Caster Technology

Caster Technology and the Science of Swivel Offset

Caster Technology and the Science of Swivel Offset

When looking at the ergonomic performance of a caster, there are typically two main areas that cause the most impact: push/pull forces and swivelling force. To have an ergonomically sound caster, swivelling forces need to be reduced so the user can move the material handling cart more easily. With ease of movement of the cart, risk of injury to the user is reduced. By reducing swivelling force, the ergonomic capability of the caster increases. By increasing the offset, less force is required to swivel the caster out.
10 Key Material Handling Tips to Reduce Workplace Injuries

10 Key Material Handling Tips to Reduce Workplace Injuries

How Caster Selection Can Reduce Workplace Injuries and Related Costs - Manual material handling tasks (lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying etc.) can be fraught with danger. Costs associated with material handling injuries can be astronomical and can include medical costs, decreased employee morale, and lost productivity. The key to reducing these costly injuries in the workplace is to identify ergonomic risks in manual material handling jobs. Here are 10 key material handling tips to help you reduce workplace injuries and improve workplace ergonomics.
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 […]
Caster Technology: Why a Soft Wheel Outperforms a Hard Wheel

Caster Technology: Why a Soft Wheel Outperforms a Hard Wheel

By Anton Malek | Caster Technology | December 16th, 2014 | Comments (0)
In the caster industry, there’s always a dilemma of the type of caster wheel to use. Should one go with a hard or soft wheel material? How hard or soft should this wheel be? This article will discuss the factors to look at when making […]
The Link between Casters and Ergonomics

The Link between Casters and Ergonomics

Throughout history, the invention of the wheel has been helping humankind move objects from place to place, whether it’s moving a block of limestone across a desert or powering a car through a race track. Regardless of the application, wheels were invented by man and […]

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