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Dual wheels casters have two wheels for every plate. This allows them to bear more weight more evenly, which is an important consideration for heavy duty industrial applications. Double wheel casters allow you to spread a huge amount of weight proportionately over a bigger wheel surface. This weight distribution minimizes the damage to floors and reduces the overall size of the cart to save and saving space on the plant floor. In a dual-wheel configuration, there is also very little scrubbing of the wheels. As the force is applied, causing swiveling of a dual wheel caster, one wheel will turn clockwise while the other wheel rotates counterclockwise, reducing wheel scrubbing and making the swiveling of heavy loads a much simpler process.
A flat-faced caster is a caster wheel with a flat face as opposed to a tapered or round face. A flat face is better for heavier load capacity because the weight is dispersed over a larger footprint, which covers a larger area on the floor.
High-heat casters are ideal for moving casters into an oven or other high-temperature environment. Taking the necessary precautions to ensure your equipment can handle the heat is crucial. Elevated temperatures can significantly impact the performance and longevity of your casters, and failing to address this issue could result in costly equipment failure or downtime. Caster Concepts offers a range of High Heat Casters for operating environments above 150°F and up to 450°F. These casters can be ordered by adding HT to the end of part numbers that support the following features:
Kingpin casters are an original and traditional caster design that has been used for a long time. They feature a design where a kingpin holds together two sets of bearings, one on top and one on the bottom. A stem, typically a threaded bolt with a slotted nut or sometimes a rivet, is used to fasten the components of the swivel section to the top plate. The kingpin design utilizes a load bearing and thrust bearing to transmit the load.
- The kingpin allows for adjustment as the swivel section wears, which can extend the caster’s life.
- Thrust Bearings: Kingpin casters can accommodate thrust bearings. This is especially beneficial for applications with continuous use, such as automated systems, where the caster experiences frequent movement.
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