Choosing Wheel Casters
Using wheels and castors allows you to move your items faster and improves workplace efficiency. They are used in a wide variety of applications, including pallet jacks, carts, shopping carts, wheelbarrows, and material handling equipment.
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Wheel casters come in a variety of materials, including steel, plastic, and polyurethane. The materials used affect the strength, durability, and maneuverability of the wheel. For example, a wheel made of polyurethane is highly durable and abrasion resistant. Its smooth rolling also protects floors from damage.
Casters also come in different sizes. The larger the wheel, the higher its weight capacity. Choosing a larger wheel will also make the caster easier to roll. Depending on your application, you may also want to consider the wheel’s width. The width of the wheel also affects how quiet the wheel is.
The caster wheel is usually labeled by its diameter. There are four basic sizes: 2″, 2 1/2″, 3″, and 4″. These sizes are used for various applications. If you are not sure what size to choose, you should consider the application and your budget.
Wheel casters are commonly used in hospitals and office chairs. They are also used in the wheelbarrows, carts, and material handling equipment that you see at construction sites, factories, and grocery stores. They are also used in wheeled vehicles like toy wagons.
These casters are available in various models, including the fixed and swivel models. Swivel casters allow you to move a wheel in a small circle. They are ideal for tight spaces.