clean Room Cart

Load Capacity: 1,500 lbs
Deck Size: 27" W by 50" L

Wood cart for Industrial Pump Manufacturer


This cart has removable side panels and risers for loading with a forklift.

Load Capacity: 4,000 lbs
Deck Size: 50" W by 96" L

Cart for Mobile Server


Cart included mounting holes for server enclosure and LED running lights.

Load Capacity: 1,500 lbs
Deck Size: 27" W by 49" L

Cart with Stainless Steel Rack


Cart included custom stainless steel rack to conform to customer's exact requirements.

Load Capacity: 1,500 lbs
Deck Size: 31" W by 70" L
8000 pound Remote Controlled

Motorized Solution for Bariatric Hospital Beds


When a Fortune 500 company in the Healthcare industry came to us to solve an ergonomic problem, we answered the call.

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8000 pound Remote Controlled

Double Deck Custom Cart


A Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry needed some help to move materials around their manufacturing plant. Solution was a double deck custom cart.

Load Capacity: 3,000 lbs
Deck Size: 35" W by 52" L

Stainless Steel Cart


Designed for a customer in the Pharmaceutical industry, this cart has electronics and batteries inside NEMA 1/IP20 enclosure.

Load Capacity: 1,100 lbs
Deck Size: 30" W by 48" L

Stainless Steel Cart


Designed for a customer in the Pharmaceutical industry, this cart has electronics and batteries inside NEMA 1/IP20 enclosure.

Load Capacity: 1,100 lbs
Deck Size: 30" W by 60" L

Off Road Cart


Designed for a customer in the Telco industry, this cart has 10” x 3” pneumatic wheels with a very aggressive tread for off-road use. LED running lights assist with night use. Batteries and electronics were housed in easily accessible locked drawer.

Load Capacity: 1,100 lbs
Deck Size: 27" W by 60" L

Drive Wheel

Custom Electric Tugger


Designed for a customer in the Food & Beverage industry, this cart has a custom lift along with electronics and batteries inside NEMA 2/IP22 enclosure.
Custom-electric-tugger-with-Pallet

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Maximum Lifting Payload: 200 lbs
Required pulling/pushing force: 750 lbs
Lowered Deck Height: 24"

Large Deck with Dual Controls


A customer in the metal fabrication/extruder industry needed a custom motorized cart to move bundles of extrusions and pallets of parts. They also required dual controls for operation on either end of cart and flip up risers.


Load Capacity: 4,000 lbs
Deck Size: 48" W by 168" L

Electro Kinetic Technologies also provides non-motorized components when necessary to complete a total material handling solution. View the gallery below for examples of these unique projects, and the manual carts we use to augment them.

Non-Motorized Transfer Cart


This non-motorized transfer cart solution was designed to move steel pallets for a major food and beverage brand. The design included a custom size requirement, 40 inch high posts on all corners, a hitch installed for a Pony Express 1065 tugger, and the ability to move up to 10 pallets.


Deck Size: 144" L x 36" W

Non-motorized cart with four wheel steering and ring coupler for towing



Load Capabilities: Up to 40,000 lbs.
Deck Size: Up to 24 feet long x 10 feet wide

Non-motorized cart with front wheel steering and ring coupler for towing



Load Capabilities: Up to 80,000 lbs.
Deck Size: Up to 24 feet long x 10 feet wide

 

For more information on custom engineering, scheduling a walk-through, or getting started with your own ergonomic motorized solution, connect with one of our team members through the corresponding buttons below. Whether you already know what you need, or are still researching your options we’ll help guide you in the right direction.


Application Engineering Services

If you’re still not sure what kind of custom solutions will best address your transport problem, click the link here to learn more about our engineering services. Additionally, our Ask An Engineer portal is always here for you, should you prefer to contact one of our engineers directly via email, with the option to upload photos of your equipment and/or work environment. Whether or not a motorized platform cart is the best ergonomic solution for your needs, an Electro Kinetic Technologies engineer will guide you in the right direction.

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