The Architectural Caster
A typical furniture caster is made up of a frame, stem, and two plastic discs snapped onto either end of a thin steel axle (where hair, carpet fiber, dust and debris collect). Most cost less than $.50 to produce, yet those on $50 chairs remain virtually indistinguishable from those on $2000 designer chairs. Where else in design-centric applications is there such disparity?
With more than 50 engineered components per caster, including high-precision chrome steel ABEC radial ball bearings, Enso was developed from the belief that casters should complement the design of the articles they mobilize. Further, that it’s possible for a caster, like great architecture, to move both functionally and emotionally.
Accent the Enso hubless architecture by selecting an inner-ring color best suited for your design environment.
Custom aesthetic requirements (i.e. size, shape, material, color) may be accommodated for OEM requirements – typically for commitments of 2000 units or more.
Smooth & Silent
Twin-wheel designs featuring thermoplastic polyurethane tires provide exceptionally smooth, silent and non-marking roll on both hard and soft surfaces.
Custom tire durometers may be accommodated for OEM requirements – typically for commitments of 2000 units or more.
Strong & Resilient
At 200 lbs. per caster (more than 2X the load rating of standard furniture casters) and certified as compliant to 130% of commercial furniture (BIFMA) life-testing standards, Enso is suitable for both standard and higher-integrity applications.
Custom load capacities may be accommodated for OEM requirements – typically for commitments of 2000 units or more.
Effortless & Flexible Installation
Several installation options are available including plate mount, threaded mount, and our standard noise-cancelling 11mm friction sleeve suitable for almost any office chair with casters manufactured in the last two decades – simply pull out the old casters and pop Enso in.
Custom mounting configurations may be accommodated for OEM requirements – typically for commitments of 2000 units or more.
Compared to traditional casters, the Enso hubless architecture contains no axle or blind openings to engage with or retain debris (i.e. hair, carpet fiber, dust, etc.).
Anti-microbial and/or anti-static requirements, autoclave and washdown requirements may be accommodated for OEM requirements – typically for commitments of 2000 units or more.
Bearings Make All the Difference
With over 57 years of US ball bearing manufacturing experience, and with multiple patents granted and international patents pending on these products, Enso is innovation in motion. Dissatisfied with the lack of aesthetic and high-integrity casters in the marketplace, our creative engineering team set out to reinvent the wheel from the inside out – starting with bearings and building around them. The result is a caster that is superior to all others with respect to both function and elegance.
When Google wanted to reinvent the wheel (and the whiteboard), they turned to Enso for a custom, high-performance architectural caster utilizing our patented hubless wheel design. After extensive research by Google’s design team searching for aesthetically viable alternatives, Enso’s caster quickly came to light. After looking at many options, Enso was chosen for its comparatively […]
With its sixth and most recent patent awarded in July of 2018, and with international patents currently pending, the Enso hubless caster is the most technologically advanced caster in the world.
Enso is particularly well suited for medical applications due to its precision rolling quality, exceptional load capacity and hygienic axle-free design, including the potential for washdown and autoclave sterilization regimens per OEM request. Our 92mm low profile was proudly selected to mobilize the Echonous AI Ultrasound Station, built in collaboration with an iconic industrial designer.