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Hamilton announces new Ergonomic Casters & Accessories to outsmart back pain

Hamilton Caster is proud to announce a new lineup of ergonomic casters, wheels, and related accessories.  The new running gear is designed to satisfy high standards established by leading ergonomists and safety managers in today’s manufacturing environments.  

The new ergo caster series is a marriage of Hamilton’s best rolling and quietest polyurethane wheels mounted in Hamilton’s newest Spinfinity maintenance-free kingpinless casters.   The ergo casters feature three different polyurethane wheel types:

  1. The Ergo-Tech is the easiest wheel to push with the best (lowest) push/pull force and it’s rounded polyurethane tread and aluminum core works well in lightweight and non-rigorous environments.
  2. The Ergo-Glide provides a respectable push/pull force and with its heavy-duty cast iron core is more durable and recommended for tougher environments.
  3. The premium polyurethane tread Ultralast is reserved for those toughest application where all else fails.  The high cost Ultralast outperforms the other two wheel types. 

To complement the new caster offering, Hamilton is introducing a new ergonomic contact brake, the ERZB.  While other contact brakes require you to push up to release, the new ERZB’s unique “wing-like” design lets you push down to engage AND disengage the brake.  The new brake is also highly compact, with a tighter envelope that minimizes trip hazards and maximizes safety. Its precision machined solid steel housing makes it extra durable and able to accept a heavy duty spring-loaded machined steel plunger. 

For all of life’s twists and turns, Hamilton is also introducing a new foot-operated 4-position swivel lock, the ER4SL.  Designed for when you want to switch from a swivel to a rigid caster to steer your load straight, the new swivel lock features the same “wing-like” design that lets you push down with your foot to engage AND disengage the swivel lock.  The new swivel lock is robotically welded to the caster’s mounting plate for long-lasting, trouble-free performance.    

Like all Hamilton forged steel casters, these new ergonomic products are manufactured in Hamilton, Ohio USA.  They can also be easily modified to accommodate many custom specification requirements.
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