A guide to machine moving skates
What are machine moving skates?
Machine moving skates come in all shapes and sizes, the most popular one being a large heavy duty plank on wheels that allows you to roll your load to the desired destination rather than carrying it. The skates’ wheels may have a fixed direction or be swivel castors, so choose whichever will be more appropriate for your business’s needs.
Machine moving skates are typically used alongside a hydraulic jack. The hydraulic jack is used to lift the load so the skates can be properly positioned underneath it. If the load is too big, more than one jack may be required to lift it.
Types of machine moving skates:
Industrial machine moving skates are designed to be sturdy enough for heavy loads and to move smoothly on different surfaces; there are different types of wheels available, to suit various kinds of floor surfaces. Most importantly, machine moving skates are designed to distribute the weight of the load evenly to prevent falling over and causing damage. Here are a few of the different types of skates that can be found:
Steel rolling corners – with four durable steel corners, and fitted with rubber matting to protect the load, they are able to carry up to 400kg easily. These skates are perfect for square and rectangular loads. With three swivel castors on each corner the skates make it easy to manoeuvre your load.
Three wheel roller platforms – these skates are compact and easy to store. They can handle up to 500kg loads. Easy to manoeuvre with swivel wheels.
Adjustable machine moving skate pairs – easily adjustable to suit different shapes of loads, the biggest one can carry up to 24,000kg and the smaller ones 12,000kg and 6,000kg. The skates are connected by steel rods, which prevent them from going at different speeds and skidding on the way.
Individual machine moving skates – compact and easy to store, they have sturdy nylon rollers and are designed to manage heavy loads up to 6,000kg.
Benefits of using machine moving skates for your business
Using machine moving skates can greatly minimise the accidents and damage that can occur when transporting heavy loads by hand. Used alongside a hydraulic jack, the loads are jacked up so the skate can be positioned under the load. The load then is wheeled away stopping workers from straining themselves.
Machine moving skates come in many shapes, sizes and load capacities. They are designed to meet the needs of any business.
Steel wheels can be attached to the majority of skates and if you are looking for something that needs to move on uneven floors, swivel wheels can give better manoeuvrability.
- Easy to use
No experience is needed and little to no explanation to use machine moving skates. They are self-explanatory and easy to use making them practical and an indispensable part of your business.