Caster Wheels are essentially special Caster City housings that include a wheel and facilitate the installation of wheels on objects. They are typically used in materials handling and storage applications, where large, heavy objects must be moved around with minimal effort.
Various types of casters are available, and it is important to choose the one that will work best for your needs. Some of the common types of casters include rigid, locking, swivel, and kingpin-less casters.
Rigid casters are fixed in place and only roll, while swivel casters rotate around a kingpin and can change direction in 360 degrees. Which one you decide to use depends on the type of object you’re moving, how it will be pushed along the ground, and how spatial your environment is.
Rubber caster wheels are great for moving objects that will need to be moved more frequently. These wheels can be easily rolled and they don’t scratch floors.
How to Choose the Right Caster Wheel Size for Your Equipment
Plastic caster wheels are great for lighter loads. They have high load capacity and are very durable, especially if they have to be moved under stress.
Polyurethane caster wheels are great for heavy items, such as furniture. These wheels are also very durable and don’t need to be replaced as often as a rubber or metal one.
Ferrous caster wheels are a great option for industrial applications that require the highest load capacity. They are made from forged steel or cast iron and offer the greatest resistance to impact, temperature, and rolling ability of any caster wheel.