Project Showcase: Bump Cart

by Andrew Guytingco on February 16, 2023

What is a bump cart?

A bump cart is a type of material handling equipment used in lean manufacturing to move products and materials from one location to another. The bump cart takes a regular gravity flow rack and enables the ability to allow your material handler to transfer multiple loaded totes from a mobile cart to a line side flow rack in one motion with no lifting.

In a lean manufacturing environment, gravity bump carts can be used to move products from one process to the next, reducing the need for manual handling and improving production flow. The carts can be designed to accommodate a variety of product sizes and shapes, making them a versatile solution for material handling. Additionally, the carts are often designed to be easily reconfigured, allowing them to be adapted to changing production needs.

By reducing the need for manual handling and improving production flow, gravity bump carts can help to minimize waste, reduce downtime, and improve overall productivity. This makes them an effective tool for supporting the principles of lean manufacturing.


One simple accessory

The LT-100 Bump Cart Stop is a simple solution to create turn regular gravity flow racks into bump carts. A spring-loaded stopper is activated when the cart "bumps" the stationary rack and lowers to allow material to pass from one structure to another. When the cart is backed away, the stopper raises again to prevent material from falling off. 

LT-100 Bump Cart Stop

Reduce Waste from Unnecessary Movement

LT-100 can be installed on multiple levels to also allow you to create a two-level cart with a return to automatically retrieve the empty carts back to the material handler. Reduce unnecessary movement and strenuous lifting by your operators by automating transfer from your mobile structures to line side racking. Talk to one of our Project Managers to help you get started with creating a bump cart for your facility. 


IPS Material Handling Inc was established in 2006 and specializes in custom material handling solutions for Lean Manufacturing. Our Ecoflex products, a modular pipe and joint system, are used to create custom flow racks, material handling carts, work stations and more.

For more information, to request a quote or to set up an in-house assessment, please contact us.