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Case Study: Custom Caster Design for High Rise Solar Panels

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Custom Caster Design for High Rise Solar Panels

An engineering services firm had a challenging task. They needed to design a rig that would enable someone to change large solar panel tiles. Where did this need to be done? Well, on top of a skyscraper, naturally.

Since these solar panel t...

Case Study: Cost-Saving Production of Conveyor Subassembly

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Cost-Saving Production of Conveyor Subassembly

Two of the most important tenants of running any business are to control costs and generate cash. So, when one of the parts you need is made overseas and is both expensive and time consuming to purchase and obtain, you work to find an alternate su...

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

January 30, 2018

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’ pro...

Case Study: Tire Manufacturer Improves Material Cart Handling

January 30, 2018

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 m...

Case Study: Heavy-Duty Dolly Issues in Automotive Facility

January 30, 2018

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...

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers

January 30, 2018

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 ...

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

January 30, 2018

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 be...

Case Study: Custom Dual Flanged Wheels Eliminate Stability and Safety Issues

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Custom Dual Flanged Wheels Eliminate Stability and Safety Issues

A customer was having trouble moving a cart along a rail. The existing cart had four V-groove wheels in each corner. The load of the cart was over 2,500 lbs. The issues with the current situation were 1) the force necessary to move the cart was tr...

Case Study: Reducing Push Pull Force

January 30, 2018

Case Study: Reducing Push Pull Force

US Automakers hold themselves to very high standards when it comes to safety, including ergonomics. They realize that injuries due to overexertion are the most common injuries in the workplace, and that those injuries can be detrimental in various...

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