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How to Install a Top Lock Brake on a Caster: Your Caster Connection

Brad Hays explains how to install a top lock brake on a CC Vintage (or just about any type of) caster.

How to Measure a Caster Wheel Hub Length from the Outside of the Wheel: Your Caster Connection

Brad Hays of Caster Connection explains how to measure a caster wheel’s hub length from the outside of the wheel.

CC Vintage Casters Swivel Forks Overview: Your Caster Connection

Brad Hays of Caster Connection provides an overview of CC Vintage casters’ swivel fork/rig options.

CC Vintage Caster Wheels Overview: Your Caster Connection

Brad Hays of Caster Connection provides an overview of CC Vintage caster wheels.

Blickle Ideal Stop Caster Brake System Overview: Your Caster Connection

Brad Hays of Caster Connection provides an overview of the Blickle Ideal Stop Caster System. Why the Ideal Stop? The Blickle Ideal Stop Brake itself does not rotate (in contrast to standard brakes), meaning that the Ideal Stop Brake cannot rotate into an unreachable position.

CC Vintage Casters Rigid Forks Overview: Your Caster Connection

Brad Hays of Caster Connection provides an overview of CC Vintage casters’ rigid fork/rig options.

CC Vintage Casters with Custom Color Finishes: Your Caster Connection

Brad Hays of Caster Connection provides a quick rundown on CC Vintage casters with custom finishes/coatings.

CC Vintage Casters from Caster Connection – Making Dreams Come True

Stop searching the garage! Caster Connection’s CC Vintage casters are perfect for DIY and home projects. Make your furniture rustic-chic, stylish, and mobile – with a bit of industrial flair! Whether you need an antique style or retro caster, you’re sure to find the perfect aesthetic at CasterConnection.com. Check out the accompanying video for a couple examples of awesome DIY creations.

Caster Side Lock Brake Overview: Your Caster Connection

Eric Hassen of Caster Connection gives an overview of side lock brakes for casters.

Caster Sealed Precision Ball Bearing Overview: Your Caster Connection

Eric Hassen of Caster Connection gives an overview of sealed precision ball bearings for casters.

Caster Delrin Bearing Overview: Your Caster Connection

Eric Hassen of Caster Connection gives an overview of delrin bearings for casters. Delrin bearings are great options for washdown and high humidity applications.

Caster Total Lock Brake Overview: Your Caster Connection

Eric Hassen of Caster Connection gives an overview of total lock brakes for casters.

Caster Roller Bearing Overview: Your Caster Connection

Eric Hassen of Caster Connection gives an overview of roller bearings for casters.

Caster Tech Lock Brake Overview: Your Caster Connection

Eric Hassen of Caster Connection gives an overview of tech lock brakes for casters.

 

How to Measure and Install an Expanding Adapter: Your Caster Connection

Brad Hays of Caster Connection gives an overview of expanding adapters for stem casters, including how to measure and install an expanding adapter.

CC Apex ESD (Electrostatic Dissipating) Caster Wheel Overview: Your Caster Connection

Caster Connection’s CC Apex ESD (electrostatic dissipating) wheel offers the same ergonomic, noise-reducing, and durability qualities as the original CC Apex, but with the added benefit of being electrostatic dissipating. CC Apex ESD wheels are made of a mixture of CC polyurethane and electrostatic dissipating compounds – meaning that ESD qualities exist throughout the entire wheel tread, so the wheel’s ESD qualities will never be worn down. These wheels are non-marking, and leave no airborne particles or other residue. This is particularly important in clean rooms and other environments where this kind of contamination is especially disruptive or catastrophic. Electrostatic dissipative material conducts electricity, with a surface resistivity of equal to or greater than 10^5 ohms, but less than 10^12 ohms. This material is prescribed for discharge-safe areas because it allows static electricity to flow through the caster wheels and into conductive flooring. It is highly recommended that all casters on a cart (or other fixture) in an electrostatic discharge-safe area are electrostatic dissipative, in order to strive for maximum contact with conductive flooring.

 

CC Nylex Caster Wheel Overview: Your Caster Connection

The heavy duty nylon CC Nylex wheel is a superb ergonomic choice for carrying very heavy weight loads. Providing impact absorption and sheer strength components without breakdown, the CC Nylex has an outstanding ability to roll with ease. Its slight crown and hard tread design grant users boundless mobility and performs almost exclusively maintenance-free.

