Caster Application Pros/Cons
Historically, the manufacture of industrial casters has combined the processes of forging, casting, stamping, and welding.
In caster applications involving swivel locks, straight line motion is often required while high maneuverability is required in other aspects of the application.
Pneumatic tires are a popular wheel option in industrial caster applications.
Brakes are a very popular option for heavy duty industrial casters.
Heavy duty industrial casters are used in a variety of applications, ranging from a simple work cart to tools made to carry airplane nosecones.
In industrial caster applications, engineered plastics are a popular choice for wheel material.
When designing a heavy duty industrial caster there are two main designs for the swivel section of the caster: King Pin Design and Kingpinless Design.
When equipping an industrial cart or truck with heavy duty casters, there are many different combinations that can be used to gain certain steering or handling characteristics.
Most people underestimate the choices and variety of products available when specifying out heavy duty industrial casters for their material handling application.
Correctly specified industrial casters can help improve employee health and safety by reducing ergonomic forces needed for operation.