Why It’s Important to Buy Light Quality Casters From a Reliable Distributor

Why It’s Important to Buy Light Quality Casters From a Reliable Distributor

September 10, 2017

When it comes to purchasing light quality casters, you have a few options. You can purchase them from a retail establishment that may sell all types of things with little specialization, or you can purchase from a reliable distributor like Douglas Equipment who has been in the material handling industry for decades. There are a…

5 Surprising Facts About Material Handling Equipment

5 Surprising Facts About Material Handling Equipment

September 2, 2017

You may feel like there is nothing surprising about material handling equipment. After all, the function is right there on the label – it’s equipment that handles material! However, ‘material handling equipment’ is as broad a label as ‘sports’, and of course in the realm of sports, baseball is a very different pastime to ice…

The Evolution of Material Handling Equipment

August 12, 2017

Material handling equipment has not changed much through the centuries, at least until perhaps the last twenty years or so. If you wanted to design something that moved material from place to place, then any kind of platform on wheels would more than suffice. The bigger the load, the bigger the equipment – it really…

What are the uses of wheel casters on medical equipment

What are the uses of wheel casters on medical equipment?

August 8, 2017

Medical equipment might be compact and high technology for the functions it performs, but it is by no means compact enough to be easily transported without casters of some sort. Medical equipment can easily weight more than 25 pounds when fully assembled, making it impractical to carry it through busy hospital corridors and into patient rooms at a moment’s notice. Instead, many hospitals and smaller clinics turn to light-weight casters to get the job done and put their equipment on wheels for easily mobility.

Best Material Handling Equipment to Use in Cold Climates

Best Material Handling Equipment to Use in Cold Climates

August 5, 2017

Keeping your temperature correct in cold climates is crucial if you want to maintain the life and proper functionality of your material handling equipment. If you live in a cold climate or any climate where it is cold for at least part of the year, then you’ll need to start thinking about your material handling…

Where to Buy Vending Machine Hand Trucks for Sale in Bulk?

July 15, 2017

You may have attempted to move a vending machine with a normal hand truck. If you have attempted to do so, you will no doubt have remembered the struggle! Vending machines are extremely heavy items and should be moved very carefully to avoid injury. All that empty space within the heart of the machine may…

What Are Material Handling Equipment Systems?

June 6, 2017

To give an almost ‘dictionary definition’, material-handling equipment are items of machinery or other mechanical devices – powered or non-powered – that are used for the movement and storage of materials through a company’s manufacturing or delivery processes. An equipment system for material-handling will usually contain a number of different units. Some of these items…

The Ultimate Checklist for Buying Material Handling Equipment in Bulk

June 4, 2017

Have you started a brand new company in which material handling equipment plays a key role? Perhaps you’ve expanded your current company’s capacity to handling materials and need to add to your material-handling equipment system? Maybe you have not upgraded your organization’s collection of material-handling equipment items for some time. Whatever your reason, it’s always…

Purchasing Shepherd Casters in Bulk: The Quick-Step Buying Guide

Purchasing Shepherd Casters in Bulk: The Quick-Step Buying Guide

June 1, 2017

Modern-day casters are incredibly reliable. They are designed to stand up to the stresses and strains of all types of working environments, no matter how often they are used and what they are required to do. However, casters do not last forever, and there will eventually come a time when a caster will need to…

5 Things About Material-Handling Equipment You May Not Have Known

May 15, 2017

Most manufacturing industries, including sectors which produce material-handling equipment, struggled through the recession, but for most sectors, their company’s performance has been improving year after year, and since 2010 in particular. Each year since the country began to recover from the financial crisis of 2008, revenues have typically grown at a steady pace. The main…