Case Studies

CC Apex: Ergonomic Casters & Wheels in Industrial Manufacturing

The applications of many industrial manufacturing plants require the use of manually operated, hand-pushed carts. These carts are essential in carrying equipment and must be easy to maneuver for workers. In 2012, an industrial manufacturing plant approached Caster Connection for help with their carts, which workers complained were too difficult to push and pull.

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CC Apex Wheels: Making Hospital Carts Quieter and More Ergonomic

Hospitals constantly look for new ways to improve their patients' comfort level. One aspect of patients' comfort is the noise level of their environment. While it may not be the first decision on noise control that comes to mind, implementation of the proper casters and wheels in a hospital environment is critical. Caster Connection has the expertise and expertise needed to recommend the perfect casters and wheels for any application.

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Pricing and Flexibility: Its Importance for a Caster and Wheel Supplier

High volume manufacturing and distribution requires flexibility and swiftness from all suppliers.Before becoming a customer of Caster Connection, a large manufacturer and distributor of office equipment that ships worldwide found themselves with a unique problem. The casters they were using were sufficient for their needs, but the company they were ordering from was not. Caster Connection was brought in for help, and quickly solved the company's problems.

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The Delrin Bearing Succeeds in Food Processing

Bearings are an unsung component of casters that play a huge part in casters' performance. Ensuring that the correct bearing is implemented for the application is just as important as ensuring that the proper wheel is used. A Caster Connection Regional Sales Manager encountered a customer's problem that was solved by recommending the proper bearing.

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CC Apex Wheels: Ergonomics and Noise Reduction in the Medical Environment

The maintenance department of a hospital uses carts that encounter various types of floor environments, requiring casters that are durable, quiet and easy to push and pull. Caster Connection was approached by a hospital maintenance department customer that was using a standard polyurethane on iron wheel which they found to be difficult to push and noisier than they desired for their environment. The customer desired a more ergonomic caster that would use quieter wheels than they currently employed, as well as a wheel that would roll easily on various types of flooring surfaces.

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CC Apex Wheels: An End to Damaged Flooring, Downtime and Noise

A Machine Shop customer of Caster Connection was approached by a customer of theirs that used multiple racks in their facility and had a floor surface covered in metal shavings. The end user had tried wheels in the past that were either intolerably loud or not the right material (and durometer) to stand up to the debris on the floor. Read on to discover how the CC Apex wheel solved the problems presented by this application and environment.

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Importance of Proper Metric Conversion for Wheels and Casters

After a competitor of Caster Connection recommended a nylon wheel that was an incorrect fit for its meat mixing machine, a food packaging company quickly began to experience problems with the wheel's performance. Caster Connection's solution to the problem introduced the customer to a wheel and brand that they never knew existed.

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Blickle Casters and Brakes: Security and Ergonomics

Road cases often carry extremely valuable equipment, which is often substantially heavy. While a great deal of importance is placed on the design of the case itself, the casters and brakes that the case is moved on are arguably of equal importance. These cases need to be moved with casters that are capable of ergonomic mobility and brakes that help to keep equipment and people safe.

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CC Apex Wheels: Dispelling Debris, Increasing Ergonomic Performance

Manufacturing seats for the automotive industry creates an environment that can be very hostile to most caster wheels - an environment in which a great amount of debris (such as metal shavings and screws) is dispersed throughout the factory floor, ergonomic issues arise due to heavy push-pull requirements and flat-spotting of wheels may occur due to long periods of cart inactivity. In many cases, one or two of these issues may be solved with a single type of caster wheel, however very few caster wheels offer a solution for all three issues. Read on to discover how the CC Apex wheel solved the problems presented by this application and environment.

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Casters and Wheels in Automotive Manufacturing

Automotive plants are subject to strict safety testing in order to ensure the protection of their products and workers. Some examples of safety testing include ergonomic measurement and implementation, and decibel level measurement.Before speaking with Caster Connection, an automotive manufacturing plant found that the casters and carts in their applications were too loud. To meet the customer's needs, Caster Connection recommended the customer implement the Blickle Softhane wheel, as well as a rubber dampening pad.

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