Caster Wheels

Caster Concepts produces a large variety of industrial caster wheels in all sizes to meet your specific application. This includes cast iron wheels and polyurethane wheels to the user-specific v-groove wheels and flanged wheels. There are a few steps to review that can help determine which type of wheel you will need.

Step 1:  Where the wheel is being used?

High-temperature settings can have a negative effect on wheels. In these conditions, steel or high temp plastic work best. If maintaining floor conditions is priority one, you will want a softer material like polyurethane. It is durable enough to handle the abuse of poor floor conditions but softer than the floor to protect it. If ergonomics are a concern, consider Twergo or balloon tread wheels with PTMEG Ergo tread polyurethane.

Urethanes are also excellent if the caster wheel is exposed to a variety of chemicals or fluids that can degrade the tire. Is the wheel being used on a track? In that case, v-groove and flanged wheels are preferred to minimize guidance and rolling effort.

Step 2: Does your wheel need to transport heavy loads?

For heavier loads, larger polyurethane wheels both protect the floors and make the cart easier to move. And to keep the overall height down, steel and Nytec wheels handle heavier loads in a smaller size.

Step 3: Are ergonomics a consideration?

Generally, harder wheels move and swivel more easily. For instance, if after matching the floor and wheel composition you settle on, say, polyurethane, you must then evaluate the type of urethane, as this impacts ergonomics. There are various materials and durometers to choose from to meet your needs.

If you said yes to both steps 2 and three, you may have to go to a dual wheel ergonomic caster, such as our Twergo® Extreme.

Step 4: Consider your bearings

When thinking about wheels, don’t forget another important consideration: your bearings. Traditional roller bearings are still important in higher temperature applications. Ball bearings are typically the better option for most applications, especially for ease of movement. Tapered bearings are best for rigorous applications that see a lot of abuse, such as shock and side loading.

Whatever your requirements, Caster Concepts has a heavy duty caster wheel for your industrial application. If you still have questions regarding the proper caster wheel choice, you can click on the learn more button on any of our caster wheels below.


V-Groove

V-groove wheels are constructed of premium G-3000 gray iron castings or hot forged C-1030 steel. The 90 degree grooves are V-Groove




TWERGO® Lite

The single wheel version of our extraordinary TWERGO® wheels utilizes the same patented face design to reduce initial and continuous TWERGO® Lite




TWERGO® – The Ultimate Ergonomic Wheel

TWERGO® wheels are designed to achieve unparalleled ergonomic benefits, including reduced initial and continuous push force, and a reduction in TWERGO® – The Ultimate Ergonomic Wheel




Single Flanged

The flanged wheel is designed to operate on steel tracks to minimize guidance and rolling effort. These wheels are constructed Single Flanged




Round Tread

The Round Tread wheel, often called a “Donut” wheel, is primarily an ergonomic wheel. Because this wheel is rounded, it Round Tread




Polyurethane Wheels

Polyurethane on Cast Iron is the most common type of wheel used in industrial caster applications, offering extreme durability and Polyurethane Wheels




Pneumatic

Pneumatic wheels offer the highest cushioning, shock-absorbing caster/wheel, without moving to a more expensive spring-loaded caster. Capacities of pneumatics are Pneumatic




Phenolic Resin

A wide selection of phenolic resin wheels are available in inventory. The wheels shown in the chart are laminated phenolic. Phenolic Resin




NyTec-MD

NyTec-MD is a nylon filled material which provides a high load capacity, floor protective wheel. Wheel capacities approach those of NyTec-MD




Mold On Rubber

Caster Concepts offers the highest quality domestic Mold On Rubber wheels. Our mold on rubber wheels consist of a soft Mold On Rubber




Forged Steel

Forged steel wheels are hot forged from high carbon steel billets heated to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit and then repeatedly hit Forged Steel




Ductile Iron

Ductile iron wheels feature many of the same characteristics of cast iron; however, the ductile iron wheel has higher tensile Ductile Iron



Dual Flanged Wheel

Dual Flanged

Dual flanged wheels operate on a rail for locating fixtures in a precise position for indexing through a work cycle. Dual Flanged




Drive/Keyway

Keyway drive wheels are used in various power transmission applications and involve securing a wheel to a shaft. The keyways Drive/Keyway




Cast Iron

These cast iron wheels are constructed of premium Class 30 gray iron for maximum load capacity and impact strength. The Cast Iron