Castor wheels are available in a variety of materials and varieties. It is important to choose the right material, size and type to ensure the safety and performance of your equipment.
How do you secure caster wheels?
The wheel’s diameter, tread width, and hardness will affect the amount of resistance it will have. Ideally, the diameter of the wheel should be large. Larger wheels offer less rolling resistance and are easier to move.
Wheels with ball bearings are a good choice for larger loads, while heavy duty castor wheels with roller bearings work better for lighter loads. Rolling resistance and surface conditions will also affect the amount of support the wheel provides.
If the load will be handled on rough surfaces, such as sand, dirt, or gravel, you should choose a wheel with a solid rubber tread. These can help absorb vibrations, so your wheels will be more stable and won’t damage your floor.
You can also choose to use castor wheels made of polyurethane. This is a highly wear-resistant material that won’t scuff your floors. They are also easy to clean.
For heavier loads, you can choose a heavy duty wheel that is made of nylon. Nylon has a high load capacity and low roll resistance. Nylon castors are particularly suitable for smooth floors.
You should also consider the type of mounting you need. You can attach the wheels to a bracket or plate. Both options require you to measure the unique dimensions of your mounting. Also, you can choose to use threaded or non-threaded stems.