Blickle Casters: Taking the Shock out of Light-Rail Systems

A design and build contractor for one of the United States’ leading light-rail systems was encountering problems with static shock in one of their projects. The project involved several moving gates that rolled on 8” wheels. While the wheels met most of the contractor’s requirements, they were also building up static, and the engineers feared this could impact passengers’ safety. A spark could cause a system failure, fire, or even an explosion.

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It was critically important that the right casters and wheels were installed to ensure passenger safety

To find a wheel that would not retain static electricity, the contractor got in touch with Caster Connection. After a thorough consultation with the client, a Caster Connection representative recommended the use of a heavy duty anti-static wheel from Blickle in order to provide efficient movement while eliminating the static problem.

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Blickle’s Anti-Static Extrathane Wheel Solved the Client’s Problem

Blickle specializes in high-tech casters that meet advanced specifications. As a master distributor of Blickle products in the United States, Caster Connection was easily able to contact Blickle and find the perfect solution for the contractor.

The new polyurethane on aluminum wheel not only outperformed the previous wheel but also removed the safety hazard caused by excess static, allowing the contractor to continue construction and open the rail lines to the public. The client is pleased with their purchase and utilizes the new, safer wheels on their moving gates.

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