Small with a Big Impact
Very often, it is the smallest things that can make the greatest impact. In industries that rely heavily on the movement of objects, one thing that can be of utmost importance is one of those small and often overlooked, but vitally important items. One of the most important items that can be used to keep your business on the go is casters. Moving large, heavy or multiple items simultaneously can be a very difficult task. However, by adding the correct casters to furniture, equipment and other items it can increase efficiency and decrease stress. Moving items becomes a much easier task and the focus can be shifted to other activities. Indeed, casters are invaluable assets that can aid in any form of industrial, workplace movement.
Keeping It Moving
In industries that rely on keeping in constant motion, the method of movement rises in importance. Moving heavy items from one point to another point has never been an easy task, but as with any job, with the right tools, equipment and accessories, it can be made easier. With the improvement of any difficult task it is possible to accomplish more in a shorter time, which increases efficiency. Increased efficiency, longer durability and improved performance of your equipment can make all the difference in the world for the livelihood of your business. Therefore, it is important to purchase quality items that will do the job, and this includes even small items such as casters. When deciding on which tools, equipment and accessories to purchase it is important to find a trusted brand. When it comes to casters, one such brand is Colson Casters.
A Wide Variety of Options
It is always important to know your options. Sometimes people can make assumptions that there are limited items available for industrial settings. However, with today’s technology there are many more options available in almost every category of tool, equipment and accessory. Today, casters come in many different varieties, each offering specific characteristics that are uniquely suited to whatever particular job you may have in mind.
Some of the Available Categories
Colson Casters in particular, have an impressive array of options that can meet any of your caster needs. Available in light, medium and heavy the three categories designate their weight load capacities. Those weight load capacities range from 75 lbs to 8000 lbs each, with everything in between. The weight load capacity is just the beginning. There are many attributes to the caster that can be selected that make it possible to choose a near custom caster from the standard options available. One of the attributes that needs to be chosen is the method by which the caster is attached to the item that it is being connected to. There are many varieties of stems available including, but not limited to: straight thread stems, pipe thread stems, modular stems and expanding adapter stems. In addition to stem options, there are different wheel options available. There are both lighter and heavier options available. Some of the lighter options include: performa flat thread, polyolefin, and polyurethane hi-tech. Some of the heavier options include: thermo, cast iron, rubber hi-tech, phenolic and forged iron. It is also possible to choose different metal finishes on some of the casters, to allow for a different aesthetic look. Colson casters in particular also have some high-quality features that are considered standard on many of their casters. They include:
• Zinc plated finish
• Full double ball hardened raceways
• 3/8” hollow axle with lock nut
• Permanent rivet king pin construction
• Reinforcing washer on lower raceway
• Grease holes: wheel bearing
• Multi-temp grease lubricates in hot and cold temperatures.
Questions to Aid in Choosing
When choosing casters there can be so many options that the choice can be daunting. Therefore it is very helpful to thoroughly understand the particular job and the conditions that you will be using the caster for. There are some basic questions that can be asked that can aid in determining the best caster to use. Some of those include: What exactly is the job? What needs to be moved? How far does it need to be moved? Is it something that needs to be moved often or more sporadic, meaning that the casters be receiving more wear and tear? What type of terrain will the caster be going over? Is the floor smooth or rough? Is the item to be moved heavy, fragile or otherwise awkward? What type of workplace environment will it be in? Will it be a more industrial environment or will it be a business environment? Will it be an area that has high visibility, where aesthetics play a more important role? It is important to remember that regardless of the type, size or material of the caster, and no matter the job, there is a caster to suit every need.
So Many Possibilities
With the variety of options, the possibilities can be endless, and this means that it would be helpful to work with someone who has experience in the product and the industry. We at Douglas Equipment have been in the business of moving equipment for over fifty years. We understand your questions and concerns and we know the products that we sell very well. We want to help you so that you can choose the best caster for the job. We want to help you find the one with just the right type of connector and just the right weight bearing capacity, made of the best material to work with the floor surface in your work environment. To find the right Colson Casters for your business’s specific moving needs, Please contact us Toll-free at 1-800-451-0030, or locally at 305-888-3700. You can also reach us electronically through the Contact Us section on our website. You will find a knowledgeable customer service representative ready to address your caster needs. We look forward to hearing from you and your business very soon.