Monthly Replacement of Casters Was Causing Expenses to Mount Up

Problem:

  • Import rigs were being replaced monthly on more than 30 carts
  • Constant caster replacement was increasing costs and affecting productivity
  • Inexpensive phenolic wheels would chip and crack, making the carts harder to push

A large equipment manufacturer was using an inexpensive import rig with a phenolic wheel at a cost of $30 a caster. These rigs didn’t stand up to heavy use and required replacing many of these casters monthly. The phenolic wheels vulnerabilities were also showing, making the carts harder to push and exposing operators to injury. Costs were adding up and productivity was slowing down. 

Solution:

  • $236,000 yearly savings with new ERGOXCEL™ Casters
  • These new casters have been in operation for two years, compared to monthly replacement with old casters
  • Maintenance eliminated and labor significantly reduced

 

ERGOXCEL™ ergonomic, maintenance-free casters replaced the inexpensive import casters on all carts. These forged steel casters can withstand shock loading and side forces, and the parabolic wheels make it easier to push carts to reduce overexertion injuries.

The casters have been operating for 2 years without the need for replacement. This helped the company recoup its investment in the new ERGOXCEL casters in only 4 months. The company now saves $230,000 annually in maintenance costs while realizing an increase in productivity.