Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Swivel Wheels combine ergonomic performance, heavy load capacity.

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May 5, 2014 - Available in 4–8 in.¬†sizes with¬†2 in. tread width, skid-resistant AX Wheels offer ergonomic performance for material handling environments. Rounded 85 Shore A durometer polyurethane tread is chemically and mechanically bonded to aluminum core, and non-marking tread material promotes facilitated swiveling and quiet gliding. Able to carry loads up to 1,500 lb per wheel, design dispels debris and features double-sealed precision ball bearings.

Albion Industries, Inc.

800 N. Clark St., P.O. Box 569, Albion, MI, 49224, USA

Original Press Release

New AX Wheels from Albion Offer Ergonomic Performance Under Heavy Loads

Press release date: May 1, 2014

Resilient wheel line-up now shipping

Newnan, GA: Albion Caster, the world’s leading manufacturer of standard and custom application caster and wheel products for every load requirement, announces its latest wheel innovation, AX Wheels. These resilient polyurethane on aluminum wheels offer superior ergonomic performance for today’s heavy and demanding material handling environments. And, based on industry-leading testing, the AX Wheel requires 20% LESS FORCE to move than comparative wheels.

"Ergonomics is a huge concern for our customers,” said Albion Brand Manager, Brian Denisty. “An improper wheel under heavy loads will put workers at risk for injury. The AX Wheel provides the durability and easy maneuverability vital to reducing pushing and pulling efforts under heavy loads.”

AX Wheels are engineered with rounded 85 Shore A durometer polyurethane tread that is chemically and mechanically bonded to a lightweight aluminum core. The non-marking polyurethane tread material provides for easier swiveling and quiet gliding, even across most debris covered floors, while maintaining the durability to carry loads up to 1,500 lbs per wheel. AX Wheels easily dispel debris, such as sand, metal chips and weld slag. In addition, these skid resistance wheels feature double sealed precision ball bearings for maintenance free operation. Proven applications for the AX Wheel include the following: Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV), towing applications of all kinds, assembly conveyance, body weld carts and many other manually moved applications where ease of movement is required.

AX Wheels from Albion, in sizes 4” through 8” with a 2” tread width, are in stock and shipping now. For additional specifications on the AX Wheels contact Albion at info@albioninc.com or visit www.albioncasters.com/new-products.

About Albion Inc.
Since its founding in 1947, Albion has evolved into The Caster Expert and one of the most recognized names in the material handling industry. As a world leader in the design and production of institutional and industrial casters and wheels, the company’s growth is built on the challenges nobody else will take. As a pillar brand of Colson Group USA, a worldwide caster company that represents eight unique brands, you can be sure we will have the resources and staying power to service and supply your needs. For more information visit www.albioncaster.com.

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