These casters come in 12 twin-wheel models, made for a number of applications including medical equipment, hospital beds and stretchers, appliances, furniture and retail displays. All casters in a set can be locked simultaneously, using a fully-enclosed, positive mechanical brake and locking system. The casters are made out of lightweight, pressure-diecast aluminum shells, with standard gray polyurethane and gray rubber wheels. They are made to reduce swiveling and pushing effort, using roller bearing and twin-wheel design for low rolling resistance and smooth tracking. With the total lock mechanical brake in the "off" position, the wheels swivel and rotate freely, and swiveling and rotation are prevented in the "on" position. Load capacities range from 198 to 330 lbs. Available overall wheel heights are 138 mm for 5-inch wheel diameters, and 164 mm for 6-inch wheel diameters. The swivel radii are 106 mm for 5-inch casters and 131 mm for 6-inch casters.
As manufacturers add new technologies to their products, designing for compliance becomes more difficult. Prepare for the certification testing process. Otherwise, you increase the risk of discovering a safety issue after a product leaves the assembly line. That will cause significant time-to-market delays, be much costlier to fix, and damage your brand in the eyes of customers.
Stratasys will be exhibiting two groundbreaking large-scale additive manufacturing technologies, as well as other new products, next month at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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