Forged steel wheels are hot forged from high carbon steel billets heated to 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit and then repeatedly hit by high tonnage forging hammers. This process enhances the grain structure and increases the ductility and tensile strength (64,000 psi) of the wheel. The wheels are then precision machined flat with rounded edges to finished tolerances.
Forged steel wheels offer the greatest load capacity, impact strength, and rollability of all caster wheels.
Forged steel casters are used in heavy-duty industrial applications where strength and capacity are paramount. They are able to support 30% heavier loads than gray iron and can be heat treated to increase hardness and are easy to weld.
Bearings: Roller, tapered, bearingless, teflon.
Temperature: Maximum to 800 degrees with proper bearings and lubrication.
Standard: All 1-1/2” and 2” wide wheels are supplied with 1/2” spanner standard.
Wheel material codes: forged steel (20); heavy-duty forged steel (21); ductile iron (12).
These wheels are suitable for high capacity and rigorous applications and are excellent in situations that experience shock loading.