What is Pneumatic?
Pneumatic is a term that is used in reference to certain tools and equipment, but is seldom explained. The use of pneumatic technology offers the user of it, to do more with less manual power and usually in a smaller amount of space. An item that utilizes pneumatic technology is an item that has certain parts that are filled with some type of compressed inert gas. Today it is a very useful technology that has varied applications. It is a technology that can be beneficial to a wide variety of industries. Specifically, a few of the industries that may find pneumatic technology extremely beneficial are the shipping, industrial, construction and mechanical industries. By utilizing a system of compressed inert gases, pneumatic technology allows certain equipment to have moveable parts. Pneumatic technology is a technology that has similarities to hydraulic power; both technologies utilize another material or substance in addition to the parts themselves to produce power, often a greater power than would usually be possible with the limited use of manpower.
Specific Uses and Characteristics
One way in which this technology can be used in a very specific way is in the use of pneumatic casters. Pneumatic casters feature wheels that are filled with the above-mentioned compressed inert gas. These casters have certain distinct features that do need to be taken into consideration. Because of the design, they often sit a little higher than other casters. This allows for a smoother and often quieter ride over certain types of terrain. However, due to the height of the casters, this needs to be considered when looking at the overall height of the entire item, the furniture or equipment that is being moved. If height is a major concern, this detail will need to be considered. This is but one example of the design details specific to pneumatic casters that may need to be considered.
The desirable attributes of the design of pneumatic casters make them a good choice for both indoor and outdoor settings. In fact, the variety of indoor settings in which they could be useful spans a wide spectrum. Often they can be found in hospitals, department stores, hotels, TV or movie studios and also in different types of laboratories, including both electronic and scientific. There are also many different industries and environments in which pneumatic casters may be useful in which they will be exposed to outdoor terrain. Certain instances, such as needing to move items over rough terrain such as grass or gravel, may be a perfect match for the balanced ride offered by pneumatic casters. Pneumatic casters provide a certain level of stability in their movement. This is due in part to the fact that they cannot sink fully due to the compressed air. This makes them one of the best choices for delicate and fragile furniture and equipment that needs to be made mobile. Additionally, there is another scenario in which pneumatic casters may be the best possible choice. In certain areas, the upkeep of the floor is a major concern. Again, due to the design, pneumatic casters, if the wheels are allowed to move appropriately by rolling in the correct direction, do not leave unattractive marks.
Knowing and Researching the Options
As with most things today, when it comes to choosing almost anything, there are many available options. So the same is true when it comes to choosing castes. Even within the narrowed field of pneumatic casters there are options in size and wheel material. These are specific details that need to be taken into consideration based on the knowledge of the type of job that needs to be performed as well as the work conditions in which the job will be performed. Pneumatic casters may indeed be the best choice for the job that you have in mind; however, it is also wise to consider that there are many different types of casters that are available in today’s market. And different types of casters can be very specifically matched to certain jobs so as to make them easier and more efficient to accomplish.
What to Ask
There are many different things to consider when choosing what type of caster will be best suited for the job at hand. And there are a variety of questions that you can ask that will help determine the best choice or the best variety of choices. For example, some of these questions include: What piece of equipment or furniture needs to be moved? How often does it need to be moved and how far? Over what type of terrain does it need to be able to travel? Will the ground be smooth or bumpy? Will the ground sometimes be wet or have certain hazardous materials nearby? Is the item fragile or unbalanced? Is it a fast paced work environment, in which things are expected to be constantly on the move at a certain pace?
Sorting Through the Information
There are a lot of things to consider. After fully understanding the job at hand and the specific work conditions it is then time to try and match that information with the available types of casters. This can seem like a daunting task and it may be difficult to know where to start. However, that is where we come in. We at Douglas Equipment have been in the moving industry business for nearly sixty years. We pride ourselves in knowing all the possibilities that you may bring to us and strive to answer each work related question you have with absolute speed and accuracy. We also strive to have a full in-stock inventory so that you do not have to spend a long time waiting for the items that you need to get and keep our business running at top speed. Please contact us Toll-free at 1-800-451-0030, locally at 305-888-3700, or by faxing us at 305-883-9563. We can also be reached electronically through the Contact Us section on our website. We hope to assist you soon.