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Choosing the Best Caster for Your Workstation

By Team Altus | Published Jun 23, 2019 | 3 MIN READ

How to choose and use casters to improve the mobility and workflow efficiency in your hospital.

A computer cart with casters allows clinicians to document EHRs next to the patient bedside and ultimately improve patient satisfaction. Casters for medical workstations come in many shapes, sizes and materials. No casters are created equal. Altus has spent a lot of time sourcing the best casters for our customers in healthcare. Casters have many differences in specifications and functionality. Keep on reading to make sure your hospital is using the right casters for maximum mobility.

Choosing the Best Caster

You could have the lightest cart on the market, but with the wrong casters, you can have a big impact on rolling resistance. Without proper research, you can demolish the effectiveness of what was supposed to be an ergonomic workstation.

Rollerblade Casters

Highly mobile solution. Our 100mm Rollerblade-style casters offer both the aesthetics and maneuverability that is synonymous with Altus. Expect easy mobility on any surface. Move your computer cart in style with this sleek rollerblade caster.

Shepherd casters

Strong medical stem caster. This sleek design constructed of a glass-filled nylon body, durable wheel, and easy to operate tread break. The casters’ precision ball bearings keep the wheel quiet, perfect for a sensitive healthcare environment. Caster maneuvers effortlessly on both carpet and hard floors.

Its' strong protective body can be easily cleaned and they block unwanted debris. Integrated thread guards protect wheels from entangling debris. With its resistance to wear and tear and its stylish, sleek design the shepherd genesis caster will be sure to compliment your durable mobile workstation.

Tente Heavy Duty Dual Wheel Casters

Robust, durable and attractive medical swivel caster. If you are looking for a floor-to-floor solution that responds well to thresholds of elevators, then the 100mm Tente dual-wheel caster is a great choice. The caster is constructed from high-grade synthetic materials. The grey non-marking precision ball bearings keep the wheel quiet, perfect for a sensitive healthcare environment. The directional lock improves steering around corners, as well as moving in straight in hallways.

Lock security. Bolted to the base of the workstation. The easy to use white locking lever will keep your cart steady at bay while your clinicians step away. It only starts moving when activated by the user.

Runner Casters

Runner standard. The 50 mm Runner standard caster features two locking and two non-locking wheels keeping your cart in place. This lighter duty is best for office or education settings.

Casters Save Time & Money

Investing in the right caster will save you time and money. As always, our team of workstation experts would happy to help you. Email us here: [email protected]

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