Peter McKinnon, managing director of Rotacaster (www.rotacaster.com.au)
Facing plenty of competition, using the Rotacaster omniwheels proved to be a massive tactical advantage. The superior grip of their Rotacaster wheels proved to be too much for their opponents who were simply pushed aside with little effort.
The wheel used was from Rotacaster's 48mm wheel range with a dedicated Lego® Mindstorms® NXT compatible hub, enabling the direct application without further modification.
McKinnon said “I congratulate the young team and look forward to the World Championships in Eindhoven”.
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.
Australian Rotacaster Wheel Limited designs, manufactures and distributes innovative patented multi-directional wheels, which are quickly becoming the alternative to the swivel caster. The Rotacaster is a sturdy, precision engineered wheel, adaptable to a vast array of applications including traditional industrial, commercial, conveyer and robotic uses. The multi-directional Rotocaster wheel overcomes many of the limitations of the traditional swivel caster wheel, offering improved functionality, safety, stability and maneuverability.
Contact Rotacaster at www.rotacaster.com.au or via phone: 61 2 4907 8100
Rotacaster Wheel Ltd.
Peter McKinnon, Managing Director
+61 2 4907 8100