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Rotacaster Hand Truck Industry Standard for Moving Companies, 6/15/2012 - Rotacaster omni-directional wheels have been receiving praise from a wide variety of company leaders because of the superior load stability, as well as the robust, durable and corrosion resistant construction.

According to Peter McKinnon, managing director of Rotacaster, “Patented Rotacaster omni directional floor wheels combine 360° movement with fixed orientation…it is the only real alternative to the swivel castor. We are thrilled so many firms have found the unique omni wheel to be helpful in productivity and safety.”

"Rotacaster multi-directional wheels fitted to upright trolleys, dollies and bin trolleys have improved our company manual handling health and safety record," noted Byron Stott, Manager of Andrew Mathers Removals and storage. The moving firm also noted that initially the operation staff thought the wheels were a novelty due to the full range of circular movement. However that was three years ago and the material handling benefits and improved productivity outcomes became obvious.

The moving and storage company ensures that Rotacaster wheels are fitting to upright trollies, dollies (platform trollies/handtrucks) and bin trollies. The have improved the company’s manual handling health and safety record. Staff now turns and directs large or heavy items within full range of movement without the need to apply extreme use of body power. Easy sideways movements of the wheels without requiring strong upper body and lower back stress, is clearly a major improvement on traditional handtruck use.

Rotacaster, while fixed in a primary orientation, facilitates movement in any direction without the need of a traditional swivel mount. Omni wheels have been used in conveyor and light-duty robotics applications for years, yet the Rotacaster multi-directional wheel is engineered to provide additional robustness, durability, and ride quality necessary as an industrial floor wheel.

Applications for the Rotacaster range from material handling equipment to shopping carts and luggage; from conveyor transfers, pipe rollers, and other inverted applications to robotics and patient lifts in medical settings.

McKinnon shared the company mission, noting, "At Rotacaster Wheel Limited, we truly believe our unique products have the potential to revolutionize workplaces by offering real equipment solutions that create a safer working environment. With core values such as safety, quality and innovation, our award winning company strives to design ergonomic products that are practical and that will reduce overall costs by reducing workplace injury and increasing productivity."

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