How To Use and Install a Swivel Lock Onto a Caster: Your Caster Connection

Want to know how to install and use a 4-position swivel lock? Watch this! Joe Lyden of Caster Connection explains how to use and install both a hand-activated and a foot-activated swivel lock with a plate mount swivel caster rig. Swivel locks allow the conversion of a swivel caster into a rigid caster, for pushing/pulling carts long distances in a straight line.

 

CC Stout Caster Wheel Overview: Your Caster Connection

Using a slightly-crowned flat-tread design, the CC Stout series of wheels offers the same excellent mobility and ergonomics as the industry-changing CC Apex wheel, while capably carrying much heavier weight loads due its tread shape. CC Stout wheels are available with a strong, painted iron core for applications that require movement of heavy weight loads. The CC Stout line of series offers 3 different options: the original CC Stout, the CC Stout HD, and the CC Stout AL. The CC Stout AL series utilizes a light-weight heat-dissipating aluminum core for faster-moving applications.

The Cure for Caster Flutter

Have you found yourself faced with the ongoing issue of “caster flutter” on your warehouse carts? Also referred to as “shimmy”, this is an easily fixable problem for the experts at Caster Connection.

 

How to Install and Use a Quick-Change Caster Pad: Your Caster Connection

Joe Lyden of Caster Connection explains how to use a quick-change (also known as a quick-mount) caster pad for easy installation and change-out of plate mount casters on carts and other mobile objects. Caster pads allow the removal and attachment of casters, with minimal removal and reinsertion of nuts and screws. Quick-Change/Quick-Mount Caster Pads are attached to carts by welding the pad to the bottom of the cart.

I’ll take a stout…CC Stout.

Want a stout that’s incredibly smooth, orange…ergonomic, heavy duty, and has 0% alcohol? Then the CC Stout caster wheel – not a stout beer – is right for you! Great for automotive and other heavy manufacturing environments, we recommend pairing the CC Stout with a CC Peak maintenance-free caster rig. The incredibly resilient polyurethane of the CC Stout wheel aids in push/pull performance, durability, and flooring preservation.

CC Apex Ergonomic Casters and Wheels Infomercial

Experience the best in casters and wheels with the ergonomic, noise-reducing, debris-repelling CC Apex line.

That’s not all! Pair the CC Apex caster wheel with Caster Connection’s maintenance-free caster rig for a caster that’s even easier to push and pull – without the maintenance!

Avoid Caster Disasters by Working with Caster Connection

Keith Casterson of 360 News introduces stories of workers from prominent manufacturing plants who have experienced caster disasters by choosing incorrect casters and wheels for their applications.

Joe Lyden and Jeremy King of Caster Connection explain how these workers could have been saved from caster disasters by working with Caster Connection.

CC Peak Maintenance-Free Ergonomic Swivel Caster Rig

In need of an ergonomic solution to reduce your push/pull force? Explore the incredibly ergonomic CC Peak maintenance-free caster rig from Caster Connection.

How To Replace Office Chair Casters: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to remove office chair casters from an office chair, and how to install new casters onto the chair.

Shop Ice casters (like the ones you see in the video)

How to Install a Brake on a Caster: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to install a tech lock brake onto a caster.

CC Apex: Quiet Casters in the Medical Environment

Check out the difference in decibel output of commodity casters vs. the decibel output of CC Apex casters in a medical environment in this quick video.

CC Apex 2″ wide casters and wheels are well-known for their awesome ergonomics, durability and quietness in manufacturing environments – so Caster Connection created a 1.25″ wide version to bring the same benefits to medical and other industries!

 

Anatomy of a Stem Caster: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains the various types of stem mount casters: grip ring stem, square stem, hollow kingpin, threaded stem, grip-neck stem, expanding stem/expanding adapter – and options such as tack-welding and dust caps.

Measuring Caster Wheel Tread Width: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to measure one of the most commonly focused-on specs of casters: wheel tread width.

Measuring Caster Top Plates and Bolt-Hole Patterns: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to measure one of the most commonly focused-on specs of casters: top plates and bolt-hole patterns.

Measuring Caster Stem Size: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to measure one of the most commonly focused-on specs of casters: stem size.

