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Wishing a fond farewell to our co-worker and friend Jackie Masternak.

March 19, 2020 By: Dallis Reynolds

Wishing a fond farewell to our co-worker and friend Jackie Masternak.

To all Loyal Caster Concepts Customers: It is with very mixed emotions that I announce to you the retirement of Jackie Masternak, Director of Inside Sales from Caster Concepts.  Jackie has been a vital part of the CCI’s success for the past 18 years. Every day she brings to work a tremendous work ethic and […]

3 key factors to ensure you have the right heavy duty caster.

March 16, 2020 By: Bill deMink

3 key factors to ensure you have the right heavy duty caster.

When you’re looking for a quality, long-lasting industrial caster that doesn’t require regular maintenance, there are three critical design choices to keep in mind:   These key factors are:   – A properly-sized swivel section  – Choosing between a hot-forged vs. cold-stamped swivel sections  – The caster’s leg thickness and width. This post covers those three key […]

Beating the ODDS: Conceptual Innovations Develops Omni-Directional Drive System for the NASA Glenn Research Center.

February 17, 2020 By: Bill deMink

Beating the ODDS: Conceptual Innovations Develops Omni-Directional Drive System for the NASA Glenn Research Center.

When your job deals with the challenges of getting to outer space, the products you design and build are far from ordinary. And for that matter, so are the challenges. At the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, wind tunnel testing is a constant. So is the fact that the fully assembled test articles […]

Poly Wheels vs. Rubber Wheels: Which One Should You Roll With?

January 23, 2020 By: Bill deMink

Poly Wheels vs. Rubber Wheels: Which One Should You Roll With?

One of the most important considerations you can make when it comes to your caster wheels is the wheel type and the tread material. There are dozens of options available to you, and two of the most popular across the industry are poly (short for polyurethane) and classic rubber. Understanding the differences between these can […]

The Benefits of Low Profile Caster Wheels for Your Unique Needs.

January 16, 2020 By: Bill deMink

Low profile caster wheels are best when your carts, racks, or other equipment have a low clearance height. In many cases, a low profile load is also ideal for safety, particularly in heavy-duty applications that require manual operation.  There are numerous types of low profile caster wheels available for many different applications.  One good example […]

Driven by precision: choosing casters for industrial use.

January 9, 2020 By: Bill deMink

Driven by precision: choosing casters for industrial use.

Industrial heavy-duty steel casters come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. The advantage is that it and allows you to customize your casters a great deal, covering all the bases from safety to productivity. However, having so many options can make choosing casters seem difficult. Below are the most important considerations when choosing […]

Realizing the profits of reducing noise levels at your company.

January 3, 2020 By: Bill deMink

Realizing the profits of reducing noise levels at your company.

 In heavy industrial and manufacturing environments, high noise levels can be one of the biggest headaches for workers’ health and safety, as well as overall productivity. A worker distracted by noise can become irritable, stressed and less productive.  If noise levels are too loud, workers may not hear instructions clearly, or worse, not hear a […]

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

December 11, 2019 By: Bill deMink

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 […]

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

December 5, 2019 By: Bill deMink

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 […]

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

November 27, 2019 By: Bill deMink

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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