For the Love of Food
One thing that people love to do is eat. Whether it is at home with family and friends, or out and about in restaurant and cafes, eating is a favorite pastime as well as a life necessity. Therefore, one industry that is constantly needed is the food and beverage service and distribution industry. These companies are needed constantly to supply those in the restaurant industry and hospitality industry with a constant stream of supplies. The supplies are in constant demand due to the nature of the need and due to the fact that many of the products being supplied are perishable. It is truly an industry that is constantly on the move.
Increased Workplace Efficiency
In industries that require constant movement one of the best ways to make the workplace a place of speed and efficiency is to make sure that the equipment being used is mobile. An often-overlooked accessory that is vital to industries on the move is the simple caster. The caster is an item that can truly make a difficult job a thousand times easier. When increasing the ease of the job to be performed it is aiding in the efficiency of the work being accomplished as well as the comfort of the workers performing the work. These two things can greatly improve any work environment.
Fully Aware of All the Options
When it comes to knowing which caster is right for the job it is first important to understand that there are many different types of casters available. With today’s technology there are an increased number of possibilities when it comes to accessories such as casters. There are many different designs, makes and models of casters that in years previous have not been so readily available. The most basic options are offered in three different categories of distinction, light, medium and heavy. This distinction refers to the weight load capacity of each caster.
Although the distinction does not refer to the individual casters themselves, the casters are available in different weights. The differing weight load capacities of each caster are made possible due to the combination of the design and material of each individual caster. Depending on the load being carried and the number of casters to be attached to the equipment this is an important aspect to consider first. After determining that variable then there are many more different caster attributes to choose from. There are so many possible configurations that it is almost possible to create a custom caster from the basic available options.
Casters, Casters, and More Casters
Matching the best choice of caster to the job can help ensure that you and your company will get the most out of the caster purchased. As with most areas of need there are many different solutions, so the same is true with casters. There may be more than one type of caster that will do the job and do it well however, it is also very likely that there will be one caster that is more accurately matched to the job that needs to be performed. Another specific variable of caster construction to consider is the mounting system; this determines how the caster will be attached to the item that needs to be made mobile.
Some basic mounting options that are available include: top plate, threaded stem, stainless steel, expanding adapter stem, square stem, grip ring stem, pipe thread stem, modular stem, top plate swivel, and the kingpinless top plate. Yet another variable to determining the correct caster is the material that the wheel is made from. Some of the wheel material options that are available include: performa, performa conductive, polyolefin, polyurethane Hi-Tech, phenolic, cast iron, maxim, and thermo.
Considering all the different attributes to be considered for each individual caster there are already many different caster options. If none of the basic options seems like they are the best solution for the job that needs to be performed it is possible that one of the many specialty casters may be the right one. These casters are considered specialty casters because they address more specific needs. Some of the specialty caster options available include: spring loaded door casters, gravity lock ladder casters, concealed side mount casters, die-cast aluminum leveling casters, rug runner casters, high-capacity, low overall height extrathane casters and glass cutting table casters. These casters, designed specifically for individual circumstances, can be just the key to making a job as easy as possible.
We Can Help
The goal of choosing the right caster is to make the job being performed easier. However, the first job to be performed is the job of selecting the right caster. This is a job that can be quite daunting. However, it is important to know that understanding all the options only makes for a better and more thorough selection process. Your job is to choose the right caster and our job is to help you and your company to do just that. And when it comes to food, we at Douglas Equipment love it just as much as the next guy.
Therefore we want to ensure that those in the restaurant and hospitality businesses and those that supply them with food and beverage supplies are working at the best level possible. In this regard we want to help keep you informed as to new product information and help you to always stay on top of the business. In business since the 50’s, we want to hear from you to help you choose the right caster for your business’s needs. We strive to offer our customers the best products so that you can do your best business in your line of work.
Please contact us Toll-free at 1-800-451-0030, or locally at 305-888-3700. You can also reach us through the Contact Us section on our website. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you and your business very soon.