Cart Manufacturing Partner Reduces Automaker's Noise by 20%
In environments like automotive manufacturing, it's important to take measures to reduce noise levels as much as possible for the safety of employees. Casters can be a big contributor to noise. Here we detail how a Caster Connection product provided a solution to excessive noise for an automotive manufacturer.
A Caster Connection cart manufacturing partner was working with a well-known automotive manufacturer to reduce noise levels on a Quad Steer cart while also handling a significant total load at 7mph. The original caster wheels were creating too much noise and vibration on the cart and within the plant as these carts run a heavy duty-cycle.
Upon a site review of the load, the speed and run rate, JTec Industries worked with Caster Connection to use an 8” x 3” CC Apex HD wheel (a highly resilient, extremely thick polyurethane wheel) to significantly reduce the decibel levels of the tugger-train while also being able to withstand the total load and speed.
After installing these wheels, the decibel levels at the automotive manufacturer instantly dropped almost 20%, and the tugger-trains have been running smoothly ever since without any issues.