Case Study: CasterShoX®
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After years of research and development and a quarter million dollar investment, Caster Concepts is pleased to announce: CasterShoX® casters – a radically new line of shock absorption casters. CasterShoX® reduce noise levels by as much as 90%, cost 20-50% less than conventional spring-loaded casters and can reduce shock loads by up to 80%.
Based on patented ultra-compact shock absorption technologies, CasterShoX® core is entirely contained within the caster wheel. Tested in industrial settings, CasterShoX® casters reduce noise by as much as 15 dB, a magnitude of reduction providing significant effect in reducing noise induced hearing loss. As a result, the National Institute of Health funded R&D for this product.
CasterShoX® casters are identical to conventional casters in appearance, shape and size. CasterShoX® caster wheels come in two standard sizes, 6×2 inch and 8×2 inch. Wheels can be tread with high quality Caster Concepts polyurethane ranging from 70A to 70D. Solid, high strength, glass-filled nylon wheels are also available. CasterShoX® casters are available in single or dual wheel configuration. CasterShoX® wheels use a giant, super smooth deep groove ball bearing which guarantees superior roll-ability and ergonomics.
CasterShoX® core provides 3/4 of an inch of compliance and is currently manufactured with three varieties of spring stiffness. The light duty core has a 500 lbs. capacity, the medium, 1000 lbs., and the heavy duty core, 1500 lbs. Compared to traditional spring loaded casters, CasterShoX® casters are smaller, more economical and better performing because they inherently add damping to ensure stability.