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Understanding your application is crucial when choosing industrial casters and wheels

September 20, 2013 By: Bill Dobbins

Caster Concepts dual wheel Twergo ergonomic caster

Purchasing heavy-duty industrial casters is like any other major expenditure. At Caster Concepts Inc., we advocate investing the required time and money upfront for research and planning. It pays off years later in performance, durability, and maintenance cost savings.To that end, it’s critical to answer the following five questions before making a caster selection: load-per-caster; speed; floor conditions; environment; and if the application is powered or manual.Load-per-caster: A simple mathematical formula can calculate the carrying capacity per caster. This is important because floors aren’t level, thus only three of the four casters carry most of the weight. To

The science of choosing caster wheel material: five key factors

August 28, 2013 By: David Parham

Caster Concepts 81 Series

Selecting the appropriate wheel covering for your industrial caster yields a long-lasting, safe product that will not damage your floors or tracks.However, picking the proper wheel covering is a science, and requires time to assess and prioritize many variables against your own needs.  In general, five key factors determine the safest, highest performance wheel covering for your application and environment.This post outlines those factors as follows: Floor condition and composition; ergonomics; durability; cleanliness; and prioritizing these factors.Floor composition: First, you must evaluate the condition and composition of the floor or tracks that the wheels contact. If the

Three key factors determine the perfect caster and wheel design

August 20, 2013 By: David Parham

30 Series by Caster Concepts

A properly manufactured, long-lived industrial caster that requires little upkeep depends largely upon three key design choices.This post covers those three key design choices and how these choices impact the caster function based on the intended use. When choosing your caster, a little pre-purchase forethought will yield the correct design choices. This ensures the caster you purchase thwarts even the most strenuous challenges posed during use. So read on to figure out the perfect caster and wheel design for your application.Key factors are: A properly-sized swivel section; hot-forged vs. cold-stamped swivel sections; and leg thickness and width.Generally

New Custom Caster Configurator partners our clients and engineers during design

August 14, 2013 By: Bill Dobbins

Caster Concepts’ new Custom Caster Configurator answers the call for high quality 3-D/CAD models that can be easily integrated into engineering designs – check out the new Custom Caster Configurator here.“This new Custom Caster Configurator will have a significant impact on how Caster Concepts Inc. and its customers communicate technical information,” said Bill Dobbins, president of Caster Concepts. “We are setting the mark for ease-of-use and interactive design by giving our customers the power to design products that meets their needs – exactly.“Custom casters are a cornerstone of our business. The process to understand and incorporate all the

Not all casters created equal: Which caster design fits your needs?

August 9, 2013 By: Bill Dobbins

Choosing the proper heavy-duty industrial caster depends largely upon the application. To guarantee optimal caster performance, it’s critical to select the correct design for the swivel section of the caster.There are two main designs for the swivel section of a heavy-duty industrial caster: kingpin and kingpinless. Both have advantages and disadvantages. This post outlines both designs, their pros and cons, and possible applications for each.The kingpin design is one of the oldest types of caster swivel sections. A rivet or bolt, and nut fasten together the top plate and the fork assembly. This design uses a load bearing

We Build Trust Through Well Thought Out Product Design

January 23, 2012 By: David Parham

At Caster Concepts we believe that the best products start with well thought out product design and development. Our highly qualified engineering staff uses the most modern engineering tools to design a product that meets the customer’s specifications.You may read this statement, yawn, and say so what? Isn’t that what all manufacturing organizations would say? Aren’t all designs well thought out and aren’t all engineering staff highly qualified? What Caster Concepts excels in, is matching a high level of manufacturing capabilities with outstanding product design. Certainly, the customer does not benefit from a well developed design if it is not coupled with the manufacturing

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