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Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland

Athlegen head office and showroom (NSW)
9am till 5pm Monday-Friday
Unit 3, 20 -28 Ricketty Street Mascot, NSW, 2040
Telephone: +61 2 9561 0111
Fax: +61 2 9561 0166
Email: sales@athlegen.com

Sales, warranty and service enquires
Free call 1800 81 3000 (For calls made within Australia)
Email: sales@athlegen.com

 

Melbourne

Medshop Australia (distributor)

Showroom: Preston Corp. Center

The building with the big red stripe
Unit 3, 110-118 Chifley Drive
Preston, VIC 3072

Sales enquires
Telephone: 03 9484 4100
Email: sales@medshop.com.au
Web: www.medshop.com.au

Tasmania

Nierinna Rise (Distributor)

Ric Coyle & Jan Wright

Sales, warranty & service enquires
Telephone / Fax.: 03 6267 1332
Mobil: 0411 346 608
Email: info@nierinnarise.com.au

 

Western Australia

Azima (Athlegen Agent)

Showroom: Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm WST, Saturdays, by appointment only.

4 Jones St
O'Connor WA 6163

Sales, warranty & service enquires.
Telephone: 08 9336 1115
Fax.: 08 9336 1117
Website: www.azima.com.au

 

South Australia and Northern Territory

Electrical Table Solutions (Agent)

Showroom by Appointment

26 Paringa Avenue
Somerton Park South Australia 5044

Sales, warranty & service enquires
Free call 1800 677 896 (For calls made within Australia)
Email: enquiries@electricaltablesolutions.com

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“They are especially great for our elderly clients & those with disabilities, who would have difficulties climbing up onto our old non-adjustable examination tables. The electric height adjustment function makes it much easier to assess the client and at the same time, address occupational health and safety issues of staff, who no longer need to bend over clients in their day to day work.”

~ Lisa Wisely


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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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