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MedCaster: Choosing the Right Casters for Your Applications

When it comes to choosing the right caster for your application our caster specialists at C.P. Lauman Co. are always here to help you.  While C.P. Lauman’s selection of caster products includes a variety of different brands, series, and accessories to suit your unique needs, we’re discussing MedCaster in this post.

The primary usage for MedCaster products are applications within the medical industry.  Primarily in home-aid and hospitals.  But some non-medical applications utilize MedCaster as well, due to the variety of materials, wheel bearings, and mounting types offered.  Whether you need wheels for food service equipment, utility carts, institutional equipment, audio and visual equipment, store fixtures, furniture, animal cage carts, or mobile computer stands there is a MedCaster series designed to suit your needs.  These caster wheels perform in various operating conditions and are engineered for seamless floor transitions.  Most series from the brand are designed with bearings able to resist debris and tolerate continuous wash-downs too.  View our entire assortment of MedCaster products by downloading the latest catalog.

Understanding which types of casters, and related products you need to purchase for your applications can sometimes be tricky.  This is why having the right product knowledge before selecting your casters is important.  Choosing a poor-quality caster, or the incorrect caster for your application can cause you unnecessary damage to equipment.  These damages can lead to costly repairs, unsafe workplace conditions, ergonomic, and rollability issues for you and your team, expensive floor repairs, and unnecessary noise.  Let’s avoid all the potential mistakes which can arise from lack of product knowledge by diving deep into our four different MedCaster series.

types of casters for medical applications 

 

Chrome Hospital Casters

Our first featured series are the medical-centric casters, known as the Chrome Hospital series.  MedCaster’s mission is to provide the best caster wheels for solving mobility concerns for medical professionals.  Each series provides top-quality and safety compliant casters for a wide range of applications within the medical field.  Use the Chrome Hospital casters for IV stands, laboratory equipment, stretchers, ultrasonic equipment, MRI conditional and radiology equipment.  To suit the daily operating needs of medical professionals, Chrome Hospital casters offer top-rated materials.  This series can withstand vast temperature ranges and heavy-load capacities.  Along with a high caster load capacity, operators choosing Chrome Hospital casters have their pick of materials from Thermoplastic rubber, Anti-Microbial TPR, Conductive rubber, Polyurethane TPU, Nylon, and more.  All products are engineered for the safety and comfort of patients and operators.

 

Antistatic Chrome Hospital Casters

Our next featured series are the Antistatic Chrome Hospital casters.  This series is engineered for use in any application where the risk of electrostatic discharge needs to be minimized.  Sometimes, simple human error, like touching electrical medical equipment, easily results in electrostatic discharge.  While this problem is often frustrating due to its costly nature, choosing Antistatic Chrome Hospital casters for your equipment can help you avoid this situation.

 

Nylon Plus Stainless Swivel Casters

The third series of casters being featured in this post are the Nylon Plus Stainless casters.  Choose from four different mounting types depending on your needs, top plate, expanding adapter stem, threaded stem, and hollow kingpin.  Among the features of this series are plain or precision ball bearings, four-, five-, or six-inch wheel diameters, and antimicrobial materials.  The main benefit of this series is the antimicrobial compound integrated in the wheels.  This is not a coating, so the wheel is protected from microbes throughout the life of the wheel.  While the nature of the antimicrobial compound offers protection, regular cleaning is recommended.

Often, operators in the medical, industrial cleaning, and food industries, wonder if the antimicrobial compound used in Nylon Plus Stainless casters is safe to use.  According to MedCaster, “the active ingredient has a history of hospital use for more than 25 years and is used in a broad range of popular personal care products.”  MedCaster stands behind the extensive laboratory testing the active ingredient has undergone, and verifies the safety of the compound with, “regulatory authorities around the world,” including the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency].

 

NeoTeq Comfort Roll Casters

C.P. Lauman’s fourth and final featured series are the NeoTeq Comfort Roll casters.  The NeoTeq series offers easy to roll, non-marking, neoprene casters available in diameters of two-, two-and-one-half, or three inches.  Another benefit of neoprene caster wheels is the increased maneuverability they provide.  All NeoTeq Comfort Roll casters are designed with an attractive, bright chrome finish which also resists most chemicals.

While we covered four series in this post, there are many more MedCaster series for you to browse on C.P. Lauman’s site.  Our caster specialists are here to help guide you through the vast catalog of products available and purchase the best products for your application.  Please contact us for general inquiries, to request a quote, or email us with questions you may have.

 

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