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Sylvain

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#1 posted 09-15-2021 04:53 PM

“the smoothness of the floor.”
Where I was working, we once contracted a specialized mover to move machinery.

They always swept the floor thoroughly.
If there is a particle on the ground, the caster has to climb above it, which adds a lot of resistance to movement.

If the floor is smooth, the casters don’t have to be of a large diameter.

The hovercraft principle is also interesting. It works better with a skirt to pass above small floor irregularities.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn


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