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Rugged Articulated Levelers Add Functionality


DeepStream Designs stocks two types of levelers for the bottom of products made with  Audubon legs, like the bin pictured here.  Both levelers have a maximum adjustment range of approximately 1-3/4 inches and rugged 12mm (1/2″) thick stainless steel stems with non-marking plastic footpads.rigid and articulated leveler

The pad of Rigid Leveler, at left and below, fits completely under the leg, raising the bin by 5/8”, while the Articulated Leveler, at right, has a wider foot pad that sticks out just a bit and raises the bin by 1-1/8”.  Both Levelers can be retrofitted in the field by affixing a nut inside the void designed into the bottom of the DeepStream Designs Trademark Audubon marine anodized aircraft aluminum leg.

ridgid levelerThe Rigid Leveler, above, is a lighter weight leveler with a smaller ridged floor pad for situations where the floor is generally flat but there may be different levels caused by bricks or tile that are not completely level.

articulated leveler

The Articulated Leveler, above, has a thicker and wider articulated pad that will rotate off level for situations where the bin is placed on a slope and you need to level it up, not just stabilize the leg for a lower tile or brick.

Which one do you need? If you’re placing a bin in a situation like the one shown below built with 100% recycled plastic lumber, where the brick sidewalk slopes sharply away from the building, you need the articulated leveler as a shown retrofitted on the right.

articulated levelers                  articulated leveler

Packaging: The final step in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing


Packaging:  The final step in Sustainable Design and Manufacturing for DeepStream Designs:

Sustainable Design coupled with manufacturing products that stand the test of time in an environmentally responsible and sustainable fashion, allows DeepStream’s Customers to eliminate the “throw away” waste factor found in many of today’s products.

However, that is just the start of DeepStream’s Environmental Stewardship.

It is not enough that our products will last for generations and help slow the destruction of the rainforest.  Or that our products are 100% recyclable when their end of service finally comes. Or that we replant thousands of trees through “Trees for the Future” every year in our customers’ honor, a program which also offers locals alternative forestry jobs in tree nurseries and reforestation.

DeepStream also offers an alternative line of plantation-grown timber: Lyptus.   Even more potential rainforest destruction is diverted by offering planking for our recycling bins and garden planters made from recycled plastic.

DeepStream also ensures that it is meeting our environmental stewardship commitments with our packaging.

All of our cardboard used in shipping is 100% recycled content and purchased through Pratt Industries,   Similarly, we build our pallets in house to ensure that the 2x4s we use are harvested and certified through either the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, , or the Forest Stewardship Council,, or both.   These standards provide third-party verification that the forest management and on-the-ground activities used by the lumber producers are environmentally responsible and sustainable.