Forged Steel Wheels
Strength and Capacity
Forged steel casters are used in heavy-duty industrial applications where strength and capacity are paramount. Steel caster wheels are hot forged from high carbon steel billets heated to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit.
They are then repeatedly hit by high tonnage forging hammers. This process enhances the grain structure and increases the tensile strength (64,000 psi) of the wheel. The wheels are then precision machined ﬂat with rounded edges to ﬁnished tolerances.
– Excellent for applications that experience shock loading
– Able to support 30% heavier loads than grey iron
– Can be heat treated to increases hardness and are easy to weld
– Offers high levels of rollability
These wheels are suitable for high capacity and rigorous applications and are temperature resistant to 800°F. The maximum load capacity is 20,000 pounds.
Wheel material codes: Forged Steel (20); Heavy Duty Forged Steel (21); Ductile Iron (12).