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Conceptual Innovation Retrofits Traditional Ladder Cart for Increased Employee Safety.

Situation

A client came to Conceptual Innovations (powered by Caster Concepts) looking for a way to improve a regular powered ladder cart that was under their facility. The number one priority for this client was safety and preventing operator injury, not wanting them riding on the cart as it was moving.

Solution

Considering safety, Conceptual Innovations retrofitted the ladder cart with a drivecaster system. The improved cart was equipped with auto E-stop, both when the operator steps onto the ladder and when a hand is taken off the cart. Installing an enable button on the opposite side of the ladder as a thumb throttle made this feature possible. 

Results

The Drive Caster powered ladder cart system eliminated the push/pull force previously experienced by the operators, helping to improve productivity and reduce the chance of overextension injuries. 

Additionally, the sensor on the ladder and the enable button on the ladder handle ensured safe, two-handed operation.

Equipped with safety features such as anti-slip surfaces, sturdy handrails, and secure locking mechanisms, powered ladder carts prioritize the well-being of workers. Their intuitive design makes them accessible to various industries, offering a versatile and indispensable tool for those seeking to optimize their operations.

In an era where productivity and safety are paramount, the powered ladder cart represents a significant step forward in material handling technology, proving to be an invaluable asset for businesses aiming to enhance their performance while ensuring the well-being of their workforce.