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Casters for electric pallet jacks – The benefits of proper caster height adjustment

Thursday, 17 January 2013 ( #599 )
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp's STR5500 Series Top Adjustable caster as positioned under the operator platform in the end-rider electric pallet jack.
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp's STR5500 Series Top Adjustable caster as positioned under the operator platform in the end-rider electric pallet jack.
Casters for electric pallet jacks are designed to increase truck productivity by counteracting roll movement especially during cornering, preventing truck payloads or even the operator from falling. In walkie or walk behind electric pallet jacks, casters are an alternative to simple skid plates that normally damage the floor and hinder truck movement. Proper caster adjustment in Walkie Pallet Jacks minimizes turning torque or steering force and provides higher load stability. In Rider Pallet Trucks, the casters help increase truck stability, allowing the operator to maneuver the truck with higher speed and confidence. This helps increase truck productivity and safety levels. However, after significant truck operation, the casters need proper adjustment. This is due to many factors such as drive tire wear, the creeping effect of caster springs, etc. Without proper adjustment, not only the caster performance, but also the truck performance will drastically drop. Potential performance deterioration includes truck stability, truck bouncing effect, steering force, braking distance, tire wear performance, battery drainage, tire traction, and more. Different caster designs have different adjustment methods and difficulty levels.
Join Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. at ProMAT 2013, booth #465 in Chicago, IL from Jan. 21st to the 24th to discuss everything about casters with our technical experts and explore our newest caster designs. For more information about caster height adjustment - please join our seminar "Casters for Electric Pallet Jacks..." presented by our Technical Services Manager, Timothy Rowles at ProMAT 2013, Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, Theater C at 1:30 pm. About Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. Founded in 1964, Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. is a designer and manufacturer of polyurethane and rubber industrial components for the material handling, construction, agricultural, military and mining industries. All Superior Tire & Rubber Corp.'s product offerings are proudly engineered and produced in the USA on state of the art processing and machining equipment, overseen by quality management systems registered to ISO 9001:2008. Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. also owns multiple patents on many innovative products that have become new industry standards.
Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. 1818 Pennsylvania Ave Warren, PA 16365 USA Tel: +1.800.289.1456 Email: send us an email Web: www.SuperiorTire.com

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