If there’s one lesson to learn from seeing companies and organizations make use of industrial carts, it’s that tools don’t necessarily have to be complicated to be important. At the bottom, a cart is just a platform or container on wheels. And yet its uses and applications are not only impressively diverse but critically important to the smooth functioning of a wide range of enormous enterprises.
RDM Industrial Products has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing industrial-quality furniture of all kinds — heavy duty carts and tables prominently among them. To help you get a grip on how industrial carts can help you to squeeze an extra bit of productive juice from your organization, let us give you the rundown on the kinds of carts we can manufacture, what kinds of features we can build them to have and what they can do for you.
Why Should You Use Use Industrial Heavy Duty Carts?
Before getting into the nitty-gritty of what kinds of carts RDM makes and what they can do for you, let’s whet your appetite a bit by asking the all-important question first. Why should your organization have industrial heavy duty carts at all? What are they good for?
While the answer to this question is multifaceted, every facet of the answer ultimately flows from a common root. That root is the fact that industrial carts can boost efficiency.
At a basic level, a cart is a means of carrying materials and transporting them from place to place. These can include anything from lab chemicals or food to industrial tools and safety equipment. Whether you need to hand out protective suits and goggles to lab workers before they get to work setting off some potentially dangerous reactions or you need to put a few power tools into the hands of your factory workers before they start their day, industrial carts are a quick, simple and natural way to get the job done. Just load up carts with whatever you need and wheel them through your facility until everything is in the proper hands.
The ability to do this swiftly and smoothly increases the speed with which all kinds of work can ultimately be done. But depending on what kinds of things you use carts to pass out, they can have indirect fringe benefits as well. Passing out safety equipment faster will keep your workers safe. Passing out food faster will keep them better fed. These and other things will all contribute, in their different ways, to building a better work environment, and that will all flow back to improving workplace efficiency.
When shaped and designed the right way, many of our carts can become functionally indistinguishable from heavy-duty tables. They can therefore be repurposed as work surfaces. Heavy duty tables on wheels can be extraordinarily useful in situations where different workers need to each perform some part of a larger task in rapid succession. When one group finishes its work, simply slide the table over to the next group while keeping all necessary tools in place and within reach so that the next step can be completed. This ability to do double duty also contributes to raising efficiency.
In short, your organization — be it a research lab, an engineering firm, a distribution plant, a hospital, or what have you — will need industrial carts to be able to function at its best.
Some Key Features
Now that you’re sold on carts’ multifarious utility, what kinds of carts can RDM actually make for you, and what sorts of features can they boast of? Generally speaking, we make carts with features like the following:
- a durable frame constructed out of stainless steel and welded together using tubular steel
- tubular steel legs for maximum sturdiness and weight-bearing capacity
- wheels enabling swift movement
- one of more shelves or platforms on which to place all kinds of items
- racks and/or pegboards on which you can hang power tools or other equipment
- surfaces that can be laminated with plastic, made chemical-resistant, made of wood or stainless steel, etc.
These are very broad features, however. If you need carts designed in a more fine-grained way, we also allow you to more precisely tweak other features until you have carts made according to your exact specifications.
Here are just a few examples of the many ways in which we can churn out factory-direct custom carts for you. We can make carts of various shapes, usually either square or rectangular. If you need carts with racks, we can make racks with either vertical or horizontal panels.
RDM also manufactures pegboard carts that either have or don’t have the capacity to carry additional storage bins. Did you know – you can add drawers or curb tops to carts to give them additional carrying capabilities and stability while on the move? And, we’re able to customize the number of platforms or layers on your cart, as well as varying their height substantially.
To get a full taste of the kinds of custom carts we can make for you, have a look at some of the many different types of models we offerhere.You can also see many of our industrial-style mobile racks, low-frame carts, casino-style tables, and other interesting and more heavy-framed unitsheavy-framed units here.
What Kinds of Industries Use Heavy Duty Carts?
Up to now, we’ve spoken about the uses and functions of industrial heavy duty carts in a somewhat general way. You know what industrial carts are good for and what we can fashion them to do, but to bring things totally down to earth, it might be a good idea to know about some of the industries that actually make use of them and what they use them for. Here are just a few examples:
- Factories and Manufacturing Plants: These might use carts to quickly transport power tools or cortical components for assembly.
- Food-Related Industries: Food banks and restaurants can use carts to wheel around food, collect dishes, or keep replacement glasses and utensils close at hand for customers.
- Hospitals: Carts are a good way to transport surgical tools, medicine, test results, and so forth through either an operating room or a hospital office.
- Military Installations: Pegboard carts and racks are a great way to distribute weapons and equipment to soldiers for both training exercises and preparation for real-life combat.
For many businesses, labs, and other large organizations, efficiency is the name of the game. At any given time, all kinds of critical tasks need to be done and done quickly. Customers may be waiting with their orders, or patients may be in need of treatment.
Heavy duty carts and tables are a simple but effective way to grease the wheels and streamline all of these tasks. To crank your organization up to the next level, let RDM put its know-how to work for you. We can supply you with the carts and other tools — all proudly manufactured in the USA — that you require.
RDM Industrial Products provides a diverse variety of industrial furniture, including heavy duty carts, tables, laboratory furnishings, and so much more. Give us a call today to discuss your industrial or laboratory furniture requirements.