1/8/13 – Max Performance Conveyor Rollers – Function Where Needed
Increase throughput and productivity while improving workplace ergonomics by installing Max Performance Conveyor Rollers in your existing or new conveyor lines. Max Performance rollers solve many material handling challenges. Max Performance rollers provide easier lateral divert and load rotation, better load control (tracking) and increased reliability. This product is an excellent alternative to ball transfers and roller belts.
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9/15/12 – Damaged Floors? Here’s a Solution!
Problem: A customer was using a six caster picking cart; four swivel caster on the corners with two rigid casters in the center. The rigid caster improved tracking and control when moving long distances and turning, however it limited maneuverability it tight spaces. Additionally, the rigid wheel was damaged when the cart was pushed sideways, floors were also damaged.
Solution: The multi-directional Rotacaster was fit up in a compatible caster rig and installed on a cart. The result was just what the customer was looking for. The R-3125 triple Rotacaster rolling as a 125mm wheel proved the same tracking control as the rigid caster for long runs and the cart maneuverability was enhanced. Most importantly the picking cart could very easily be moved directly sideways.
The specific problem of wheel and floor damage was eliminated and overall handling of the picking cart was improved with the R-3125 Rotacasters installed. The customer installed Rotacasters on all sixty-five picking carts used in the distribution center
2/1/12 – Bearings That Last
Magnus was invited to visit with a water bottling facility (a National company) researching a way to extend the life of current bearings used in their rotary bottle fillers. The assembly being used was comprised of two Stainless Steel bearings and two Seals (one on upper side of column, one on the lower side). The column rotates and, in doing so, fills the bottles of water. This machine fills several hundred bottles per minute. The bearing assembly was lasting about six months upon which the bearings and seals would need replacement. In addition, many times the column (which the water passes through) would require re-plating due to corrosion from the bearing assembly. There was, of course, an additional cost for this process.
Magnus offered the same size bearing with plastic races and cage with Stainless Steel balls. We received an order (through a distributor) for two pieces as a trial. The bearings were installed along with the same type seals used previously. After three months, the machine was inspected and all parts were found to be in the same condition as they were when installed. Another inspection was done three months later with the same results. These bearings and all parts are still running, since August 2010. We have since received orders for four more bearings. As far as we know, these are also being used in their fillers.
By simple calculation, and taking into account the distributor’s selling price, we have saved them a considerable amount of money, and not only in parts, but in downtime and maintenance costs as well.
We have since been asked to produce special size Cam Track roller bearings to replace the metal versions currently being used.
9/15/12 – Outdoor Entertainment Protection and Maneuverability — No Problem!
Problem: medialifTV®, www.medialiftv.com, manufactures a beautifully crafted, weatherproof enclosure for the outdoor use and enjoyment of a flat screen TV and media gear. The challenge they faced was providing a mobile enclosure easily moved and positioned on crowded patios or in limitedoffice or conference room spaces.
Solution: Jim Carr, medialifTV® CEO and inventor, chose the Rotacaster multi-directional wheel for use on the media-ROVER and media-SPYDER trolleys. The Rotacaster wheel provides medialifTV customers with great maneuverability of their enclosures. The media enclosure when mounted on one of the trolleys can be positioned in any direction, even directly sideways. This maneuverability makes it easy to position the medialifTV enclosure exactly where the customer wants the unit.
In addition to the functionality of the Rotacaster, there were also other design and esthetic advantages. The wheel required a minimum of mounting space and was easily incorporated into the trolleys. And Mr. Carr found the Rotacaster to be cool and edgy as are the medialifTV® products.