Department stores are a place of constant movement and rearrangement. There is a constant influx of customers, a constant influx of changing merchandise, a constant changing of displays to reflect the newest style of the season. In the midst of all this movement there is one unsung hero, one small item that is very often overlooked that provides tremendous unseen help, the caster.
Small but Vital
Because casters are a seemingly small item, the plethora of options available is also often overlooked. Before considering what type of caster is the best type of caster for you, there are some important questions that need to be answered to ensure that you make the best possible selection.
• Floor Protection: What type of floor will the caster be used on? Does it require special attention so as to not be damaged?
• Floor Obstructions: Are there certain unchangeable floor obstructions, such as expansion joints? Is it an environment in which there is a possibility of there being substances or other debris on the floor?
• Equipment: What type of equipment will the casters be attached to and required to maneuver?
• Capacity: What specifically needs to be moved? How evenly or not evenly is the weight distributed?
When it comes to selecting the best caster for the job there are many options and many details to consider. What is the material and size of the ball, the rolling part of the caster? What is the stem design, how will it be attached to the equipment? Does it have an expanding adapter stem? Do you need a particular color finish to compliment your equipment and décor? With the different options available, there are unlimited combinations of details, ensuring that there is a caster perfect for your business and specific job. Simply put, just as not all jobs are the same, not all casters are the same.
A Better Choice
Keep in mind that most likely you are currently working with equipment that is already equipped with casters and wheels. However, there is a likely chance that there is a better, more specific caster suited to the job you have in mind. Making the right choice when it comes to choosing casters that will provide the best freedom of movement and will not harm your diverse range of floors can be a difficult task. There is a company, however, that is well equipped to help you make the right choice.
At Douglas Equipment, we understand the attention that is needed when it comes finding just the right casters for your business’s needs and are more than happy to help you find them. Having been in business for over 50 years, we pride ourselves in offering a high level of product knowledge, superb customer service, a large in-stock variety of options and the best prices on the market. Contact us today Toll-free at 1-800-451-003 or fax us at 305-883-9563 . We look forward to hearing from you and serving you.