DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a new motorized retrofit cart kit that can be adapted and mounted to almost any cart, including heavy lumber, window, door, waste hoppers, bar stock, or extrusion carts in manufacturing and distribution environments. The kit is designed to enhance and improve the sizable investment that companies have made in purchasing their current carts while eliminating the possible injury from manually pushing them. If your company has multiple carts or machinery that need additional pushing or pulling assistance and you dont have the investment dollars or working area to add an additional piece of equipment into this material handling application, then powering your carts with this kit might be the best solution for you.
Due to their aging work force, changing work environment, or new OSHA related safety regulations, this retrofit power carthelps eliminate the strains and pains of pushing these heavy carts. Employers report a decrease in work-related injuries and employee turnover, while they experience an increase in employee productivity and job satisfaction. Workplace injury and illness costs American businesses $171 billion annually. Workers’ compensation claims add another $60 billion to that annual price tag. More than a quarter of those claims are for back injuries from repetitive lifting, pulling, pushing and straining, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. OSHA reports that back injuries cost U.S. businesses $12 million in lost workdays and $1 billion in compensation costs each year. The time-lost cost of a single injury is estimated at $26,000.
The motorized retrofit cart kitcan power carts up to 4,000 lbs. and works great on many surfaces including carpet, tile, marble, cement, and asphalt. The motorized retrofit cart kit has variable speed twist grips that allow the operator to travel at speeds of 0-3.2 mph forward or backward. With its heavy duty, 24 or 36-volt motors powered by two or three 12v batteries, the powered retrofit cart kit can perform without re-charging for an entire shift. The powered retrofit cart kit can be customized to any application or any environment. It can be field installed by the customer or DJ Products can provide on-site installation services.
For more information and or a quotation to the retrofitting of your existing carts, or any heavy cart mover application, call DJProducts at 1-800-686-2651, or visit them at www.djproducts.com