DJ Products, Inc.

Changing the way you move materials and equipment

Archive for the ‘Productivity Tips’

A Light Cart Caddy To Do Big Jobs

October 14, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Products, Safety and Ergonomics, Uncategorized, Warehousing

Good things come in small packages, and when it comes to healthcare material handling solutions they don’t come smaller and better than the CartCaddyLite from DJ Products. This compact electric puller is mighty enough to allow a single employee to move up to 1,500 pounds.

Workers routinely have to move bulky items like linen carts through hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Narrow hallways and tight spaces create a high likelihood of damage and injury. The CartCaddyLite can pivot a full 180 degrees under its arm attachment, allowing for smooth turning without jackknifing.

According to OSHA, 20 percent of workplace injuries involve back strain. Thanks to the power of its 24-volt electric batteries, use of the CartCaddyLite greatly reduces the possibility of injury. Our cart puller accelerates smoothly up to three MPH in both forward and reverse, allowing the operator to follow without the risk of sudden, jerky movements.

The CartCaddyLite includes other ergonomically designed features such as a variable speed twist grip to help eliminate repetitive stress injuries. A safety stop switch at the back of the handle bar box allows the operator shut down the puller immediately in case of emergency.

Make sure your healthcare facility can focus on treating patients instead of your own employees. The CartCaddyLite is one choice from our comprehensive line of electric-powered material handling solutions. Call 800.686.2651 or use our convenient online chat feature for assistance from our friendly Sales Engineers. They can help you join Team Cart Caddy with the right selection for your particular needs.

A Light Cart Caddy To Do Big Jobs

October 07, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Products, Safety and Ergonomics, Uncategorized

When you think of workplace back injuries from hauling heavy weights, you might picture burly staff in a warehouse or at a construction site. In reality, almost anyone can suffer back and spine related injuries on the job—especially when pulling or dragging carts.

From hospitality professionals to nurses and assistants in hospitals and senior care centers, many careers involve pushing or pulling loaded carts throughout the day. Even with empty or lightweight loads, the act of maneuvering these carts asks the worker to twist and pull in uncomfortable directions. The end result: debilitating injuries that bring significant pain to the worker and heavy financial burden to the company.

CartCaddyLite: The Right-Sized Cart Puller

Carts up to 1500 pounds can be easily towed and effortlessly maneuvered by any worker using the CartCaddyLite.

This is the ideal cart pusher or cart puller for everyday loads:

  • linen carts
  • maintenance carts
  • meal delivery carts
  • carts without built-in tow arms

The CartCaddyLite attaches to any cart and steers ergonomically. Instead of risking injury and growing tired from pushing or pulling carts throughout the day, the worker simply connects the CartCaddyLite  with the included towing system. The 24-volt battery system moves the cart at up to 3 mph and maneuvers around tight turns and corners.

From hospital hallways to freight elevators, the CartCaddyLite helps everyone from nurses and health care professionals to maintenance crews enjoy a lower-risk work environment. Call us at 800.686.2651, email us, or chat with us online for info about adding the CartCaddyLite to support your staff members and enjoy a huge jump in productivity.

Decrease Worker Injuries While Increasing Productivity

September 30, 2014 By: CartPro Category: ergonomics, Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Products, Safety and Ergonomics, Uncategorized

People can accomplish more when supported by a safe and comfortable work environment. If your worksite requires employees to exert significant strength and energy, an investment in ergonomic products will pay off with better health and better productivity.

Ergonomic solutions like motorized cart pushers help mitigate many sources of injury risk:

  • Ease the burden of heavy exertion: Workers may be able to lift hundreds of pounds or operate heavy equipment, but the risk of injury remains. Every act of overexertion carries the risk of significant injuries. Ergonomic, motorized cart pushers and other equipment can remove stress from a worker’s back and legs and prevent sudden or long-term health problems.
  • Make common tasks more comfortable: Repetitive tasks also carry high physical risk, and tend to go unnoticed until the employee has sustained significant injury. By replacing manual methods with motorized equipment, businesses can ensure a safer, healthier workplace for workers who frequently lift, carry, and move equipment or inventory.

While improving safety, ergonomics also boosts worker productivity:

  • Get more work done: Employees can maneuver loads more easily and move materials more efficiently with motorized cart caddies. Tasks will save time when dealing with heavy loads or awkward space constraints, and workers will have more energy throughout their shift.
  • Better working conditions means better work: While staying healthy and able to work, your team will be better prepared to handle the demands of the job with fewer lost days and a faster-paced work environment.

Safety and productivity go hand-in-hand when it comes to workers who handle heavy materials and equipment. Find out how ergonomic solutions from DJ Products can benefit your staff and your bottom line. 

The Benefits of Our Dumpster Caddy

September 16, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Products, Uncategorized

The difficult, labor-intensive task of moving waste containers poses a persistent issue for workplace productivity and cleanliness. From manufacturing plants to apartment complexes, businesses need a solution for quickly, efficiently moving dumpsters whenever necessary.

Dumpster caddies help facilitate this job for your employees while giving a boost to the quality of your work environment.

Here’s how ergonomic, battery-powered dumpster caddies impact your business:

Easier logistics. By making trash hauling easier with the dumpster caddy, businesses can enjoy greater freedom to arrange a warehouse or other facilities without worrying about carrying heavy loads over long distances. This means you can locate dumpsters where you want:

  • Locate dumpsters where needed, rather than near compactors or haul-away locations
  • Move dumpsters to different locations as needed
  • Work around awkward or difficult locations thanks to easy maneuvering

Fewer injuries. Loaded dumpsters typically weigh thousands of pounds and present an extremely difficult moving task without special equipment. With cart caddies designed to move your dumpsters, the burden shifts away from your employees and everyone enjoys a lower risk of injury. That means a better work environment, less financial risk, and a more productive workforce.

Less labor. Instead of using two or three employees to move a dumpster, the dumpster caddy only needs one person for safe, simple operation. This keeps more of your employees available and makes relocation possible for any trained staff member. Additionally, by taking away an unpleasant and hazardous task, you can retain good employees longer and get more out of your workers throughout the day.

For more info about dumpster caddy solutions for your business, call Team Cart Caddy at 800.686.2651 today.

Introducing the Chain Drive Cart Caddy

September 09, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Business Tips, Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Products, Safety and Ergonomics, Uncategorized

How many of your employees does it take to move 50,000 pounds worth of product? If you’re using the Chain Drive CartCaddy from DJ Products, the answer is only one. This heavy-duty tug is one of the most powerful in our line of battery-powered material handling solutions.

Thanks to the 2,000 pounds of horizontal push and pull force generated by its 6 hp motor, this tug lets you do away with fork lifts and other traditional movers. Do your loads require a lot of turning and maneuvering through tight aisles? Addition of the Power Mover attachment allows for a full 90 degree turning radius.

Like all our products, the Chain Drive CartCaddy is designed with employee safety in mind. Features such as the variable speed twist grip help to prevent repetitive stress injuries that are all too common in material handling. There is also a safety stop switch on the back of the tug in case of emergencies.

Our Chain Drive CartCaddy is powered by three 12-volt batteries with enough life to usually last through two shifts. It smoothly accelerates up to 2 mph in both forward and reverse, preventing frustration due to lag time waiting for the mover to catch up with the operator.

Regardless of the size of your company or warehouse, we have a full range of material handling solutions to fit any applications. Let our friendly Sales Engineers assist you in finding the correct answer for your needs. Call 800.686.2651 or use our convenient online chat feature and become a member of Team CartCaddy today.