Caster Wheels are a component of casters Caster City that attaches to a cart or dolly to give it mobility. They can be found in a variety of applications, from office furniture to heavy machinery and waste disposal bins.
They can be made of many different materials, have various wheel diameters and tread widths, load ratings and overall heights to meet a wide range of requirements. They are engineered to withstand a wide range of work environments, including harsh chemical spills, high heat and extreme cold, oily or greasy areas, water clogged floors, metal chips on the floor, etc.
The wheels are often equipped with a rubber tread that lets them turn smoothly and quietly without damaging the floor on which they are running. However, it is important to ensure the integrity of these treads by examining the quality of the surface the caster is rolling on.
Formed Steel/Ductile Casters (V-Groove)
These casters are made from gray iron castings that feature a “V” groove for optimal weight distribution across the wheels. This design minimizes guiding effort, reduces the toll on floors, and allows for larger capacity and simple rolling.
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These general-duty casters have a high load rating and are ideal for a wide variety of applications. They are available in a variety of mounting types, including plate, stem and bolt hole.
Forged Steel/Ductile Casters
These forged steel casters have a hardness of Rockwell 80B and utilize plain, tapered and Teflon bearings. These casters are designed to run on concrete and smooth steel surfaces.