If there is one aspect of the industry that keeps business running as usual it is wholesale distributors and wholesalers. Most everything that is found on the shelves and racks in major stores comes from those providing access to wholesale merchandise. The wholesale industry is an industry that is constantly on the go, moving items from intake into the facility, around the warehouses to different departments and then finally into boxes and trucks to be shipped to those stores who will be receiving the merchandise. If there is an on-the-move industry, it is the wholesale industry.
Just A Regular Day
In an everyday workday at a wholesale distributor many things are the move. Items are constantly being moved and one of best ways to make items mobile is by adding casters to them. Casters are sturdy, easy options that come in a variety of different configurations. In fact, there are so many variables available within the basic options it is nearly possible to create a custom caster from the available basic options. The first step however to choosing the right caster for the job, is to ask the right questions to determine exactly what caster will be best suited to the job at hand.
Determining the Best Questions to Ask
Regarding the type of work to be performed and the workplace conditions in which the work will be performed there are many questions to consider. First, what is the job that needs to be performed? This is the first question after which many will follow that will aid in choosing the best equipment and casters for the job at hand. What needs to be moved? Is it heavy or strangely shaped? Is it fragile? How will the item’s weight be distributed? Will it require special attention? Where and how will it be moved? What type of ground surface will it be going over? Is it required to pass over multiple types of terrain, both indoor and outdoor terrain? Will it be a slick and smooth surface? Or will it be a bumpy or extremely rough surface? These may seem to be simple questions however; these questions and others can help to determine the best tools that will be the best match for the job. It is very important to consider every aspect of the job at hand so that the best match can be made. By matching the proper equipment and casters to the job it will ensure that the casters used will be utilized in the manner in which they were designed to be used. This will help to ensure that the job performed will be accomplished with more speed and efficiency. It will also help to ensure that the casters will be receiving the appropriate wear and tear, which in turn helps to ensure that replacements will not have to be acquired before they should be needed.
Another Batch of Questions
After answering the initial set of questions it is then time to consider the many different caster options available. With this consideration comes another set of questions. Casters come in all different types, makes and designs. The wide variety of options available makes it possible to find just the right caster for the job that needs to be performed; however, this can also make it difficult to decide what the best choice is. Because of this, there are additional questions that need to be asked that can help make this determination. How will the caster be attached to the piece of equipment that needs to be made mobile? This will determine the type of attachment mechanism that is needed. Some of the attachment options 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. Also due to the fact that the rolling wheels of the casters are available in many different materials it is necessary to next determine what the best type of wheel material is to handle the job that needs to be performed. Certain materials perform better on different types of floors. Some are better on hard floors and some are better on soft floors. Some wheels are designed specifically to go over bumpy or course terrain while giving shock protection to the load being moved. Some wheels are designed specifically to glide noiselessly over all kinds of specified surfaces. Some available options of wheel materials include performa, performa conductive, polyolefin, polyurethane Hi-Tech, phenolic, cast iron, maxim, and thermo. Additionally the wheels come in different sizes and may have different tread choices to further customize the choice. In addition to the previously mentioned options the structural part of the caster is also available in different materials and colors. This option allows for the customization of the appearance of the caster. These small details can make a big difference and in turn can affect the look and functionality of the caster, which can result in an increase in the speed, and efficiency of the overall workplace.
With All the Options, the Choice Can Be Difficult
We want to help you in choosing the caster that is the best match for your need so that you can works towards increased efficiency. Learning about all the available options can be time consuming and therefore we strive to provide our customers with as much information as needed to help them choose quickly and accurately. With more the fifty years in the business we understand that time is money. We strive to put our customers at an information advantage and provide them with a full stock of inventory with very low prices. 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 serving you in the near future and helping you to choose the best caster for your needs.