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Castors and why they wear out

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Castors and why they wear out

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. »

Maintenance - Your Portable Table and Face Cradle

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Maintenance - Your Portable Table and Face Cradle

Maintenance of your head cradle
It is important to inspect the face cradle adjusting mechanism regularly (every week), to ensure the tension is correct. It may, occasionally, be necessary to make adjustments. Failure to check and maintain the correct tension may result in the face cradle slipping during use, potentially causing injury. »

Correct Use of Adjustable Face Cradles

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Adjustable angle face cradles are designed to provide a comfortable and secure support for the face (and arms, if using a prone armrest attachment). It is not designed to support body weight as most face cradles have a Maximum Work Load of 20kg. Ensure patients are instructed not to use the face cradle as an aid when they mount, dismount or reposition themselves on the table. »

How to keep your portable table in a safe working condition

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to keep your portable table in a safe working condition

In a clinic or mobile environment we are asking a lot from a portable table. A table that weighs less than 12kg is expected to regularly withstand over 10 times its own weight. On top of this constant pressure is applied from all angles, whilst the table is moving and flexing in many directions - day in, day out, year after year.  »

Treatment Table Upholstery Care and Maintenance

Brendan Byrne - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Treatment Table Upholstery Care and Maintenance

If you are looking to extend the life of your treatment table, maintenance is key. Vinyl is a ongoing concern for many practitioners especially around face holes and chest areas. Vinyl is a PVC or plastic which is a naturally hard product; softeners are added during the manufacturing process to make it suitable for use as an upholstery fabric. Many factors overtime can make it lose it's suppleness, harden and eventually blister and crack.  »


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