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Rotacaster Managing Director Talks Robot Predictions for 2013

FastPRNews(Press Release) - Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 -
Rotacaster’s Managing Director Peter McKinnon recently predicted the top robotic trend for 2013. McKinnon noted, “Robots and Robotics are increasingly prevalent both in industry and home. AGV’s and Robotic Industrial Trucks in warehousing appear to be gaining momentum with a general push of “goods to person”. Fork lifts are not favored in occupied areas. Educational institutions and a push for science and math exposure will continue to introduce robotics to the coming generations of workforce; there is a higher level of appreciation for the capability and potential of robotics to transform work, home and public environments. There potential to enrich the lives and mobility of people with disabilities is enormous and within reach both technologically and economically.”

360 degree maneuverability is achieved with Rotacaster’s direct lateral and rotational movement. Rotacaster makes manual movement of loads safer, faster and easier. The most important message communicated by safety managers is the concern and need for workplace ergonomic improvements whenever and wherever possible. Especially when workers compensation, lost work days and insurance premiums can be reduced while improving productivity.

Rotacaster Wheel Limited is an Australian company with a focus on innovative product design. Rotacaster is a patented multi-directional wheel quickly becoming the alternative to the swivel caster. The Rotacaster is a sturdy, robust wheel, adaptable to a vast array of applications and it overcomes many of the limitations associated with the traditional swivel caster wheel.

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.

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