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Case Study: Major Marine Product Manufacturer

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Major Marine Product Manufacturer
A major manufacturer of marine products was designing a deck dolly to move a prototyped component of a new 68-food luxury boat through their facility. Having the ability to build larger products would be a game-changer for this manufacturer. Moving the prototype through the facility wasn't working because it was...

Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer
A leading tire manufacturer had a problem with an important piece of equipment at their facility: the large tread trucks used for moving rubber by hand around the plant had become exceedingly heavy - too much for one person to push alone safely. The polyurethane tires on the cart's wheels...

Case Study: Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-free Environment

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-free Environment
An automobile manufacturer wanted to move toward a forklift-free environment to reduce costs and improve workplace safety. This is no small task and they quickly realized that industrial carts were going to play a huge role in the forklift-free facility. Their carts needed a product that was durable, easy to...

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System
A manufacturer of testing systems for oil refineries developed an equipment testing machine for testing valves on oil pipelines. The test machine utilizes large steel plates that are 4 feet in diameter and weigh about 3000 lbs. These plates move back and forth on a track approximately 9 feet long....

Case Study: Tire Manufacturer Improves Material Cart Handling

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Tire Manufacturer Improves Material Cart Handling
A tire manufacturer was using industrial carts in its facility, but the casters on the carts were experiencing issues as they were picking up debris from the facility floor which make the carts harder to move, damaged the casters themselves, and marked up the facility floor in the process.

Case Study: Heavy-Duty Dolly Issues in Automotive Facility

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Heavy-Duty Dolly Issues in Automotive Facility
An automotive manufacturer was having difficulty controlling the steering and excessive noise of a heavy duty dolly used in their facility. These issues were leading to inefficiencies and safety issues in the facility as the hard-to-manage dollies were not only difficult to manage but would also risk damage to their...

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers
An automobile assembly plant needed to replace the power drive rollers on a conveyor in a timely manner, but the parts were being manufactured in Italy which meant lengthy lead times and slow, costly ocean freight. These drive rollers conveyed the automobiles through the weld and final assembly processes, so...

Case Study: Finding a Long-Term Cost-Saving Solution for Food Processor Use

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Finding a Long-Term Cost-Saving Solution for Food Processor Use
In a classic case of low cost versus total cost of ownership, a large food processor was experiencing frequent caster and wheel failures which shortened the life cycle on wash-down carts being used in operations. The caster failure was that the bearing was seizing in the swivel section and eventually...

Case Study: Custom Heavy-Duty Casters and Exceptional Client Support

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Custom Heavy-Duty Casters and Exceptional Client Support
Building trust has always been a tenet of Caster Concepts business. So when an American manufacturer of Automation Systems is let down by a competitor’s product and customer support, it provides the perfect opportunity for Caster Concepts’ product and people to shine. The manufacturer of Automation Systems was contracted by...
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