Today, everything is automated. We have self-driving cars, self-checkouts, social media feeds, etc. The list goes on and on.
We already have robotic welders and automatic assembly lines regarding physical labor jobs and automation. Why do we still need to manually move carts and dollies and hook them to tractors and forklifts to get around a facility?
With motorized wheels, we don’t have to.
Additionally, as safety is always a priority, motorized wheels are a great preventative measure for worker injury. Along with risk management, productivity could also be increased in turn.
The Fully Powered Drive Caster
We offer the premier product for the motorization of carts and dollies. While many companies only offer drive assist motors or motors you still need to push along, the Conceptual Innovations Drive Caster is fully powered. The Drive Caster can support up to 2,000 lbs. per caster and towing up to 5,000. You can control it with just the touch of a button or belted remote.
Drive Caster can integrate into various applications, above and beyond industrial carts and racks, such as dollies, moving walls, turntables, platforms, machinery, and more.
For example, our Drive Caster Systems include our Drive Cart. This powered material handling cart allows a single operator to easily move heavy loads up to 10,000 lbs. effortlessly and efficiently (think moving more parts on the same number of carts). The drive system can also be disengaged when towing in a train.
If you’re new to motorized casters and need help deciding if Drive Caster could be proper, check out our Caster Concepts blog post here, which breaks down when it might fit your job.
Halo Omnidirectional Drive System
If you need to move more than 5,000 lbs., you’re not out of luck. Capable of moving 100,000lbs, we have our Halo Omnidirectional Drive System. The technology behind HaloDrive Pods enables these motor-powered omnidirectional wheels to have unlimited maneuverability. In addition, the modular design enables weight capacities of up to 50 Tons and dimensions up to 100ft x 100ft.
The independently rotating electric caster wheels can start in any direction and move with precision within +/- .5MM. Additionally, there are options for wheel treads, and the best part is that HaloDrive Pods do not require certification or special training for operation.
Retrofitting is ideal for adding omnidirectional motor-powered mobility for equipment used in manufacturing and maintaining everything from aircraft to wind turbines. You can count on it to simplify challenging and complex jobs.
We’ve helped companies like NASA achieve success with motorized wheels. Check out our case study to see exactly how the Halo Omnidirectional Drive system helped solve the issues they faced.
Motorized wheels are the future: Here at Caster Concepts, we understand the importance of innovation and automation as we transition to a more automated world. Let Caster Concepts devise the solution so you don’t have to.