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Directional and Total Lock Caster Advice

By garlandsincblog / October 25, 2017

Using a directional lock or total lock on your casters drastically improves performance on many applications. The directional lock gives you the ability to swivel any of your casters and then lock them into a fixed rigid position when needed increasing the ease of steering on your mobile unit. The total lock brake gives you the capability to securely lock your […]

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Dock Boards, Dock Plates, and Curb Ramps

By garlandsincblog / October 17, 2017

Dock boards are used as ramps to unload items from trucks to loading docks or vice versa. Dock boards are manufactured out of lightweight aluminum and typically have a safety tread plate surface providing better traction while rolling over the ramp. The high traction aluminum deck is rugged and designed to stand up to heavy traffic. […]

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Honeyman Hand Trucks

By garlandsincblog / October 9, 2017

  Honeyman Aluminum products is a manufacturer of aluminum carts, hand trucks, parts and other custom items. Specific to this post the Honeyman hand truck is a tubular aluminum hand truck uniquely suited to the wholesale beverage distribution industry. This hand truck features a wheel base that is both short and narrow. This creates a […]

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VMI Program

By garlandsincblog / October 9, 2017

Vendor-managed inventory, also known as VMI, is a business model approach to inventory management and order fulfillment which streamlines a company’s ordering process. This model is designed so the buyer of a product provides specific information to a supplier of that product and the supplier then takes full responsibility for managing and maintaining an agreed […]

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Glass Manufacturing Casters

By garlandsincblog / October 9, 2017

Glass manufacturing plants use a lot of casters and wheels. On glass manufacturing equipment there are numerous amounts of wheels, rollers and belts which guide the glass panels through all the stages required to produce the glass. There are also countless carts, dollies and panel movers throughout these facilities used maneuver the glass panels around […]

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Spring Loaded Casters

By garlandsincblog / October 9, 2017

Spring loaded casters are designed to protect fragile or delicate cargo by increasing shock absorption and decrease the level of vibrations reaching the cargo. These casters help reduce noise levels when rolling as well as the wear and tear on floors. With a design that is focused on the weight load, spring loaded casters can […]

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Overall Height / Load Height

By garlandsincblog / October 9, 2017

  The overall height or load height on a caster is the vertical distance from the top of the caster to the bottom of the wheel. In other words, this is the distance from the ground to where the unit sits/rests once mounted to the caster. Load heights are absolutely critical in many applications. Often […]

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Laundry Carts

By garlandsincblog / October 9, 2017

Canvas, mesh, vinyl and polyethylene… These are all common materials that you can find a mobile laundry or mail cart manufactured out of. These quality trucks and baskets have a strong presence in laundries, hospitals, textile mills, garment plants, and the hospitality industry. Ranging in all shapes and sizes, by browsing through the options that […]

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Medical Casters

By garlandsincblog / October 9, 2017

Medical Casters come in a technical variety that keep healthcare operations moving during their busy and fast paced days & nights. Medical casters need to adhere to the strict requirements of being clean, quiet, smooth rolling and easy to push/pull. Not only are medical casters designed for very technical applications but they also are designed […]

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Ergonomic Casters

By garlandsincblog / October 9, 2017

Ergonomics are critical in many caster and wheel applications. Reducing the push/pull force that is required to move a cart or object is the most important aspect of ergonomic performance when manually moving a cart. The weight load of the cart being moved comes into play but the most important element is using the right […]

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