Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Materials Handling Product: Disc brakes stop heavy-duty carts

Hand-operated disc brakes are offered as an option on a line of heavy-duty carts.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
September 21, 2010

Hand-operated disc brakes are offered as an option on a line of heavy-duty carts. When added to the supplier’s four-wheel and six-wheel carts, the disc brakes stop the cart and also function as a parking brake during loading or at the assembly line. A hand lever operates the disc brakes, which are applied when the operator pulls back on the lever in a squeezing motion. To engage the disc brake as a parking brake, the operator pushes the hand lever forward to hold the cart in place without a foot brake. Topper Industrial, 800-529-0909, www.topperindustrial.com.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

IHS Technology reports 2.1% fall in revenues for programmable logic controllers; strong growth in US and food and beverage.

Razat Gaurav to lead global industries and solutions; Enrique Rodriguez appointed global sales leader.

Hosted by the Reusable Packaging Association, education forum features more than a dozen sessions over three days.

Patent covers automatic method of sensing, recording and reporting vehicle impacts.

Real-time location system (RTLS) to track players and officials in 17 stadiums.

Article Topics

· Carts · Safety · Topper Industrial · All topics

About the Author

Bob Heaney is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of distinguished leadership experience in research, analysis, and advisory roles in Supply Chain Engineering. Heaney’s coverage area within Aberdeen includes various elements of Supply Chain Execution (Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, Distributed Order Management and Supply Chain Visibility). Contact Bob Heaney


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA