How to Choose High Capacity Casters
High Capacity Casters
Casters are a great way to move equipment and carts across floors. They come in different materials, wheel diameters, tread widths, load ratings and overall heights to give you the mobility you need in a variety of types of work environments.
The best high capacity casters meet all your needs and are made from durable materials for a long lifespan. They are able to handle heavy weights and resist damage, while also being lightweight so you can maneuver them easily.
How to Choose the Right Caster
One of the first things you will need to decide is what material you want your casters to be made from. The material of the wheel influences how heavy it can hold, and also affects how easily the caster rolls, whether it will be hard or soft on floors and how much noise it makes.
Going Beyond Limits: The Power of High Capacity Casters for Heavy Duty Applications
Once you’ve decided on the material, you can start to look at other features like swivel wheels or brakes that can help you select the right caster for your application. Swivel casters rotate 360 degrees and have double lock swivel and a king pinless raceway to make turning mating equipment easier, while brakes offer a total locking feature that locks both the swivel and the caster at once to prevent accidental movement of equipment.
Other features that you may need to consider when choosing your casters are load ratings and mounting methods. There are casters with a plate that use bolt holes in the top plate to attach, and there are also stemless casters that use a stem as their mounting device.