Case Study: Swivel-on-Swivel Casters with Twergo Wheels Help Automotive Plant Stay Up to Speed.
A large automotive manufacturer was having issues moving carts. Each cart needed over 60 lbs initial push force to get moving. This put many cart operators at risk for overexertion injuries. Adding to the problem was moving the heavy carts into work cells which meant some tight maneuvering. In addition, the carts were equipped with turntables that were hard to move, thus adding to the overexertion problem.
-Swivel on Swivel Caster with nylon Twergo wheels for carts
– Inverted Twergo Wheels for turntable.
– Drive Caster Trike
Incorporating Swivel-on-Swivel Casters with Twergo wheels reduced initial push force below 45 lbs. At that push force rate, close to 90% of the population was now within safe limits, significantly reducing the numbers of workers at risk for potential costly injury. A big benefit of using Twergo wheels is that they offer a lower coefficient of friction and good abrasion resistance.
In addition, the Drive Caster Trike was able to easily maneuver the carts into the cells, a tight space that traditional motorized vehicles were having difficultly moving in. Inverting Twergo wheels under the turntables also made the turntables on the carts significantly easier to move and turn. Because of these improvements, costly employee injuries went down, which also helped the company realize a faster return on investment.