Flanged wheel casters are constructed of premium cast iron, ductile iron, or forged steel for high strength and long wear. These are found in various manufacturing settings and are especially beneficial in situations where movement must be limited to prevent injury or to facilitate precision. Flanged wheel casters come in a variety of sizes, and bearings can be plain bore, straight, or precision tapered as needed.
These wheels are designed to operate on a steel track for minimal guidance and rolling effort. These rigid casters are used for locating fixtures in a precise position for indexing through a work cycle. They boast a maximum capacity of 15,000 pounds per caster, so they can support even the heaviest of loads.
Running these flanged casters on in-plant tracks give plants an “instant production line.” Loads are taken off the floor permitting higher capacities, easier rolling, floor protection, and controlled flow all at the same time. Standard flanged wheels are cast iron except as noted, and are furnished with plain bore, straight roller bearings, or precision tapered roller bearings.
Applications include production lines, foundry cooling lines, mobile cranes, amusement parks, trollies, autoclave tooling, etc.
Caster Concepts has a wide variety of caster options. Many of these not only improve function – but also provide safety and add longevity to the product. When considering safety options, the most common consideration would be caster locks, caster brakes, toe guards, and reinforced legs. Options that extend the life of a caster are primarily options that seal the bearing of the caster to prevent contamination of the precision parts.
Other options include threaded zerks for when an application is difficult and high level of maintenance is required and track brush wipers that keep debris from stopping movement or damaging a wheel. These options can be added at the time of manufacturing or after the caster is fully assembled.