Design Considerations

Whether you’re moving delicate instruments, people or jet engines throughout a plant, across the street or around the world, choose R.T. Laird, modern suspension casters for the most dependable and highest quality shock absorbing casters.

By fitting one of our modern suspension,shock absorbing casters, spring-loaded casters, or heavy-duty casters to your application, you can increase productivity when you do the following:

  • Reduce shock and vibration as much as 80%. Reduce noise level as much as 25 decibel (25 dBa)
  • Reduce damage to delicate products. Reduce damage to floor surfaces.
  • Reduce excessive wheel wear. Reduce damage to material handling equipment.

Speed, capacity, mobility and noise control are all critical factors in the design of efficient material handling equipment. The payloads are often subjected to damaging shock forces as the vehicles’ running gear comes in contact with surface obstructions. As a result, shock caused by impact becomes a significant limiting factor to overcome.

Our non-linear suspension system with variable spring rate has the outstanding ability to absorb shock dampen vibration with its exceptionally wide spring deflection range. As much as 80% of the shock and vibration normally transmitted to the payload is dissipated by this unique system.

Selecting the proper caster for maximum shock absorption demands that certain design elements must be reviewed and discussed.  We strongly recommend that you consult with our engineering staff to specify shock absorbing casters for your application. 1.800.231.7983