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CEO:Stephen L Falkiner

R & D Manager: Rick Schmidt

Plant Manager: Mark Greenwood

Product Manager: Guy Princi

National Sales Manager: Richard Falkiner

Financial Controller and Operations Manager: Joanne Schaper

WA Manager: Suryo Wilson

It is the company’s aim to retain employees by following a growth strategy, thus providing opportunity for continual development.
All employees are qualified in their relevant area of expertise and have experience in various facets of the industry and related industries which include international operations, manufacturing, organisation management, marketing, sales and product development.

Training

• Training is fundamental to the ongoing development of Athlegen and our staff. Employees are actively encouraged to participate in training and further education opportunities, through the use of both resources internal to Athlegen and externally through Universities and other training providers. The benefits of training are seen each day in product enhancements, improvements in business systems, and customer satisfaction.

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“I have found that the level of fatigue I normally experience during long working hours has decreased dramatically as a result of the excellent access around the massage table, together with the very useable height adjustment, and from being able to sit down comfortably for a significant proportion of the treatment time.”

~ Warren Kinder


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Treatment Table Safety with new Free Safety Poster Download

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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