Choosing the Right Caster Wheels for Your Application

Caster Wheels

Caster Wheels

In materials handling, casters are an important component. They allow carts, wheelbarrows, pallet jacks, and other equipment to roll smoothly over all types of surfaces without damaging them or causing injury. Learn more

Choosing the Right Casters for Your Application

Different applications require different types of casters. These vary in size, bearing type and materials. It is also important to consider the floor conditions and environment the casters will be used in.

The best casters are designed to work well in your specific environment. They can handle harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures while minimizing noise and damage to floors.

Casters can be made of different types of materials and have different load capacities, too. The materials themselves can vary from elastomers (rubber and polyurethane), phenolic, nylons, steel or even two-part plastics.

Usually caster wheels have a bearing built into them, though some are self-lubricating. This is to help ensure that the casters will last longer and operate smoothly.

The Differences Between Pneumatic and Solid Caster Wheels

The Wheel: Various types of caster wheels are available, from flanged to solid swivel. Flanged casters use steel tracking for reduced guiding and rolling effort. This reduces the toll of load capacity on floors, and makes rolling easier.

Other caster designs use spring mechanisms to provide shock absorbing and vibration dampening. These casters can also be equipped with brakes to secure loads while they are being moved around the facility.

Rubber is a great choice for heavy-duty casters in South Africa. These casters can be used on concrete, wood, and linoleum floors.

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