Conveyer & Caster is proud to bring customers the quality casters they are looking for. Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. gives customers the best of everything with high quality casters, focused knowledge, customer backup and support, an efficient delivery schedule, competitive pricing and reliability.
Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing Company produces more than just casters, they are a design-build manufacturer of custom carts, towable trailers, and other specialty material handling carts.
Hamilton Brand Casters available from Conveyer & Caster
Hamilton Hi-Lo Series: Light Duty Casters
Capacities from 200 to 450 lbs.
Features & Benefits
|Swivel Section||Hardened, polished steel ball s rotate in two coined and hardened swivel raceways stamped and formed from heavy gauge cold rolled steel|
|Kingpin||1/2" diameter permanent rivet|
|Axle||3/8" diameter solid bold with lock nut; spanner bushings over axle except on 3" models|
|Lubrication||Lubricated at factory; zerk axle or hub fitting on wheel on roller bearing models|
|Available Wheel Types||Aqualite®, Ebonite, Metal, Plastex, Poly-Tech®, Unilast®, Versa-Tech®, White Nylon|
|Available Wheel Sizes||3", 4", and 5"|
Standard Duty Casters
These medium duty industrial casters are from stamped metal components. Swivel casters use a double-ball race design with a rivet-type kingpin. Numerous wheel choices in 1-1/2" & 2" widths with capacities from 200 to 1,500 lbs.
Stainless Steel Casters
Three series of stainless steel casters cover three capacity ranges from 325 lbs. to 1,600 lbs. Variety of wheel choices in sizes from 3-1/2" x 1-3/8" to 8" x 2". All models boast high luster finish.
Super-Endurance Kingpinless Style Casters
Two heavy duty series utilize the same precision swivel design. A CNC-machined and hardened raceway provides easy swiveling and long life. Numerous wheel choices available in 2" and 3" wide wheels with capacities from 300 to 5,000 lbs.
Pneumatic & Semi-Pneumatic Casters
A variety of offerings in a specialty niche ranging from institutional applications to heavy duty aerospace applications. Pneumatic & Semi-Pneumatic tired casters available in diameters 6" to 25" and in capacities from 300 lbs. to 7,400 lbs.
Flanged and V-Groove Casters
The industry's most comprehensive offering of v-groove casters and single & double flanged wheel casters available.
Heavy-Duty Forged Casters
Premium forged steel casters with guranteed for life integral forged kinpin and CNC-machined raceways and precision tapered secondary load bearing.
Brand / Manufacturer Specific Information
Why select Hamilton Casters?
Many companies tout their products and services as "the best." But we feel customer evaluations are more meaningful. A recent Market Perception Study sponsored by Industrial Equipment News measured the market's perceptual understanding of these factors.
- Rep's knowledge
- Competitive Pricing
Hamilton Casters outscored the other major caster manufacturers in every single category! These results are not our opinion; rather they reflect the sentiments of customers like you. Hamilton Caster was awarded Ohio's highest manufacturing honor-the Governor's Trophy-by a panel of judges in the Ohio Manufacturer's Association Competition, Case Studies in team Excellence. Hamilton's joint labor-management team was recognized for its success as it radically reorganized the swivel caster manufacturing process which resulted in substantal productivity increases and other efficiencies.
Hamilton Casters has a lot of confidence in the quality and endurance of its casters and wheels. We're so confident that we are proud to be the first and only caster manufacturer offering an industry-leading three-year product warranty on most forged steel casters & industrial wheels. Effective on orders placed after January 1, 2004, this guarantees the original purchaser of select Hamilton products a three-year limited warranty from the date of original invoice against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship under normal use.
The list of covered part numbers is extensive! This three-year warranty covers all Hamilton Casters in the following series with Forged Steel, Metal, Duralast, XC, Poly-Soft®, Superlast® XC wheels equipped with either precision ball bearings or precision tapered bearings: MD, MDD, PSD, SEC, EHD, CH, HS2, EHD2, A, ES, FM, HS, WH, EC. All part numbers that are covered by this new warranty are now identified on this website e-catalog with the superscript 3YR. No other company offers this warranty because no other company manufactures casters and wheels to our level of quality. Hamilton casters and wheels are proving themselves day-after-day in the field. Customers who want to buy the best casters and wheels available realize that they might have to pay a little extra, but they receive substantially more value from Hamilton. It's all about buying peace of mind. And unlike many caster sources, this 3-year product warranty comes from a 96-year old manufacturer.
There's no substitute for experience - ours, or yours. Thus reads a Hamilton advertising slogan expressing how experience benefits the user. Today's customers benefit in very real ways from the improvements in designs, materials and manufacturing methods developed during Hamilton's 90+ years in business.
Founder John A. Weigel started Hamilton Casters as a moonlighting venture from his garage in 1907, the same year Oklahoma joined the Union as the 46th state and Theodore Roosevelt was serving as President. The company struggled, but earned a solid reputation as its "shoe rack casters" proved popular in the marketplace. In 1928 Hamilton entered the floor truck market when it acquired H. Zering Mfg. Co., in Cincinnati. But by the late 1930's the company was reeling from the Great Depression and Mr. Weigel's health was failing.
Saving the enterprise which the founder had risked so much to establish required another great risk during troubled economic times. That's when son-in-law Ralph Lippert stepped in and purchased the company in 1939. His wife, Esther, served as president until 1943, when Ralph became the company's third president, a position he held until 1976.
By the time the third generation of the family joined the Company in the late fifties, it was out of debt and on solid financial footing. Bob, Tom and Larry Lippert's collective challenge was to nurture and grow the business. They expanded the product line, printed modern, attractive catalogs, grew the distribution network, and launched PRONTO® quick-ship service. Office and plant facilities were expanded and new CNC and robotic technologies revolutionized the workplace. Hamilton completed the transition into its fourth generation management team in 1995, as Dave, Steve, Jim and Mark Lippert took the reins. Dave became Hamilton's fifth president.
Today the challenge is to build on the momentum created by the earlier generations. Combining the "old world" work ethic with the most sophisticated manufacturing techniques and information technologies available allows Hamilton Casters to aggressively march into its tenth decade of serving customers.