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Ergonomics afloat: How Heavy Duty Caster Wheels Move Boats

December 17, 2019

Ergonomics afloat: How Heavy Duty Caster Wheels Move Boats

When boatyards need to transport their boats through their facilities or into storage for the season, they use caster wheels with a variety of special features. Often used with dollies, these heavy-duty wheels make transporting boats safe and easy. The Right Suspension When moving these beautiful beasts, one of the most important things to consider […]

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3 Common Causes of Caster Flutter and 5 Ways to Correct It.

December 11, 2019

3 Common Causes of Caster Flutter and 5 Ways to Correct It.

You’ve probably experienced caster flutter: Think of the last time you were at the grocery store and got a cart whose wheels had a mind of their own. Suffice to say it’s extremely irritating. What causes caster flutter? In industrial applications, caster flutter results when a swivel caster is harmonically excited. This causes the caster […]

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Powered by Ergonomics: The Material Handling Industry’s Motor-Powered, Towable Cart.

December 5, 2019

Powered by Ergonomics: The Material Handling Industry’s Motor-Powered, Towable Cart.

In the quest for products that deliver better ergonomics, the Material Handling Industry welcomed innovations like a motor-powered cart. These carts help operators transport goods from storage areas to assembly lines with less effort and fewer injuries.  The need for this product was clear.  The pushing, pulling and turning of manual carts requires operators to […]

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Fabricating Concepts: A Laser Focus on Fabricating Components to Your Specifications.

November 27, 2019

Fabricating Concepts: A Laser Focus on Fabricating Components to Your Specifications.

Fabricating is defined as “To make by art or skill and labor.” In Albion, Michigan, Fabricating Concepts is the home of the “Laser Line” of products for Caster Concepts and leads the charge in fabricating heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, as well as delivering custom components to your specifications. When you need your parts fabricated […]

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Increasing the Sustainability of Workplace Ergonomics

November 21, 2019

Increasing the Sustainability of Workplace Ergonomics

Caster Concepts is no stranger to ergonomics. Many of the casters we’ve developed and sold to companies around the world were designed with ergonomics in mind. Though companies often make changes in the workplace that are designed to promote safety – including replacing their outdated casters with ergonomic alternatives – many of these changes simply […]

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Reducing Worker’s Compensation Premiums With the Right Caster.

November 13, 2019

For many companies, worker’s compensation insurance premiums are a considerable expense. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help reduce those premiums (including installing the right casters) and save thousands of dollars each year. Let’s take a look at how premiums are determined. And how installing the right casters on your carts and […]

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Casters 101

November 4, 2019

Casters 101

Many people, when asked what a caster is, stumble for a correct answer, or simply don’t know. Once you start noticing casters however, you quickly see that they’re everywhere, being used in countless areas of industry, food service, health care, and transportation. So what exactly is a caster? A caster is an undriven, single, double, […]

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A Quick Reference Guide to the Various Parts of an Industrial Caster.

November 1, 2019

A Quick Reference Guide to the Various Parts of an Industrial Caster.

Whether you are brand new to casters or you need a refresher course, this guide will help you learn more about the various components that make up industrial casters.  Knowing the facts can help you make better decisions for your workplace. In the end, that could improve safety, save you money, and make your workplace […]

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Highlighting OSHA’s Stance on Ergonomics

October 24, 2019

Highlighting OSHA’s Stance on Ergonomics

Ergonomics weren’t a primary concern in American industries until a couple of decades ago when the real effects of work-related injuries started to become clear. Since then, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has continued to focus on the different ways to provide employees across every industry with a more ergonomic workplace. Below, you […]

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