Typical applications of heavy duty castor wheels include construction, medical applications, manufacturing and warehouse. They are made of different materials and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. They are designed to handle different load capacities and floor conditions. Choosing the right wheels can help avoid early replacement and downtime.
Are rubber or polyurethane casters better?
Hard rubber wheels are known for their long life and durability. These wheels are resistant to most solvents and oils. They also have good rolling ability. They are easy to start and they don’t flatten while under load.
Besides their excellent rolling ability, these heavy duty swivel wheels are also resistant to hard impacts. They are non-marking and can operate in various types of floor conditions. They are also oil and grease resistant and can operate in water clogged environments. They can also operate in temperatures of up to 550degF intermittently.
The next machining process is the extrusion of the wheel material. This process ejects rubber edged wheels from the injection molding press.
Grainger carries a wide selection of industrial and heavy duty castors. They also carry a variety of accessories for their products. Some of the options include standard pneumatic wheels, light-duty semi-pneumatic wheels, heavy-duty solid rubber tires and castor brake kits.
Forged steel wheels are made from steel and can operate in a variety of environments. They can also be used in metal chips and in oily areas. They can also be fitted with roller bearings or plain bearings. They have a hardness of Rockwell 80B.