Ergonomic casters are designed to create less friction with the ground. This benefit can significantly reduce the force exerted to move and turn a cart or dollie, resulting in reduced risk of injury and the associated costs and potentially increase productivity.
Tapered treads, independently rotating wheels and round wheels reduce the initial and continuous push force required to move a cart or dolly. Swivel on swivel designs offer longer leads than conventional casters and reduces the force required to rotate the caster and start it rolling while reducing side-to-side shifting. In addition, higher-profile wheels can increase carrying capacity without changing wheel size.
You’ll find a wide selection of ergonomic casters and options focused on providing efficiency gains and lowering the cost associated with operator injuries for a more profitable and productive workplace.
Caster Concepts offers a variety of ways to achieve ergonomic efficiency in the workplace. These products are engineered to reduce initial, continuous, and turning push/pull force for a wide variety of applications.
Our ergonomic caster wheel products range from our patented TWERGO® wheels that achieve significant force reduction with independently rotating wheels that can rotate in either direction to the Drive Caster®, the first motor-powered industrial caster that can move extremely heavy loads effortlessly.
Designed for a variety of uses, including AGVs, Tuggers, and other higher-speed applications as well as carts and dollies that need to move greater weights while reducing the push force required to keep them moving.
Caster Concepts has a wide variety of caster options. Many of these not only improve function – but also provide safety and add longevity to the product. When considering safety options, the most common consideration would be caster locks, caster brakes, toe guards, and reinforced legs. Options that extend the life of a caster are primarily options that seal the bearing of the caster to prevent contamination of the precision parts.
Other options include threaded zerks for when an application is difficult and high level of maintenance is required and track brush wipers that keep debris from stopping movement or damaging a wheel. These options can be added at the time of manufacturing or after the caster is fully assembled.