The best thing about today's trolley platforms and other material handling equipment is they are made in such way that are more efficient and easier to use compared to the handling equipment used before. This has made the storage, movement, protection and control of products, materials and goods through the production process, storage, distribution, disposal and recycling of finished goods and materials efficient and easy, maximizing the effort needed to achieve the maximum amount of work. When it comes of buying new trolley platform for your company, consider these few things:
- Size – size is important consideration. The bigger the trolley the more goods can be transported from one place to another. When looking for the right size, do not forget to consider available space in your warehouse, as the trolley platform need to have enough space to move between the shelves and other objects.
- Load – Some goods and materials are more lightweight and small than other. So, consider the type of the load you need to transport and store with the trolleys as they need to be designed with capacity to withstand the weight of your goods.
- Caster material – Even they are designed to serve the same purpose, trolleys casters can be made for different materials, so depending of your personal needs you have to choose the material which is right for your working environment. They can be made from rubber, thermoplastic rubber, nylon, etc.
- Brakes – The brakes of the casters is another consideration to keep in mind when buying a platform trolley. Apart the trolley can be equipped with the universal brakes, you can also find trolleys with double brake, tread brake, side brake, etc.