Workplace Ergonomics and Caster Technology Blog

Darcor Attending the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky

Darcor Attending the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky

Updated March 12: The Applied Ergonomics Conference 2020 has been postponed and will be rescheduling dates for later in the year. For more information visit their website here. We are excited to be exhibiting at the AEC again this year! The 23rd annual Applied Ergonomics […]
Industrial Ergonomic Best Practices in Cart Design

Industrial Ergonomic Best Practices in Cart Design

When designing industrial carts for manual material handling (MMH), a primary goal of an industrial ergonomist is to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries by keeping the forces required to start, stop and maneuver the cart within recommended safe limits. There are many facets of industrial cart design to consider to keeping cart operating forces within recommended limits – we’ll focus on the two many aspects. Industrial cart handle placement and caster selection/placement are crucial to support industrial ergonomics and reduce workplace injuries.
Lowering Turning Forces Turns into Partnership with Electro Kinetic Technologies

Lowering Turning Forces Turns into Partnership with Electro Kinetic Technologies

Case Study: Casters made ergonomically test and perform better than others Ray Erbe, President and Senior Engineer of Electro Kinetic Technologies, sat down with Yohann Printer, Ergonomics Engineer at Darcor, to discuss their journey and success with Darcor Casters and Wheels.  About Electro Kinetic Technologies: […]
Manual Materials Handling Cart Design: How Ergonomics Improves the Bottom Line

Manual Materials Handling Cart Design: How Ergonomics Improves the Bottom Line

In our blog, we’ve talked for awhile now about how ergonomics plays an important role in reducing workplace injuries. But when it comes to transporting heavy loads with material handling carts, having the right cart design and caster selection for the specific application can also […]
ErgoExpo Webinar: Guidelines for the Use and Design of Manually Handled Carts

ErgoExpo Webinar: Guidelines for the Use and Design of Manually Handled Carts

Join us for the next ErgoExpo Webinar October 9, 2019 | 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT Duration: 60 minutes Produced by: National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo Manual material handling (MMH) tasks are typically complex, and cart handling is no exception. Manual material handling […]
How Darcor’s Casters Transitioned One Company to a Fork Free Facility

How Darcor’s Casters Transitioned One Company to a Fork Free Facility

Case Study: Increased Efficiency and Workplace Safety Due to Caster and Cart Solution The client: Our client, a heavy stamping plant, located in Ontario, Canada is dedicated to metal stampings to make exterior panels for many automotive OEMs. They currently have several different product lines […]
Caster Problems: 10 Reasons Casters Fail

Caster Problems: 10 Reasons Casters Fail

Although casters are one of the smaller parts that make up a material handling cart, they play an integral role in how that cart will move efficiently and safely. Also, premature caster failure can impact the company’s bottom line. Caster technology has come a long […]
Get Ready for ErgoExpo 2019!

Get Ready for ErgoExpo 2019!

ErgoExpo 2019 is coming up! Get Ready for These Top Three Sessions The 25th National Ergonomics conference & ErgoExpo is only a few weeks away. The ErgoExpo is being held August 20 – 23, 2019 at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. The National Ergonomics […]
Don’t Put The Cart Before Workplace Ergonomics

Don’t Put The Cart Before Workplace Ergonomics

By Raymond Erbe Effective Material Movement Needs To Be Safe A serious, and often subtle, workplace safety hazard is lurking in many fabricating operations. It starts with employees hauling equipment, workpieces, and products around the shop, even when they’re already taking precautions and following OSHA’s […]
6 Critical Material Handling Tips to Make Your Workplace Safer

6 Critical Material Handling Tips to Make Your Workplace Safer

By Kevin Hill Safety is of utmost importance in every industry. If you deal with handling heavy loads on a daily basis, then you must follow safe material handling techniques. It won’t just reduce injuries but also increase productivity and profits. This article focuses on […]
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