The Situation:

North America’s largest terminal tractor fleet owner and operator provide equipment and services in the port, terminal, distribution, logistics, and intermodal space. And like many busy manufacturers, material handling carts keep the assembly lines moving.

The company reached out to Caster Concepts after they got tired of the expense and labor required to replace casters every couple of months on their spray booths. The casters they were using on the spray booth carts would gum up because of the blast media getting into the bearings. The only alternative was loading and unloading the blast booth via forklift, which was time-consuming.

The Solution:

The company turned to Caster Concepts’ for maintenance-free casters with sealed bearings that keep out dust and other debris.

Features and benefits of Caster Concepts’ Maintenance Free Casters include:

  • Maintenance-free (no nut that needs to be re-tightened on the kingpinless swivel section)
  • Accommodates high-speed/high-capacity applications
  • Wheels available in 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and up to 28-inch diameters
  • Casters swivel faster with less resistance
  • Keeps dirt, dust, and other debris from getting into the caster
  • Precision ball bearings roll easier — great for AGVs and continuous-use applications

Related: Maintenance-Free Casters

Results:

Replacing their old casters with the new maintenance-free casters allowed the terminal tractor fleet company to make the cart system work, ultimately reducing the loading and unloading time by approx. 80%. According to Michael R, Manufacturing Engineer, “The Casters are still in use 1.5 years after they were installed and still show very little wear.”