Monday, September 15, 2014

Industrial Caster Wheels

Wheels come in many sizes and can be made from various materials. They are not only used on cars, trucks, and buses, but also on small and large machines, and other industrial equipment. Some industries, including suppliers to real estate construction, even need heavy-duty wheels for dollies and bins that can haul weights up to 50,000 pounds. These wheels are called industrial casters and are designed and made by caster manufacturers in Michigan for domestic and international customers.

Industrial casters usually have a cast iron core and a plastic or rubber tire. Forged steel casters can carry the heaviest loads and can be used in environments with temperatures up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Industrial caster wheels also have to absorb shock, because heavy loads are often dropped into carts or dollies. Operating speed, floor conditions and chemical resistance are additional factors that need to be considered when choosing casters. Furthermore, ergonomics and noise reduction are important for employee health and also need to be taken into account. All these factors need to be balanced when engineers design functional and long lasting industrial caster wheels.

Caster Concepts will be at ProMat 2015 in Chicago, March 23-26, 2015.

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