Press Release Summary:
Designed to boost load capacity without increasing overall height, EMD2 Series Enhanced Maxi-Duty Casters feature forged steel wheels that are CNC-machined with slight crown for optimal rollability and swiveling. Casters have 7 in. diameter thrust ball bearing as main load bearing and 1Â¼ in. precision tapered roller bearing as secondary bearing to counteract radial thrust. Wheel diameters range from 8 x 3 in. rated at 28,000 lb up to 12 x 4 in. rated at 40,000 lb.
Original Press Release:
New Enhanced Maxi-Duty Casters Ride Low, Haul 20 Ton
Hamilton’s new addition to its caster lineup handles up to 20 tons and keeps a low profile.
The Enhanced Maxi-Duty (EMD2) Series features dual wheel forged steel wheels for heavy manufacturers who need to boost load capacities without increasing overall height. The forged steel wheels are precision CNC-machined with a slight crown for improved rollability and swiveling, then clear-coated for a beautiful pristine appearance.
A hybrid of Hamilton’s Maxi-Duty and Ultra Maxi-Duty lines, the new EMD2 series packs a small mounting plate paired with a massive swivel construction.
The common mounting plate size (8 ½ by” 8 ½”) makes it easy to swap out existing casters with EMD2.
The mounting plate is 5/8” thick joined with a 1” thick swivel base. The legs are ¾” thick and welded continuously inside and outside the swivel base. The main load bearing is an immense 7” diameter thrust ball bearing while the secondary load bearing is a 1-1/4” precision tapered roller bearing to counteract radial thrust.
The new series is offered in wheel diameters starting from dual 8” x 3” wheels rated @ 28,000 lbs. up to dual 12” x 4” wheels rated @ 40,000 lbs. Our customers didn’t waste any time enhancing their heavy operations with EMD2. Some of the first models ever built have already been deployed by the Department of Energy.
Check out our EMD2 product page to learn more about our rugged new casters, visit us @ Promat 2015 Booth 1934 & 1936, or contact us with any questions.
About Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co
Founded in 1907, Hamilton Caster is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing stock and custom-engineered heavy duty casters, wheels, carts, and trailers. Family owned since its inception, the fourth generation remains as committed to quality as the company’s founder, John Weigel.
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