Caster Wheels and Rigs
Caster wheels are a key part of any cart or workbench. They make it easier to move objects around a warehouse or workspace and are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials and configurations.
How to Choose the Right Caster Wheels
Depending on your application, casters can be either rigid or swivel. Rigid casters limit movement to a straight line while swivel casters allow for more flexibility, making them a great option for moving equipment and carts along paths that don’t follow a predictable path.
Rigs and Wheel Construction
Choosing the right caster rig is crucial to the performance of a caster, and can greatly affect caster durability, ease of use and overall efficiency in your space. There are many different caster rig options available, including stainless steel rigs for applications where rust is an issue.
On a Roll: Understanding the Different Types of Caster Wheels for Industrial Applications
Forged steel caster wheels are an excellent choice for heavy-duty industrial applications, as they provide superior load capacity and impact strength when compared to ductile steel wheels. They are also highly abrasion-resistant, can withstand tremendous heat, and have bearings that include plain, tapered, Teflon and roller bearings.
Hard Rubber Caster Wheels
These casters are used in environments with mild chemicals, oily and greasy areas, metal chips on the floor, high heat, and extreme cold such as +45degF. They are durable, easy to start, and do not flatten under heavy loads. They also help reduce noise. Most chemicals, oils, grease, solvents and cleaning agents are resistant to hard rubber caster wheels.
Caster wheels are a key part of any cart or workbench. They make it easier to move objects around a…