Heavy duty castor wheels are used in many industries such as the furniture industry, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and aerospace processes. Their design helps make it easier to move equipment and doors. In addition, heavy-duty casters are made with a durable steel plate that can support a load of up to 4,400 pounds.
Where should caster wheels be placed?
Different materials are used to make heavy-duty caster wheels. Some of the common materials include cast iron, ductile steel, and nylon. The best choice for an application is to select one that suits the specific needs of the application.
In addition, heavy-duty casters come in a variety of styles. They can be rigid, swivel, or brake casters. These options are determined by the application and the load capacity. For example, an extra heavy duty castor wheel needs to be manufactured with a polyurethane material. If it is made from a rubber material, it will damage the floor. However, a polyurethane wheel is also lightweight and quiet. It can withstand wet applications and is well suited for corrosive environments.
Castors are usually attached to the bottom of a cart or dolly. Depending on the type of caster, they can be used for furniture, carts, and pallets. A number of heavy-duty casters are approved by SGS and BIFMA.
Heavy duty casters are designed with three-inch wide wheels. They feature a kingpin in the swivel. These types of casters are primarily found in the warehouse or industrial sectors.
Typical load capacities range from 750 to 2400 lbs. For larger loads, the swivel leads are extended. This is necessary to prevent them from falling off the caster.