Beyond Standard Blog
Underestimating the importance of using the correct heavy-duty casters can be an easy mistake to make — and a very costly one. Casters that are not right for the application can cause numerous issues leading to injury, downtime, and even equipment damage. A majority of injuries revolve around overexertion, however. And that means using better […]
From Bill Dobbins – President, Caster Concepts I came across this blog recently and thought it was worth sharing with you. Don’t underestimate the value of people – Supply Chain 24/7 (supplychain247.com). Some thoughts I’d like to expand on are “Building Culture” and the “Value of Culture”. At Caster Concepts we work to live […]
For 2021, there are a few trends of significance in manufacturing, primarily revolving around our interactions with computers and some lingering effects of COVID-19. One big transformation is the whole concept of Industry 4.0, the latest and fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing. This revolution takes what was started in the third — the adoption of […]
A tour of a modern production facility can look like a scene out of a sci-fi movie. It’s a highly automated environment with robotic arms performing various functions, Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV’s) maneuvering around the plant on their cart casters and wheels, and automated conveyor systems routing items around huge facilities. The efficiency benefits of […]
Successful efficiency practices can make or break a warehousing or distribution business’s bottom line.
Warehouse logistics involve all the people, processes, and programs required to keep items moving in, around, and through the warehouse. Today’s large fulfillment centers rely on efficient processes to keep products and revenue on track. Whether it’s hand controlled guided vehicles, small drive units or AGVs, these machines depend on their wheels to keep things […]
As the AGV movement experts, Caster Concepts has a full line of AGV cart casters and wheels, offering better maneuverability, less resistance needed to turn, increased battery life, and maintenance-free options to increase the longevity of the casters. Better Maneuverability with TWERGO® Twin- and Triple-Wheel Designs TWERGO® Twin- and Triple-wheel designs have independently spinning wheels […]
Our new 95HD fits a gap between our 91 Series and our 99 Series by offering a significant increase in load capacity: 25,000 lb. to be exact. With a high-capacity swivel section, the caster reduces force load, making it easier to move and maneuver. And an integrally forged kingpin, slotted adjusting nut, and continuously welded […]
Every industrial application has instances where a particular wheel material is most beneficial, whether it’s rubber, steel, iron, or polyurethane. The big advantage of polyurethanes is that they can handle heavier loads than rubber because they are harder and yet are more flexible than plastics. Their flexibility accounts for their strength and remarkable ability to […]
Brakes are an important component of heavy-duty caster wheels. They can help prevent carts or racks from moving unexpectedly, preventing damage to the product and injury to employees. There are several different caster brake types, and each one has its own set of benefits. Understanding more about them will help you make better choices for […]
Reducing overexertion injuries at work leads to higher profits, productivity, and darn good performance.
When the real effects of work-related injuries started to become clear, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stepped up to focus on the problem for good reason. According to the National Safety Council, 2018 saw 282,860 employees injured from lifting, pulling and pushing, carrying, and holding. Time away from work from overexertion injuries […]