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In the Driver’s seat: Automotive Supplier Equips Drive Caster™ Kits to Improve Ergonomics and Efficiency in Plant Operations.

November 12, 2018 By: Bill deMink

In the Driver’s seat: Automotive Supplier Equips Drive Caster™ Kits to Improve Ergonomics and Efficiency in Plant Operations.
A large global automotive supplier was utilizing carts of various weights and sizes to transport materials around their plant. With so many configurations, moving these carts manually, especially in tight spaces, was becoming a costly challenge.

Precious Cargo: Dual Wheel Shock Absorbing Casters Helps Carry 65,000lb. Jet Engines

August 16, 2018 By: Bill deMink

Precious Cargo: Dual Wheel Shock Absorbing Casters Helps Carry 65,000lb. Jet Engines
A manufacturer of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV’s) needed casters that could support 65,000lb jet engines, in addition to the 4,000 lb. weight of the vehicle. Each engine that is carried on the AGV’s is valued at several million dollars, making a secure and safe cargo the utmost priority. The design...

Case Study: Major Marine Product Manufacturer

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Major Marine Product Manufacturer
A major manufacturer of marine products was designing a deck dolly to move a prototyped component of a new 68-food luxury boat through their facility. Having the ability to build larger products would be a game-changer for this manufacturer. Moving the prototype through the facility wasn't working because it was...

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System
A manufacturer of testing systems for oil refineries developed an equipment testing machine for testing valves on oil pipelines. The test machine utilizes large steel plates that are 4 feet in diameter and weigh about 3000 lbs. These plates move back and forth on a track approximately 9 feet long....

Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer
A leading tire manufacturer had a problem with an important piece of equipment at their facility: the large tread trucks used for moving rubber by hand around the plant had become exceedingly heavy - too much for one person to push alone safely. The polyurethane tires on the cart's wheels...

Case Study: Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-free Environment

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-free Environment
An automobile manufacturer wanted to move toward a forklift-free environment to reduce costs and improve workplace safety. This is no small task and they quickly realized that industrial carts were going to play a huge role in the forklift-free facility. Their carts needed a product that was durable, easy to...

Case Study: CasterShoX®

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: CasterShoX®
After years of research and development and a quarter million dollar investment, Caster Concepts is pleased to announce: CasterShoX® casters – a radically new line of shock absorption casters. CasterShoX® reduce noise levels by as much as 90%, cost 20-50% less than conventional spring-loaded casters and can reduce shock loads by up to 80%.

Case Study: Conversion Drive Caster® Aides in Boat Building

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Conversion Drive Caster® Aides in Boat Building
A leading manufacturer of boats and yachts was had an issue moving a large cart of dies and castings from their press area to stamping in their facility. This caused a bottleneck that risked employee injury. The carts were moved lengthwise down a long hallway, then they needed to make...

Case Study: Steering Component for Large Trucks

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Steering Component for Large Trucks
A manufacturer of automotive and truck steering columns and shifters was having difficulty with a telescoping steering wheel mechanism for large trucks. The part needed to be able to slide back and forth freely while also handling more torque than it previously was able to handle. This change in torque...
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