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What makes Caster Concepts Poly Tread Materials Premium?

August 1, 2017 By: Admin

What makes Caster Concepts Poly Tread Materials Premium?

There are some fairly common characteristics among tread materials offered on industrial casters, for example 95A shore hardness is pretty much a standard offering from all manufacturers. A softer 85A shore hardness offering is also common, as is a harder poly, usually a 70D shore hardness. Shore hardness is  a very common attribute that polyurethane is identified by, but there is so much more to polyurethane than its level of hardness. Their are common characteristics that define po [..]

Choosing the Correct Top Plate Configuration

July 26, 2017 By: Admin

Choosing the Correct Top Plate Configuration

The correct caster top plate can be basic or become complex depending on your application. The first step in choosing the correct top plate size is to measure the bolt hole spacing. Measure the center of one bolt to the center of another bolt on each side of the caster, length and width Also measure the bolt diameter Once you have determined this spacing you should see if these dimensions match a standard top plate design Some of th [..]

Down With Decibels – How the Right Caster Can Slash Noise Levels

July 26, 2017 By: Admin

Down With Decibels – How the Right Caster Can Slash Noise Levels

If you’ve ever stood nearby an empty manufacturing cart train as it coasted by at about five miles per hour, you have an appreciation for how pervasive and disturbing factory noise can be. Noise reduction, when it comes to manufacturing, can be serious business. A modest reduction in noise can lead to big benefits in terms of reducing employee downtime, increased productivity, and measurable financial benefits. Caster manufacturers have long been called upon to help material [..]

Heavy Duty Casters for Line Delivery Carts

July 18, 2017 By:

Heavy Duty Casters for Line Delivery Carts

Many manufacturing plants, especially in the automotive industry, use Line Delivery Carts in their manufacturing process. Most require Heavy Duty Casters for Line Delivery Carts because of the weight the carts carry or the demanding applications they are used in.  Line Delivery Carts get to enjoy, consistent use, some plants may run 3 shifts for a full 24 hour day, meaning those carts are constantly being used. These carts may be loaded by forklift, with a load being dropped down on [..]

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 [..]

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