A Caster Wheel is a rolling device that consists of a single wheel housed within a mounting frame. They are typically used on chairs, tables, workbenches and heavy machinery, allowing these items to roll smoothly across the floor.
Choosing the Right Large Casters Wheels
A large casters wheels should be strong enough to handle the weight of the load it’s supporting. It should also be easy to start and stop, have a good grip over the surface, and be durable to prevent scratching or damage to your floor.
The loading capacity of a caster wheel is determined by its material, size, and other factors. Generally, larger wheels distribute the load over more surfaces, and are better suited for uneven or rough surfaces.
Choosing the Proper Wheel Diameter
The diameter of a caster wheel affects how easily it moves over particulate, rough or irregular surfaces, and if it can pass through a gap like that between an elevator car and the floor. The diameter of a caster wheel also affects how high it can hang in a support arm so that it can span low-hanging loads.
Big Wheels Keep on Turning: The Benefits of Large Casters for Heavy-Duty Equipment
The material used for a caster wheel is important because it impacts the ability of the caster to move and maintain a balance. Polyurethane, rubber, and phenolic materials are common options. These materials provide excellent resistance to chemicals, oils, grease, solvents, cleaning agents and other corrosive substances.
Choosing the Right Wheel Type
Casters are available in a variety of types, including swivel, rigid and brake. They are available in a variety of diameters and can be mounted using a plate, stem or bolt hole.