Darcor Casters Launches Customizable Ergonomic Medical Caster to Support Workplace Ergonomics in the Healthcare Industry

Newly-engineered ergonomic medical casters provide central lock braking, quiet rolling and colour-matching for medical devices and medical equipment

apl series medical castersNEWS RELEASE – Toronto, Ontario – March 2016 – Workplace ergonomics leader, Darcor Casters and Wheels, is pleased to launch the dual wheel, modular APL series caster. This newly engineered ergonomic medical caster provides the capability of customizing many features, including a central lock braking system, stem and post mounts, and colour-matching covers to blend seamlessly on medical devices and medical equipment.

The APL series caster has dual neoprene wheels to allow for easy, smooth, quiet rolling on any floor surface, while minimizing shock and protecting expensive boards and electronics from damage.

Some of the key features of the APL series medical casters are:

  • Customizable braking systems including: central locking, lever lock, toe lock and push-push system
  • Lightweight, high-strength aluminum frame
  • Tough and lightweight ABS plastic covers for the frame and wheel pads
  • Customizable stem types and top plates to match medical devices and medical equipment
  • Customizable colours
  • Adjustable braking system for brake force requirements
  • Low G-force value when subjected to bump test to reduce shock affects
  • Meets IEC 60601 specifications
  • Excellent mobility force ratings on concrete, carpet and linoleum

“At Darcor, we’ve been working to support workplace ergonomics in all industry. That is why we developed the APL casters for the medical industry. In working with customers in the medical industry, we understood that specially engineered casters were needed to support the needs of the medical community. The ACL caster series supports those needs by protecting sensitive medical equipment from shocks and vibration, provides outstanding mobility while reducing noise, and also protects the floor. We are proud to work with and support the medical industry as they strive to improve healthcare ergonomics.” said Octavian Sioldea, Senior Project Manager, Engineering at Darcor.

“For implementation of the APL caster series, as well as all of our casters, our team works closely with our clients to determine the best set up and configurations, including choosing the most suitable mount type and creating uniquely textured covers and caps.” remarked Vaughn Pipe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Darcor.

For more information about the APL caster series, interested parties can contact Darcor’s caster technology engineering team. If businesses are interested in learning more about how to improve workplace ergonomics, the Guide to Workplace Ergonomics is available as a free download.

About Darcor Casters and Wheels

Darcor Casters and Wheels provides wheel technology that exceeds ergonomic mobility standards. For more than 75 years, Darcor has been the leading global provider of ergonomic caster solutions. Darcor’s superior caster design creates best in class rating for push/pull forces that support workplace ergonomics with a vision of improving employee health, safety and productivity. Darcor provides caster solutions for industrial, material handling, medical, floor cleaning and entertainment environments. Darcor also creates custom caster solutions engineered to suit unique applications.

For more information about Darcor, please visit www.darcor.com or email ergonomics@darcor.com.

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