Motor-Powered Caster helps minimize risk of injury.

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Integrating ¼ or ½ hp electric motor with industrial caster, Drive Caster™ can be added to carts and racks, enabling users to move loads up to 6,000 lb at up to 5 mph. Adding second Drive Caster™ doubles load capacity that can be moved and enables tank-style steering, where each caster pushes in opposite directions to turn. Eliminating manual pushing or pulling, caster is suited for applications in automotive, aerospace, warehousing and distribution industries.



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Caster Concepts to Feature First Industrial Motor-Powered Caster at MODEX



See the Drive Caster™ in action at booth #5077 and attend the press conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5.



Albion, MI - Caster Concepts Inc. (CasterConcepts.com), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, will showcase its latest innovation, the first motorized industrial caster, at MODEX 2016 April 4-7 in Atlanta.



With the development of the Drive Caster™, Caster Concepts elevates the design and development of casters to better meet the needs of today's workforce. The Drive Caster™ integrates an electric motor with an industrial caster to create a single unit that can easily be added to carts, racks or just about anything that rolls on casters. With a mere flip of a switch, operators can effortlessly move heavy loads without fear of injury.



The Drive Caster™, along with the company's full line of ergonomic and noise-reduction casters, will be on display at MODEX, booth #5077. The company will host a press conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, to discuss how its innovations reduce workplace injuries.



"This is a game changer because it is the first all-in-one, motorized industrial caster. Sure, there are motors that can be added to casters and carts, but we are the first to put them together into one unit for industrial applications," said Caster Concepts CEO Bill Dobbins.



Caster Concepts offers the Drive Caster™ with a quarter-horsepower or half-horsepower motor, powerful enough to move loads of up to 6,000 pounds at up to five miles per hour. Adding a second Drive Caster™ doubles the load capacity that can be moved and enables tank-style steering, where each caster pushes in opposite directions to turn.



The Drive Caster™ (CasterConcepts.com/Drive-Caster) can be used in any application and in any industry, from automotive to aerospace, warehousing to distribution. And by making heavy loads easy to move Caster Concepts has eliminated the need for manual pushing or pulling, reducing the risk of injury and the need for multiple operators.



"Basically, this is a retrofit. Companies don't have to go out and buy a new cart. Our motorized casters have the weight capacities equivalent to an automated guided vehicle's (AGV's) at a lower cost," Dobbins said. "Essentially, you can put a Drive Caster™ on anything that uses an industrial caster."



Watch the Drive Caster™ in action now on YouTube.



Visit booth #5077 to see the full array of Caster Concepts products including: Drive Cart; Drive Caster; Swivel on Swivel rig on TWERGO wheels; and Ergo Maxx New Ergo Maxx.



About Caster Concepts

Caster Concepts designs and builds industrial casters and wheels for virtually any application. ISO 9001-2008 certified, Caster Concepts manufactures heavy-duty products to withstand impact, corrosion, temperature extremes and industrial chemical environments. Caster Concepts multi-functional casters and wheels provide solutions in industrial, automotive, food service, aerospace, material handling and many other demanding markets. Visit www.casterconcepts.com.



Caster Concepts Inc., 16000 East Michigan Avenue, Albion, MI 49224

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