These Poly Guard Casters Leave FOD in the Dust

Monday, April 10, 2017

Foreign objects and debris, better known as FOD, are public enemy #1 on production floors. There’s nothing a caster hates more than having its smooth-gliding mojo halted by a smattering of nuts, bolts and other unwelcome randos.

That’s why we created a new Special Maxi-Duty Caster with Poly Guard. Equipped with a one-of-a-kind polyurethane brush, the caster clears away and prevents uninvited debris from embedding in its wheels as it rolls. The benefits? An uncompromised tread, a quieter ride and happier floors.

Hamilton recently designed this special caster—available on demand to our customers—for a large automotive company’s Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs). These particular AGVs run on rather curvaceous tracks, so we gave the wheels a crown tread to reduce the contact load area and keep them from veering off course. And, we spec’d our extra thick one-inch Duralast® polyurethane wheels mounted with special poly guards to literally stop FOD in their tracks.

Check out the specs:

Equipped with special polyurethane guards
Height: 11”
Swivel offset: 2 ½”
Mounting Plate: 8 ½” x 8 ½” with 7” x 7” bolt hole spacing for 5/8” bolts
Wheels: (2) W-831-DT-1-1/4-CROWN 1" thick 90-95 durometer polyurethane molded onto cast iron center with 1-1/4" tapered roller bearing, wheel has crowned tread
Rig finish - gray enamel
Got a floor that needs some heavy-duty power sweeping casters? Contact a Hamilton sales engineer.

Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.

Jim Lippert, Vice President - Sales

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