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.
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.