Measuring Caster Overall Height: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to measure one of the most commonly focused-on specs of casters: overall height.

Measuring Caster Hub Length: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to measure one of the most commonly focused-on specs of casters: wheel hub length.

Measuring Caster Wheel Diameter: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to measure one of the most commonly focused-on specs of casters: wheel diameter.

Measuring Caster Specs: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains how to measure the most commonly focused-on specs of casters: wheel diameter, wheel tread width, wheel hub length, caster rig top plate and bolt hole patterns, caster stem sizes, and caster overall height.

What is a Caster?: Your Caster Connection

Morgan Hughes of Caster Connection explains what a caster is, what a caster is composed of, and the importance of specifying the proper caster for a particular application and environment.

CC Apex Caster Wheel vs. Imitators: Your Caster Connection

Caster Connection Director of Sales, Joe Lyden explains that although imitation products have an aesthetic similarity to the CC Apex caster wheel because of their orange color, it is incredibly important to understand how imitation products don’t measure up to the CC Apex in terms of performance.

Hard Caster Wheels vs. Soft Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Caster Connection Director of Sales, Joe Lyden explains the differences in performance between high durometer (hard) caster wheels and low durometer (soft) caster wheels.

Plate Mount Swivel Caster Rig Types – Kingpin, Kingpinless, Maintenance-Free: Your Caster Connection

Caster Connection Director of Sales, Joe Lyden explains the differences in construction and performance between kingpin, kingpinless, and maintenance-free plate-mount swivel caster rigs.

Rubber On Iron Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 350 to 2100 pounds per wheel, the 80 Shore A black rubber is chemically bonded to a semi-steel wheel core and has an operating temperature range of -40 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit. Providing good floor protection and quiet movement, it is an economically friendly wheel that provides decent resistance to shock and vibration, but is not recommended for environments where water or floor debris is present. It is also not recommended for delicate flooring, as it can leave marks when operated in less than ideal circumstances.

Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 75 to 1100 pounds per wheel, the 75 Shore A thermoplastic rubber, or “TPR” wheel tread is chemically bonded to a polyolefin core and has an operating temperature range of -40 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit. TPR wheels feature a shock-absorbing cushioned ride, while providing good floor protection and quiet rolling operation. Resistant to cleaning chemicals, acids, alcohol, and water, TPR wheels are an excellent choice for wash-down applications.

Solid Polyurethane Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 300 to 1000 pounds per wheel, the 60 Shore D solid polyurethane wheel is a solid cast, one-piece design that eliminates the possibility of wheel tread debonding issues, and has an operating temperature range of -50 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit. Solid poly wheels offer a smooth ride, are non-marking, provide good floor protection, and are not affected by grease, oils, most chemicals and cleaning solutions, and are 100 percent washable and steam cleanable.

Polyurethane On Polyolefin Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 75 to 1400 pounds per wheel, the 60 Shore D polyurethane wheel tread is chemically and mechanically bonded to a polyolefin core and has an operating temperature range of -40 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit. “Poly on Poly” wheels are durable and light-weight, and offer good weight capacities along with a variety of wheel core and wheel tread colors.

Polyurethane On Steel Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 500 to 4400 pounds per wheel, the 95 Shore A polyurethane elastomer is chemically bonded to a semi steel wheel core and has an operating temperature range of -40 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit. Poly on steel wheels offer high weight capacities while providing good floor protection, and works well in both indoor and outdoor environments. The wheel core can rust when wet, so this wheel is not recommended for applications which operate where water is present.

Polyurethane On Iron Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 600 to 3500 pounds per wheel, the 95 Shore A polyurethane elastomer is chemically bonded to a solid iron wheel core and has an operating temperature range of -40 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit. Poly on iron wheels offer higher weight capacities, durability, and greater mobility than standard poly on steel wheels. The wheel core can rust when wet, so this wheel is not recommended for applications which operate where water is present.

Polyurethane On Aluminum Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 500 to 1500 pounds per wheel, the 87 Shore A polyurethane elastomer is chemically and mechanically bonded to an extremely durable precision aluminum wheel core and has an operating temperature range of -40 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit. The double bonding helps prevent tread separation, and due to the combination of numerous factors including the aluminum core, high-quality polyurethane tread, and precision ball bearings, crown-tread polyurethane on aluminum wheels are by far the best bet for towline and continuous-operation applications.

