FOR THE LATEST INSIGHTS AND ENGINEERING ADVANCES in material handling, please refer to our collection of whitepapers, below. We continually study the recent literature to stay on top of research and development as well as industry trends and innovation. It’s part of our commitment to offer customers the highest-rated, most advanced mobility products to meet their unique engineering needs.

Are factors of safety built into caster load capacity ratings? To find out, please read Northwest Caster’s statement on safety factors.
This paper contains general information that the Northwest Caster team has accumulated over the years. The concept of ergonomics when pertaining to wheels, forks and bearings is discussed.
This standard provides manufacturers, specifiers and users with a common basis for evaluating the safety, durability, structural adequacy, and technical requirements for group-specific casters and wheels. The standard defines industry terms, specific tests, equipment/methods that can be used, the conditions of tests, and minimum acceptance levels to be used in evaluating these products.
There is a lot of talk about what type of polyurethane is used in casters wheels. The goal of this white paper is to discuss the various types of polyurethane and examine the reasoning behind why RWM Casters chose Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol, or PTMEG for short, as its material of choice.
In this white paper, we will discuss the ergonomic performance and real-world application of twin disc wheels as opposed to their conventional single wheel counterparts. In doing so, we will examine data from push-pull and rotary tests which disprove performance myths as well as effects of environment, capacity, and cost.
Ergonomics is one of today’s biggest buzzwords when it comes to material handling products and with good reason. Every year, large sums of money are lost due to employee downtime and injuries sustained due to in-efficient material handling practices.