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Casters 101

November 4, 2019 By: Bill deMink

Casters 101

Many people, when asked what a caster is, stumble for a correct answer, or simply don’t know. Once you start noticing casters however, you quickly see that they’re everywhere, being used in countless areas of industry, food service, health care, and transportation. So what exactly is a caster? A caster is an undriven, single, double, or compound wheel that is de [..]

Taking no prisoners: The Full Metal Jackets Robotics Team

May 10, 2019 By: Bill deMink

Taking no prisoners: The Full Metal Jackets Robotics Team

When most people hear the words "Full Metal Jacket," they think of the famous movie that covered the intensity of the Vietnam war.  However, with the recent success of the Full Metal Jackets 5205, a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team from Concord, that name association may soon change. The Full Metal Jackets 5205 started in 2013, and one of their first priorities was learning the rules of the FIRST competition. FIRST sta [..]

The Benefits of Remolding Poly Wheels for Heavy-Duty Casters.

March 20, 2019 By: Bill deMink

The Benefits of Remolding Poly Wheels for Heavy-Duty Casters.

Polyurethane wheels offer a durable, ergonomic and efficient tread to any heavy-duty caster – but the rigors of heavy loads, long runs, and high speeds eventually take their toll, giving you the choice of remolding or replacing the wheel. Even when used within the limits of the original compound, most poly tires will wear to the point that they need replacing. In many cases, remolding the origina [..]

Bracket Challenge 2019

March 10, 2019 By: Edwin Rodriguez

Bracket Challenge 2019

Congratulations to our winners! Click the "View Standings" button to view final results. *Winners will be contacted via email by a Caster Concepts representative.  [..]

Albion Machine & Tool: A company at the forefront of emerging technology, with a strong foothold in tradition.

November 6, 2018 By: Bill deMink

Albion Machine & Tool:  A company at the forefront of emerging technology, with a strong foothold in tradition.

Tradition is defined as the handing down of beliefs and information from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. In the case of Albion Machine & Tool, multiple generations of employees have contributed countless hours of human talent and passed down hands-on experience to f [..]

Caster Concepts to Set Up Booth at This Year’s GSE Expo

September 10, 2018 By: GMS

Caster Concepts to Set Up Booth at This Year’s GSE Expo

The International Airport Ground Support Expo is an annual event that showcases the latest innovation and technology designed to make the ground support industry as a whole safer and more efficient. This year, we will set up our Caster Concepts booth to demonstrate our latest offerings as well as the different ways in which our products can benefit the industry. What Is the GSE Expo? [..]

Forklift Maintenance: Save Money With Caster Concepts Casters

January 25, 2018 By: GMS

Forklift Maintenance: Save Money With Caster Concepts Casters

Have you seen the latest on how We Save Forklift Operators Dough in Retail Logistics International? Here’s a quick rundown! When faced with heavy-duty machinery that takes a lot of wear and tear, for example like forklifts, maintenance costs ca [..]

Come See How One Distributor Used our Polyurethane Sprockets

January 3, 2018 By: GMS

Come See How One Distributor Used our Polyurethane Sprockets

Here at Caster Concepts, we specialize in creating some of the world’s most unique casters and caster wheel systems for a variety of industries. However, they can also do much more – including keeping conveyors running with fewer maintenance issues and less downtime. One case study focuses on how the company helped a leading distributor solve conveyor problems with polyurethane sprockets. What Is a Sprocket? A sprocket is much like a gear in that engages [..]

Albion Manufacturer of the Year

April 22, 2016 By: Bill deMink

Albion Manufacturer of the Year

Albion, MI. Feb. 27, 2013 — Caster Concepts Inc, a premier manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and wheels, was honored to be selected “Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year for 2012.” This award is given to a local manufacturer who demonstrates leadership, creates jobs and is involved in the community. The honor recognizes both the intrinsic and the measurable benefits a company provides to the Albion area and its residents. During the acc [..]

TWERGO®: Industrial Caster Hero for Many Applications

January 19, 2015 By: Bill deMink

TWERGO®: Industrial Caster Hero for Many Applications

Sometimes, the smallest details can make the biggest difference. In the case of industrial manufacturing, a simple change to your industrial cart’s caster wheels can offer significant increases in productivity. TWERGO® — an acronym for Twin or Triple Wheel ERGOnomic — was designed with one primary goal in mind – to reduce the force needed to start, stop and turn a cart. In lab testing, the patented twin-wheel, independently rotating mechanism of [..]

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