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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 […]

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 […]

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