Whether they are used in an office or on a factory floor, wheel casters make moving equipment and gear easy. These industrial casters are designed to handle heavy loads without breaking or wearing out.
The wheel casters on wheel casters move in the same direction as the cart frame but without causing the frame to move. This significantly reduces friction, making it easier to move heavy objects.
Casters also come in a variety of sizes and materials to match any application. Choosing the right wheel material for your caster depends on where it will be placed and what type of floors are in place. Hard rubber, solid elastomer, fiberglass reinforced polypropylene or polyolefin, phenolic, and solid nylon synthetic wheels are common choices.
Wheels should be made of a material that can withstand harsh conditions. They should be able to handle water, oily, chemically-laden, or steamy environments.
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They should be able to roll on any surface, including concrete and linoleum. Hard rubber casters are ideal for use in harsh situations because they resist corrosion and can withstand a variety of harsh chemicals.
The diameter of the caster wheel and its low profile help keep the object from rolling too fast and losing control. Wide wheels are also helpful for moving loads that weigh more than the average person can lift. These wheels can also prevent the load from tripping and falling. Some casters feature wheels that are designed to rotate a full 360 degrees so the load can be moved in any direction.