Holonomic Robot Wheels from Rotacaster Rated Best

 

Tighes Hill, NSW -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/15/2012 -- The Rotacaster omni wheel is well-suited to robotics because it is tougher with a fully injection-molded frame ensuring no lost rollers. Engineering grade polymer structure with no steel inserts or pins and choice of polyurethane rollers guarantees optimum durability.

According to Peter McKinnon, managing director of Rotacaster, “Holonomic robot wheels by Rotacaster Wheel Limited offer the ultimate in maneuverability and are built with the durability and ride quality of an industrial floor wheel.” This high performance robotic wheel is unique construction makes it the toughest, smoothest and fastest robotic wheel on the market with a choice of polyurethane or Santoprene rollers for outstanding durability and traction.

The Rotacaster omni wheel is smoother and engineered to minimize roller play on axles; fully bushed rollers ensure smooth consistent motion.

The Rotacaster omni wheel is faster because rollers deliver greater traction and acceleration.

Rotacaster, while fixed in a primary orientation, facilitates movement in any direction without the need of a traditional swivel mount. Omni-wheels have been used in conveyor and light-duty robotics applications for years, yet the Rotacaster multi-directional wheel is engineered to provide additional robustness, durability, and ride quality necessary as an industrial floor wheel.

Applications for the Rotacaster range from material handling equipment (hand trucks, trolleys, dollies, carts, skates) to shopping carts and luggage; from conveyor transfers, pipe rollers, and other inverted applications to robotics and patient lifts in medical settings.

McKinnon shared the company mission, noting, "At Rotacaster Wheel Limited, we truly believe our unique products have the potential to revolutionize workplaces by offering real equipment solutions that create a safer working environment. With core values such as safety, quality and innovation, our award winning company strives to design ergonomic products that are practical and that will reduce overall costs by reducing workplace injury and increasing productivity."


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