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Determining the Right Heavy Duty Caster to Move Heavier Loads with Less Effort and Less Injuries.

July 23, 2021

Determining the Right Heavy Duty Caster to Move Heavier Loads with Less Effort and Less Injuries.

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 […]

The Value of Culture

May 26, 2021

The Value of Culture

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 […]

Trends in Manufacturing for 2021.

April 2, 2021

Trends in Manufacturing for 2021.

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 […]

Increasing Battery Life for AGVs, Tuggers, and Other Automated Systems

March 17, 2021

Increasing Battery Life for AGVs, Tuggers, and Other Automated Systems

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.

February 18, 2021

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 […]

Your Guide to Casters and Wheels for Automated Guided Vehicles

January 7, 2021

Your Guide to Casters and Wheels for Automated Guided Vehicles

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 […]

Same Great Swivel and a Significant Increase in Load Capacity. Introducing the 95HD Caster.

December 29, 2020

Same Great Swivel and a Significant Increase in Load Capacity. Introducing the 95HD Caster.

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 […]

Polyurethane Tread and Industrial Applications

December 9, 2020

Polyurethane Tread and Industrial Applications

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 […]

Choosing the Best Brake Type for Use with Heavy Duty Steel Caster Wheels

November 4, 2020

Choosing the Best Brake Type for Use with Heavy Duty Steel Caster Wheels

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.

November 2, 2020

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 […]

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