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Your Guide to Casters and Wheels for Automated Guided Vehicles

January 7, 2021

Heavy Duty Casters

Power Savings. Easier movement means less strain on AGV batteries

As the AGV movement experts, Caster Concepts has a full line of  AGV cart casters and wheels, offering better maneuverability, less resistance needed to turn, increased battery life, and maintenance-free options to increase the longevity of the casters.

Better Maneuverability with TWERGO® Twin- and Triple-Wheel Designs

Heavy Duty CastersTWERGO® Twin- and Triple-wheel designs have independently spinning wheels that rotate in either direction and at any rate, minimizing friction and reducing effort when turning and maneuvering. These wheels are ideal for AGVs and long Tugger trains. Their superior maneuverability also means shorter paths and less install work. 

 

Minimize the Effects of Poor Flooring/Uneven Loading with CasterShox® Shock Absorbing CasterHeavy Duty Casters

CasterShoX® utilizes patented technology that combines the very best attributes of spring technology and polymer dampening technology. Besides offering the ultimate in noise dampening on busy plant floors,  they are designed to absorb shock at the axle level, significantly reducing the impact on the cart and its contents.


Case Study: AGV Cart with High Maneuverability and Payload.

Heavy Duty CastersThe Situation: BAE approached Conceptual Innovations to developed an Omni Directional Cart capable of carrying 40K lbs. of payload in and out of weld cells.

The Solution: A complete turnkey cart (100″ wide by 250″ long) was developed that consisted of 4 Omni Directional drive pods and 4 load-bearing swivel-on-swivel 97 Series casters from Caster Concepts. LEARN MORE.


Single Drive and Omni Drive systems.

Our Single Drive Casters easily retrofit existing equipment and are one of the most efficient ways to reduce operator injury and move much heavier loads. As shown in the case study above, our multi-pod Omni Direction Drive Systems are available in many configurations to solve a variety of challenging applications.

In-House Polyurethane Manufacturing for any Situation

95A Standard, 700 Hard, Ergotread, T/R85, HPPT, T/R 95,Polyurethane Wheels are often used on automated guided vehicles due to the variety of different hardness (durometer) available to achieve specific benefits. Our Urethanes range from high performance for drive wheels to non-marking, debris rejecting, and energy-efficient for improved power usage. All our wheels are manufactured in house, allowing us to customize and engineer a polyurethane solution for any application.

Caster Concepts has a full line of AGV cart casters and wheels designed for use with AGVs and tuggers, offering an efficient and economical choice for many continuous-duty applications. 


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