Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., created what is said to be the first motorized industrial caster.

The Drive Caster integrates an electric motor with an industrial caster to create a single unit that can be easily 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 boasts a quarter horsepower or a half horsepower motor, powerful enough to move loads up to 6,000 pounds at up to 5 miles per hour. The Drive Caster also eliminates the need for manual pushing or pulling, reducing the risk of injury and the need for multiple operators.

Caster Concepts Inc.