New To Casters and Caster Wheels?
There are many questions new customers have when choosing heavy duty casters and wheels. What does a caster cost? How do you solve applications involving extreme stress or special considerations to ensure better profitability? And how does all this help me determine which heavy duty or ergonomic casters and wheels I need?
Our Top Four Questions video, Learning Center and Custom Casters page are here to answer your questions.
Looking for Special or Custom Casters?
Whether the need is for a unique solution or challenge, we can easily accommodate your custom caster requirements, including polyurethane processing.
And while this might sound expensive, our tailored manufacturing process is so refined that tailored caster pricing is practically the same as standard off-the-shelf casters.
If you’re looking to become a caster guru, this is the place for you. Understanding the various caster components is crucial for the selection process. These resources are the same resources that are utilized for training our new caster representatives.
Are you already an expert? Skip the line and access our digital catalog.
Solutions for All Industries
Automotive manufacturing is an extremely competitive industry, one that is constantly looking to increase productivity and gain greater efficiency while maintaining high standards for quality and safety.
This is an industry where casters play an important role, and one that Caster Concepts excels in.
When carts are required to carry heavier loads without increasing the force to move them, our casters reduce friction and eliminate scrubbing for improved efficiency and safety.
Caster Concepts builds strong relationships with our Aerospace customers by focusing on their design and manufacturing needs.
Collaborating closely with our customers’ designers and engineers enables us to turn around models and drawings quickly. And in an industry where there is little margin for error, these important interactions help us to develop specific-use casters with built-in safety factors to prevent caster failure.
We also have a variety of products designed with ergonomics in mind to help our customers move heavy loads easily and without incident.
Manufacturers of marine and leisure vehicles have relied on Caster Concepts for help in improving safety, increasing productivity, and solving unique challenges that arise during the production process. This includes protecting boat molds and decks from cracking, providing ergonomic solutions to make moving and maneuvering heavy loads easier, and minimizing fiberglass buildup and other factors that decrease caster life.
- Load protection solutions to minimize cracked hulls and decks
- Ergonomic solutions to make moving and maneuvering heavy loads easier
- Durability solutions to extend caster life and reduce wear
In the tire manufacturing industry, as many as two hundred raw materials go into making a tire. These materials are transported to prep zones, storage areas, and the tire building machines themselves. This task involves using several material handling carts that deal with heavy loads and any number of scrap debris on the floor.
Caster Concepts has worked with many tire manufacturing plants to help them solve issues related to higher load capacities, overexertion, floor debris, and high-temperature environments. A great example is our 77 Series Dual Roll Ball Bearing with Twergo Wheels, which helped one company reduce push force in half. The in-house manufacturing of our poly tread formulations also helped to minimize wheel debris pickup, reducing rollability issues and providing longer life to caster wheels.
Agriculture and Heavy Equipment
The type of equipment required to build and maintain the heavy equipment of today needs to be as rugged and reliable as the cranes, tractors, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment themselves. Everything is bigger in the world of heavy equipment manufacturing, and that means substantial weight capacities that need to be moved safely, yet efficiently.
Workflow optimization is a greater challenge when parts weigh hundreds, even thousands of pounds. Carts and carriers are taxed with supporting massive loads, creating challenges and safety concerns. To help keep this industry moving, Caster Concepts designs casters and wheels specifically for these types of applications.
Productivity gains are always on the top of everyone’s minds. That’s why Caster Concepts has caster wheels designed to save battery life and reduce motor torque on AGVs. These wheels also allow for more precise movements with little vehicle sway, allowing AGVs to move heavier loads without needing larger drive systems.
Caster Concepts can help you determine the best ergonomic caster and caster wheel for your application. With proper ergonomic casters, you can realize a better ROI through fewer injury claims and less downtime by reducing the initial, continuous, and turning push/pull force of your material handling carts.
Ground Support Equipment
Whether it’s casters on a luggage cart, low profile cargo handling cart, cargo dollie, or aircraft maintenance stand, these casters must withstand harsh elements, uneven surfaces, and the constant wear and tear they undergo daily.
Caster Concepts offers a complete line of ground industry casters that are up to par for the grueling demands of outdoor applications, including a complete line of aluminum casters that are lightweight and corrosion-resistant, yet durable.
Our ability to protect precious cargo with dependable and durable casters is something we have helped customers successfully accomplish for years. From aviation to the military, Caster Concepts provides industry-leading motion solutions from the ground up.
Conveyor Rollers and Wheels
Common conveyor belt problems can cause issues ranging from lost production to damaged products and injured employees.
Caster Concepts helps customers overcome these application challenges with conveyor wheels designed to lower rolling resistance, handle heavy loads and provide reliable and safe operation over time.
- Minimizing Tracking and Load Problems
- Reducing Wear and Seized Rollers
- Keeping Systems Rolling
Customers Achieving Success
From our very beginning, Caster Concepts has always sought to be a good corporate neighbor. The City of Albion is where we are from; it’s where our employees live and raise their families and it’s because of those employees and this City that we grew into the company we are today.
With that in mind, Caster Cares™ came to fruition to serve the greater good. The purpose of Caster Cares™ is to promote positive and measurable change to Albion and the surrounding area. We believe that when you support your community, in return you have a supportive community.