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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 […]

A Quick Reference Guide to the Various Parts of an Industrial Caster.

November 1, 2019 By: Bill deMink

A Quick Reference Guide to the Various Parts of an Industrial Caster.

Whether you are brand new to casters or you need a refresher course, this guide will help you learn more about the various components that make up industrial casters.  Knowing the facts can help you make better decisions for your workplace. In the end, that could improve safety, save you money, and make your workplace […]

Highlighting OSHA’s Stance on Ergonomics

October 24, 2019 By: Bill deMink

Highlighting OSHA’s Stance on Ergonomics

Ergonomics weren’t a primary concern in American industries until a couple of decades ago when the real effects of work-related injuries started to become clear. Since then, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has continued to focus on the different ways to provide employees across every industry with a more ergonomic workplace. Below, you […]

Shopping for a New Caster Manufacturer? Look for These 5 Traits

October 11, 2019 By: Bill deMink

Shopping for a New Caster Manufacturer? Look for These 5 Traits

Searching for a new caster manufacturer that gives you high quality, at a competitive price? You certainly have plenty of choices. Below are five distinct qualities that you should look for in a caster manufacturer: 1. Expertise If you’re going to buy multiple casters for your business, it’s crucial to purchase them from a caster […]

Tips for inspecting your casters to prevent a disaster!

October 3, 2019 By: Bill deMink

Tips for inspecting your casters to prevent a disaster!

No matter what kind of casters you utilize in your work area or industry, including maintenance-free casters, it is crucial that you take the time to inspect them regularly in order to promote workplace safety and productivity. Below is a checklist that you can use to ensure your inspections are thorough and complete. Distortion or […]

Taking the Lead with Exceptional Lead Times on Standard and Custom Casters.

September 27, 2019 By: Bill deMink

Taking the Lead with Exceptional Lead Times on Standard and Custom Casters.

Whether you have a single small production floor, square miles of warehouse space, or miles of runway, when you need new casters for your applications, waiting can be a painful process. Not to mention costly. Fortunately, Caster Concepts offers exceptional lead times on our standard and custom products. For standard products, lead times are five […]

How to reduce ergonomic injuries and increase productivity with the proper industrial caster.

September 5, 2019 By: Bill deMink

How to reduce ergonomic injuries and increase productivity with the proper industrial caster.

  What do ergonomic industrial caster wheels really mean in the big picture of workplace productivity, safety, and cost savings? First, let’s take a minute of all that is involved in moving a material handling cart. The skeletal structure of the human body is composed of three rigid body segments that are moveable at 27 […]

5 Tips in Choosing the Right Caster Wheel for Your Material Handling Application

August 21, 2019 By: Bill deMink

5 Tips in Choosing the Right Caster Wheel for Your Material Handling Application

With all the material handling challenges you face regarding ergonomics, worker safety, noise, productivity, and cost savings, choosing the right heavy-duty industrial wheel for your material handling application can be a big part of the solution. When choosing a caster, the wheel and the rig are the two parts of the caster you will need […]

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