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ProMat 2017 Product Launch

March 29, 2017 By:

ProMat 2017 Product Launch

New Products Launched at ProMat 2017 At this year’s ProMat Caster Concepts introduced three new product lines; the foot activated swivel lock, the foot activated brake, and the 77 Series rig. The ErgoMaxX approved product lines were unveiled in front of a record number of attendees and received overwhelmingly positive responses. The products place an emphasis on improved ergonomic safety and productivity as opposed to the lowest price approach used by many producers.  Wit [..]

Why Use Foot Actuated Brakes and Swivel Locks

March 23, 2017 By:

Why Use Foot Actuated Brakes and Swivel Locks

Brakes and Swivel Locks are common add on's for industrial casters, each option offers additional benefits to a traditional caster, Brakes when engaged, keep the wheels from turning on the caster Swivel Locks convert a swivel caster into a rigid caster but add the benefit of locking the rigid at additional angles (versus the standard 180* angle of a rigid caster) Both brakes and swivel locks also add safety benefits Brakes ensure tha [..]

Pneumatic Tire Types

February 13, 2017 By:

Pneumatic Tire Types

You may have noticed that we are now offering a new line up of Pneumatic products and you may be wondering what are the different  Pneumatic Tire types? Lets clear that up, there are 2 types of pneumatic tires and different options for filling the tires Standard Pneumatic Solid Pneumatic, also called Semi Pneumatic Standard Pneumatic tires are soft and very similar to automobile tires. They are usually air filled, but can [..]

Injuries Cost over $1B Per Week

January 17, 2017 By:

Injuries Cost over $1B Per Week

The most disabling, non fatal Workplace injuries cost over $1 Billion per week to businesses in the United States, totaling just under $62 Billion, according to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. The top ten most disabling injuries cost just over $51 Billion of the $62 Billion total.     [caption id="attachment_12276" align="alignnone" width="832"] [..]

When to Use Pneumatic Tires

December 28, 2016 By:

When to Use Pneumatic Tires

Pneumatic tires, also known as Pneumatic wheels, are made of rubber and resemble automobile tires. They are primarily used for outdoor applications and applications where damaging flooring is a concern. The rubber composition gives Pneumatic wheels a cushioning effect which creates benefits like: Shock Absorption: The flexibility of the rubber, coupled with the tread design absorb some shocks, and allow the wheels to roll over surfaces that are not completely [..]

Reinventing the Industrial Wheel

November 2, 2016 By:

Reinventing the Industrial Wheel

Note - Industrial wheel refers to wheels used in manufacturing plants, distribution facilities and wheels carrying loads greater than 1,500lbs. The wheel is referred to as “The Hallmark of Man’s Innovation”, arguably the greatest invention in human history. No single invention has had such a profound impact on mobility, not even boats, which ironically were invented before the wheel.   Where the wheel was invented is not known for certain. Historians believe it was inve [..]

Ergonomic Caster Factors

August 30, 2016 By: Admin

Ergonomic Caster Factors

There are several ergonomic caster factors to consider when choosing a caster to help reduce force exerted. Some make a slight difference, while others dramatically impact performance. Ergonomic performance of a caster is generally focused on reducing the amount of force required to perform three functions: Start rolling when the cart is at a complete stop (Initial Push Force) When all wheels are parallel (swivel and rigid caster wheels all face [..]

Picking Caster Wheels for the Heaviest Loads – Nine Important Questions to Ask

July 13, 2016 By: Admin

Picking Caster Wheels for the Heaviest Loads – Nine Important Questions to Ask

For decades, forklifts have been the heroes of the manufacturing plant. It’s hard to think of any production facility that hasn’t deployed these powered machines in one aspect of its manufacturing process. But increasingly, safety, liability and cost issues have spurred a movement to “forklift-free” production. In fact, an article in American Machinist [..]

Maintenance Free Casters

June 21, 2016 By: Admin

Maintenance Free Casters

A maintenance free heavy-duty industrial caster is one designed with a sealed precision ball bearing, and this type of bearing offers several advantages over typical caster designs. At Caster Concepts our 37, 55, [..]

How is Weight Capacity Determined?

June 20, 2016 By: Admin

How is Weight Capacity Determined?

Weight capacity is generally the primary factor to consider when choosing the right caster for your application. After all, what good are the other benefits of a caster, if it cannot support the load it is tasked with carrying? Exceeding the rated weight capacity can create a dangerous situation, with a high risk of failure that may result in injury or damage. If the application is manually powered, the operator could sustain musculoskeletal injuries because the cart is significantly [..]

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