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Pro-lift table base

• The majority of Athlegen Pro-lift power operated tables also feature adjustable segments. These adjustable sections are engineered to easily accommodate the repetitive demands which a busy practice places on these adjustable segments.

• Stainless steel is used extensively. Main pivot shafts, pivot pins and section control arms are just some of the components machined in high grade stainless steel. This allows the Athlegen Pro-lift base to be placed into seaside locations with less risk of the high rates of corrosion normally associated with lesser or plated materials.

• The table chassis, or frame is fully fabricated in Australia using certified Australian rolled structural grade steel. Robotic welding processes ensure high structural integrity and repeatability of the final product.

• Every component has been engineered to last. Tables featuring adjustable length footrests are fitted with massive, solid 19 mm diameter stainless steel slider shafts, for longevity and rigidity.

• Each of the 8 main lift pivots is constructed using a stepped nylon bushing, with steel insert bushings and bushing housings. This provides a durable and silent pivot lift design which has been well proven over 20 years, and in the production of more than 20,000 treatment tables.

• Once the fabricated sections have undergone quality control checks, the steel surface is subject to a series of pre-treatment processes before the final powder coating is electrostatically applied and oven baked for a hard durable finish.

• The lifting action of the table is delivered via a fast and powerful lift motor made in Germany by Hanning. This motor plugs into the standard household power supply and is operated via a slim stainless steel foot control pad (made in Germany)

• Nothing has been left to chance... our rigid locking custom castors are of the highest quality available.

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Guy Princi - Friday, October 07, 2016

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Castors and why they wear out

Guy Princi - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The rubber compound castors used by Athlegen are custom manufactured to our specifications. Athlegen castors feature steel bearings (not plastic), and we do not use inferior small diameter, plastic stool castors. We use 75mm wheel diameter castors - if all other specifications are equal larger diameter castors last longer.
Rubber compound (TPE - Thermoplastic Elastomers) is a mix of polymers, usually a plastic and a rubber. The new compound has the advantages of both the rubber and plastic materials used. For castors this is typically cushioning, from the rubber component, and hardness/durability, from the plastic component.
Rubber compound wheel treads are chosen over the longer lasting nylon wheel treads because they cause less impact on most floor surfaces due to their natural cushioning properties. They are also generally quieter in their operation. Nylon castors can mark and dent wooden floorboards and vinyl floor surfaces.
Over time, as the rubber component of TPE ages, it dries out and hardens. No product is available to condition or prevent this characteristic of rubber. Once rubber hardens it can become brittle and start to spilt, (known as stress cracking or crazing). If this happens the castors will need to be replaced.

Factors that cause your castors to wear out
  • Exposure to harsh chemicals used to disinfect and clean some floor surfaces.
  • Direct exposure to sunlight will prematurely dry and harden the rubber component.
  • Exposure to extreme temperature fluctuations.
  • If the table is positioned on gritty, uncleaned hard surfaces, such as tiles or vinyl flooring.
  • Leaving the table in the exact same position over long periods of time can cause “flat spotting”. Flat spotting is where the tread fails to spring-back to its original shape, the result is a permanent distortion of the wheels shape.
  • Trying to move the table with the castor lock in place.
  • Any one of the above will result in the premature hardening of the rubber tread which will then lead to the tread crumbling and falling apart.
How to care for your castors
  • We recommend that you only clean your castors with a damp cloth.
  • Stubborn stains can be removed with a soft natural bristle brush.
  • Do not lubricate with oil, if necessary use a heavy bodied good quality bearing grease.
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Standard Operating Procedures for Treatment Tables

Guy Princi - Monday, February 15, 2016

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