Casters are a common feature of office furniture, industrial equipment, and shipping wheel casters. They are made of a wheel and a bracket that holds it.
They come in a variety of materials and sizes, with load capacities ranging from 100 pounds (45 kg) to 100,000 pounds (45 t). Many casters are designed for a specific application such as industrial, medical, or furniture casters.
Ergocasters are ergonomically designed to make work easier for workers who have limited strength or flexibility. These casters are easy to maneuver and reduce fatigue.
Dual wheels increase load-bearing capacity and lessen resistance. They also allow for more precise and efficient movement.
Wheel Casters: Understanding the Basics and Their Various Applications
Swivel casters enable easy and quick rearrangement of furniture and equipment within an office space. This allows employees to collaborate with one another more easily and maximize their interpersonal working efforts.
Rigid casters provide more rigid support, but less maneuverability. These casters are often used on heavy equipment such as trucks, carts and tables.
They can be fitted with a variety of brakes, such as friction and tread lock. They are recommended for applications where floor protection is not a priority, such as warehouses and manufacturing factories.
Material Selection and Environment
The most important factor when selecting a caster wheel is the material that it is made from. The proper material depends on the type of floor, load capacity, roll ability and climate.
Wheels can be made from a variety of materials including elastomers (rubber and polyurethane), phenolic, nylons and even steel. All of these materials have different characteristics, so it is important to choose the correct wheel for the job.