Tested Products to Enhance the Medical Industry
The medical industry has unique applications that few other industries share. Your customers are your patients, and you require casters and wheels that will provide comfort for your them and confidence for your employees. Some great solutions include anti-microbial wheels, quiet, ergonomic casters, and wheels that won’t damage floors.
We offer different products for different problems, and work with you to find you the best solutions for your needs.
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CC Apex: Making Hospital Carts Quieter and More Ergonomic
It’s important to tailor your medical environment to help the patient feel more comfortable. It can be easy to forget how a seemingly small issue, like a noisy caster or wheel, can impact the patient in a negative way.
Prior to working with Caster Connection, the patients and staff of a major Ohio hospital complained that maintenance carts made too much noise. Furthermore, the wheels were difficult to use. When they tried replacing them with harder wheels to reduce the force needed, they received complaints that the new wheels were even louder.
A committee at the hospital created specifically to reduce noise throughout the facility contacted Caster Connection for help. We suggested a trial run of our CC Apex wheel, which they used on a few carts. The maintenance team gave “rave reviews” about the CC Apex, commenting on how quiet and easy to use it was. Even patients noticed the noise difference.
Soon after the wheel’s introduction, the hospital contacted Caster Connection again. This time they replaced all of the carts in the hospital with the CC Apex, and continue to be happy customers.
Casters with Neoprene Wheels: Protecting Hospital Floors
Along with being quiet, hospitals need to be clean. The wrong wheel can ruin appearance by leaving streaks on floors and walls, all while collecting dirt to spread around the facility.
One maintenance team found that the nylon wheels on their rolling chairs and tables were damaging floors and leaving them with streaks. The maintenance team then had to spend more time and effort waxing and cleaning the floors, and began contacting multiple caster companies for a solution. They were almost out of luck until Caster Connection stepped in to help.
A Caster Connection Regional Sales Manager worked with the hospital and recommended switching to the Medcaster Neoprene wheel, specifically made for hospital use. After only one month of testing, the maintenance team found that they saved over 40 hours waxing the floors and over 20 gallons of wax.
Not only did this end the original problem of damaged floors, but the savings on wax allowed the hospital to outfit all of their tables and chairs with the Neoprene wheel.
Over 2 years later the hospital continues to be a repeat customer. Said the maintenance manager, “We Call Caster Connection now for any of our [caster and wheel] needs and will for the future.”
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