Polyolefin Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 100 to 900 pounds per wheel, the 70 Shore D polyolefin wheel is a solid injection-molded wheel that is lightweight and economically-friendly. Featuring an operating temperature range of -40 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit, polyolefin wheels are 100% washable and highly resistant to organic solvents, oil, grease, most chemicals, acids, and cleaning solutions.

Phenolic Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 300 to 8000 pounds per wheel, the 90 Shore D wheel is made from phenolic resin mixed with macerated canvas and has an operating temperature range of -50 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit. Phenolic wheels offer high weight capacities, and easy roll ability on clean, debris-free floors. While resistant to oil, grease, and solvents, phenolic wheels become sponges to liquids when they are chipped or damaged, so this wheel is not recommended for applications which operate where water is present.

Heavy-Duty Nylon Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 1000 to 3200 pounds per wheel, the 73-75 Shore D heavy-duty nylon wheel offers the best durability and performance of any elastomer type wheel on the market. Featuring an operating temperature range of -50 to +180 degrees Fahrenheit, this wheel offers a smooth ergonomic ride, along with extreme impact strength and abrasion/compression resistance, and will not flat-spot. The precision ball bearings which come standard allow the solid elastomer wheel to be used in towline applications.

Glass-Filled Nylon Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 900 to 1400 pounds per wheel, the 75 Shore D injection molded glass-filled nylon wheel has the same weight capacity of a steel wheel, yet is dramatically more light weight and is able to operate in wet conditions without rusting. This wheel has an operating temperature range of -45 to +350 degrees Fahrenheit, and offers extreme impact strength, good abrasion and compression resistance, and will not flat-spot.

Ductile Steel Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 1,200 to 10,000 pounds per wheel, the ductile steel wheel is made from a combination of special alloys that give it higher weight capacities than cast iron, while being more economically-friendly than drop-forged wheels. Featuring an operating temperature range of -45 to +800 degrees Fahrenheit, ductile steel wheels have extra thick walled, heavy-duty core, hub, and tread faces, and have a tensile strength of 45,000 PSI.

Cast Iron Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 200 to 2500 pounds per wheel, this cast iron or “semi steel” wheel offers a strong, durable, cost-effective solution for heavy loads, and has an operating temperature range of -45 to +600 degrees Fahrenheit. Cast Iron wheels feature a hard tread that rolls easily on clean, debris-free floors, and are highly abrasion-resistant. The wheel can rust when wet, so this wheel is not recommended for applications which operate where water is present.

Cast Iron V-Groove Caster Wheels: Your Caster Connection

Featuring weight capacities of 300 to 3,500 pounds per wheel, cast iron v-groove wheels are made specifically for use on inverted angle iron tracks. Featuring an operating temperature range of -45 to +600 degrees Fahrenheit, these wheels features a precisely-machined 90 degree v-groove with an added relief groove which enables load equalization, and come in standard groove width sizes of 7/8 inch and 1-3/8 inch.

Up Your Caster with CC Apex

Find out why Caster Connection’s CC Apex line of casters and wheels will help you to “up your caster”. With over 1 million CC Apex in the operations’ of Honda, Ford, John Deere, BMW and General Motors, these casters and wheels are recognized industry-wide as the gold standard in ergonomics, versatility and reliability.

Material Handling Cart Chain Steering System

Caster Connection Director of Sales, Joe Lyden demonstrates the performance capabilities of a cart equipped with the ergonomic Blickle Chain Steering System vs. a cart without a chain steering system.

Caster Olympics

Visit our CC Apex page for more information about the amazing CC Apex caster

Self-Centering Caster Rig

Jeremy King of Caster Connection demonstrates the functionality and capabilities of the Self-Centering Caster Rig available from Caster Connection. Contact Caster Connection for more information.

Dead Man Brake Caster and Central Locking System Demonstration

A demonstration of how the Dead Man Brake and Central Locking System work in conjunction with casters on a cart to make it safer. Contact Caster Connection for more information.

CC Apex Caster Wheel Resiliency Demonstration

Caster Connection Director of Sales, Joe Lyden explains how the CC Apex caster wheel out-performs the competition by storing energy, thus making it more resilient and easier to push.