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Industrial Caster Wheels: Design Driven by Ergonomics

November 1, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

Industrial Caster Wheels: Design Driven by Ergonomics

How wheel application reduces push pull forces on manual cart in manufacturing-TWERGO®.Are two really better than one? It’s a time-honored question that is applicable to things like relationships, that extra hot dog at the beach — and heavy duty industrial caster wheels. The latter is certainly true if you ask the folks at Autrans Corporation, a manufacturing company based in Ingersoll, On [..]

Hearing Loss is the 2nd Most Common Workplace Illness

September 5, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

Hearing Loss is the 2nd Most Common Workplace Illness

Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise 16 Million of them work in the Manufacturing Sector which accounts for 13% of the US workforce According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational hearing loss is the 2nd most common, non fatal occupational illness This data is only for workers that have become hearing impaired, data for workers with measurable occupational hearing [..]

New 87 Series, Heavy Duty Maintenance Free Casters for Industrial Applications

September 4, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

New 87 Series, Heavy Duty Maintenance Free Casters for Industrial Applications

Caster Concepts is pleased to introduce the new 87 Series Caster. Designed for cost effective performance in heavy duty settings, the 87 Series’ are durable, maintenance free, industrial casters that will perform in the most abusive applications and a variety of manufacturing environments. The 87 Series is an ergonomic, and economic, option for heavy-duty industrial applic [..]

Do You Need “Rust Free” Shock Absorbing Casters?

August 6, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

Do You Need “Rust Free” Shock Absorbing Casters?

Modern Suspension Systems, the leading supplier of heavy duty casters for aviation ground support, is now part of Caster Concepts. This brings together two of the highest quality lines in the caster business. Caster Concepts investments in engineering and manufacturing will enhance the Modern line, while building upon the high quality shock a [..]

“Build Your Own” Caster Configurator 2.0 Released

July 7, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

“Build Your Own” Caster Configurator 2.0 Released

 Caster Concepts Custom Configurator has been a popular tool for engineers and CAD designers looking to ensure they have the optimal caster for their application. Based upon user feedback, we have added the following enhancements to make designing custom casters efficient: – All caster and caster wheel models can now be downloaded – Parametric searc [..]

Custom Casters vs Standard Casters – Why you should consider custom industrial casters

June 6, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

Many users see casters like a commodity and the only differentiating factor is price. For some applications that may work fine and cheaper is truly better. At Caster Concepts we believe that your casters are truly key parts of your business and that getting the exact caster [..]

Reducing Stress and Fatigue Through Improved Caster Ergonomics

May 6, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

When people work with mobile carts and platforms the resulting forces on the human body can cause stress and fatigue. “The acceleration of an object is proportional to the force acting upon it and is directed in the direction of the force.” – Newton’s second law of motion Proper workplace push/pull procedure involves human, applicati [..]

Caster Concepts Acquires Modern Suspension Systems Caster Line

May 1, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

Caster Concepts Acquires Modern Suspension Systems Caster Line

Albion, MI – May, 1, 2014 – Caster Concepts, Inc., manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and wheels, has acquired the assets of Modern Suspension Systems of Rockford, IL.  [..]

Failure Modeling for Successful Application

March 31, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

Failure Modeling for Successful Application

For polyurethane treaded wheels, the prominent mode of failure is the bond between the tread and hub. The mechanism leading to bond failure is excessive heat in the bond region. Such heat i [..]

Remold Polyurethane Wheels & Conveyor Rollers

March 24, 2014 By: Dallis Reynolds

Remold Polyurethane Wheels & Conveyor Rollers

Polyurethane wheels and conveyor rollers, when used in an industrial environment, can wear and eventually fail for a variety of reasons. When the time comes to replace it may be worth your time to consider “remolding” on an existing core.Heavy loads, long runs, and high speeds can cause excessive heat build-up that breaks down the polyurethane compound. Even when used in within the limits of the original compound most poly tires will wear to the point that they need to be repl [..]

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