Buckhorn introduces a new line of open-sided bulk containers with permanently installed custom frames. The Buckhorn DunnageReady containers can be adapted with custom dunnage to easily transport irregularly shaped, lightweight components as well as assemblies with finished surfaces.
The DunnageReady container combines the strength, versatility, and weight advantages of molded plastic with the durability and easy access offered by a tubular steel frame. The unit begins as a standard model molded plastic bulk box. One or two sides of the container are then removed and a steel frame is installed. The frame is secured in place with mounting bolts that extend through the container walls and sit inside rib pockets that protect them from breakage. Specialty dunnage is next added according to the ergonomic, size, and configuration requirements of the parts to transport.
Corners on the metal frame members are mitered and fully welded to eliminate all entry points for water. A powder coating provides additional protection for the metal surface and improves the overall look of the unit.
Switching the transport of lightweight parts and assemblies from metal racks to plastic containers fitted with dunnage immediately improves payload ratios and reduces part damage. Compared to steel, the plastic containers slide more easily on production floors without damaging the surface and generate less noise when moved.
Converting the containers with new dunnage is also easier than converting steel racks and frames. The dunnage unit can be unbolted, removed, and replaced with a different configuration that meets the new specifications.
Buckhorn builds the DunnageReady frame to fit all Bulk Box models, including the extended height and extended length versions.
Company: Buckhorn Inc.
Company URL: www.buckhorninc.com