Founded in 1902, Hamilton began manufacturing floor trucks in 1928 by purchasing H. Zering Mfg., a Cincinnati-based manufacturer. Weigel’s ill health forced him to find a replacement. In 1939, he sold the company to Esther Lippert, who would serve as president until she died in 1943. From then on, Hamilton gained national fame as a purveyor of durable industrial casters.
Colossus casters were designed with a spring-loaded suspension system to absorb shock.
Hamilton casters developed a caster with an 8,000-pound payload capacity that towers 52 inches above the factory floor. The Colossus has a spring-loaded suspension system and features 32-inch and 18-inch raceways and 96-bearing balls. Its eight-position swivel lock and 7-inch oscillating axle provide the necessary cushioning to avoid caster-driven damage. In addition, the casters’ swivel lock, eight-position swivel-lock, and foot-operated braking system help reduce the wear and tear on your casters.
The spring-loaded casters were specially designed to withstand impact shock. These casters were developed to withstand uneven floors, damaged flooring, and debris on the floor. They are also suitable for loads with high reactivity to vibrations. As a result, they are the best choice for high-shock-absorbent applications. But there is a downside to spring-loaded casters. Choosing the wrong springs can make your casters useless.
Ergonomic considerations for casters
When purchasing Hamilton casters, ergonomics is essential. Casters are a direct link between your hands and the floor, reducing the amount of force required to move. These casters can also be adjusted for side-to-side shifting, and a higher profile wheel can increase carrying capacity without changing wheel size. Ergonomic considerations for Hamilton casters can help your company improve efficiency and reduce operating costs by reducing the risk of injury.
Hamilton provides a new swivel lock with a foot-operated design for ease of swiveling and disengaging the brake. This “wing-like” design allows the user to engage and disengage the brake with one foot. A robotically welded housing minimizes trip hazards and makes the extra caster sturdy. Furthermore, it can be customized to your specifications. The casters are also certified for UL/CSA standards for additional safety.
With a history spanning over a century, Hamilton Caster remains a force for quality. The company has been ranked number one in quality and customer satisfaction in two market studies. Moreover, they also produce stainless steel casters for extra heavy loads and corrosive environments. Hamilton has expanded their stainless steel caster line to include the new Champion Stainless Series. Hamilton Casters manufacture the stainless steel Champions in their new facility in Southwest Ohio.
The high-luster finish on stainless steel casters is another feature that differentiates them. All the components are stainless steel and feature an excellent high-luster finish. In addition, the casters are easier to clean than other brands and come with a sealed assembly. Stainless steel casters are best for applications with heavy loads, like pharmaceutical plants, food processing plants, and animal cages. They can even be used in laboratory environments.
Made in the USA
In 1907, the family-owned Hamilton Caster and Wheels was established and a leader in heavy-duty, custom-engineered casters. The company’s dedication to quality and innovation has continued through four generations. The fourth generation, headed by John Weigel, is committed to the same quality standards and commitment to service as his father. As a result, Hamilton casters are made in the USA and feature superior quality and reliability.
The company offers a variety of swivel and rigid casters. The company’s ERZB line features a foot-operated 4-position swivel lock. This swivel lock features a “wing-like” design that allows users to engage and disengage the brake with the push of a foot. In addition, the ERZB has precision-machined solid steel housing to maximize durability and functionality.