Each drop test uses 250 lbs. and drops from 13 ft. Each cart is cooled to -22°F prior to dropping.
The wheel gear tests uses a 300 lb. filled container running continuously for 24 hours, which is the equivalent of running 60-miles.
A 10 lb. steel cylinder drops multiple times at -4°F from 3 ft. via a cylindrical guide precisely on edges, hinges, and other delicate points.
SSI SCHAEFER carts filled with over 300 lbs. to withstand 1,000 impacts from 7” onto a level but rigid surface. This process allows the cart running gear to withstand repeated blows on wheels and axles.
To check quality against formation cracks due to tensions, a quality assurance professional submerges containers into a wetting agent bath for 48 hours at approximately 150°F.
SSI SCHAEFER is largest manufacturer of waste carts worldwide. Having a global footprint means sustaining temperatures reaching in excess of over 120°F. SSI SCHAEFER quality experts go to the extreme and test containers in an upright position inside a convection oven reaching 190°F temperatures for three days. Dimensional changes occurring due to heat storage must be no more than 1.5% and must remain within tolerances specified for each container.
When it comes to waste carts, quality raw material is best. SSI SCHAEFER sources quality materials from reputable suppliers that produce resin meeting the highest quality standards. SSI SCHAEFER manufacturing experts combine both high quality virgin resin with post-consumer recycled plastic during manufacturing. SSI SCHAEFER is committed to manufacturing quality carts that are both durable and made with 100% recyclable materials—meeting both SSI SCHAEFER and your commitments for sustainability.