ARCHDALE, N.C., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The CW Ultra Wheel has been designed for ergonomics.
One of the main problems concerning ergonomics in the industry is that of noise. Excessive noise in an industrial factory can lead to major accidents and even long-term hearing problems for employees. For further explanation on the subject: With noise being such an extreme problem for practically all carts in the industrial setting we have come up with a couple solutions to help reduce your noise levels.
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) has specific guidelines regarding the amount of noise that carts are allowed to make in order to ensure safety. To help follow these guidelines carts are able to be retrofitted so that noise emitted by carts is minimal. However, this is not optimal because it can be very expensive and if you can save money rather than spend it is better. The ideas discussed are cost effective ideas that are meant to not only help decrease cart noise but also improve work quality and safety.
A wheel's composition largely affects the noise level the wheel creates. The harder the wheel is, the more sound and vibration is produced by the wheel and the cart. In order to compromise between both a firm, durable wheel, and the sound level that is produced by the cart the wheel must be firm enough to carry the load required while still being soft enough that the vibrations produced are minimal while traveling with the cart.
Generally, Polyurethane tread wheels are used because they are not only able to carry the industrially sized cart loads needed, but they are also noise resistant. The best wheel to choose is typically between 70A to 70D in durometer range. The wheel that we at Caster Works Inc. would best recommend is the CW Ultra Wheel.
A tip to remember is that although soft wheels or those with a softer tread are able to easier reduce noise; they are more difficult to roll across floors and have less wear resistance. Another issue is that debris and other materials also often become stuck, which further reduces caster performance.
Spring-Loaded casters are designed with a cantilevered spring mechanism that supports the load while dampening the shock and vibration that come from the caster on the floor. Different combinations of the spring capacity are able to provide varying degrees of noise reduction at specific weight loads. However, "pre-load" on the spring is able to be determined and designed into the final product. This caster type is able to hold loads that range from a few hundred pounds to over 20,000 lbs.
Shock Absorbent Wheels contain a newly designed flexural spring that is manufactured into the wheel that is encased in elastomer. This dampens noise made by the cart by 70% without any extra change needed to be made to the cart. This wheel type is also able to be fit into existing caster rigs.
CW Ultra Wheel is probably the wheel we at Caster Works Inc. would best recommend. This is due to its noise reduction ability, maintenance free design — that allows for longer caster life — and the wheel's ability to store energy leading to a reduction of push and pull effort.
For the best results use a combination of these applications in order to provide the maximum noise reduction. If you need any help with noise reduction we at Caster Works Inc. are willing to help steer you in the right direction.
The CW Ultra wheel features a round thread that makes turning or starting with or without a heavy load a simple task.
The CW Ultra wheel offered by Caster Works Inc. is made of innovative specially formulated polyurethane that reduces vibration in the wheel resulting in a quieter ride and less wear and tear on the casters, caster wheels, and cargo. In addition, the new polyurethane that the CW Ultra wheel is made of has been engineered to repel steel chips, slag, pins, nuts, bolts, and will not green tire.
The CW Ultra wheel is made of softer polyurethane that measures 80-85 Durometer on the Shore A scale compared with the industry-standard hardness of 90-95 Shore A.
Another benefit of the CW Ultra wheels special Durometer is noise reduction.
The CW Ultra caster wheels are non-marking, quiet and debris resistant.
Caster Works Inc. special formulation of polyurethane absorbs energy which offers an energized wheel, allowing the wheel to start rolling easier due to stored energy.
The new formulation of polyurethane also helps release heat generated from the friction due to contestant use and towing like you would see in industrial continuous use tow lines.
The results are numerous, including a longer acceptable use of the caster without failure even under continuous and extreme use.
Caster Works Inc. CW Ultra wheels have found popularity among automotive plants and those customers with industrial towlines wanting to lower factory noise levels, improve floor protection and reduce tread failures, as well as extend caster life and lower push / pull weights on their carts.
The CW Ultra wheels use a larger than the industry standard bearing allowing for greater weight and friction distribution throughout the caster, making the caster easier to push and pull.
The CW Ultra wheel offered by Caster Works Inc. has a load capacity that is up to 20% higher than the competition.
The CW Ultra Wheel offered by Caster Works Inc has a 3 Year Warranty- call Caster Works Inc. for details.
CW Ultra wheels feature a specially formulated polyurethane tread that is mechanically and chemically bonded to a lightweight, sturdy aluminum core. The round tread is combined with a maintenance free, sealed precision ball bearing.
The CW Ultra wheel is available in the sizes of 5"x 2" through 8"x 2". With capacities per wheel up to 1500 pounds each. Each Wheel includes bearings and top hat bushings.
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