Today’s industrial use casters come fully equipped with four wheels, possibly even more, and a horn assembly, attached to equipment that allows them to be propelled forward, or backwards, as the case may be. Two types of industrial casters will be informing your first time purchase decisions. On the one side of the display floor are your stationary or rigid casters. And on the other side of the hall are your swivel casters.
Swivel casters come equipped with a swivel horn and wheel assembly. This allows for a full three hundred and sixty-degree rotation. It permits necessary movement in any direction you should choose. The stationary caster merely has a rigid horn and wheel assembly which only allows for a straight line movement. Making a select choice is not cast in stone if you will. No simple formula can be followed in selecting a set of casters appropriate for your industrial processes.
A number of factors will be taken into account, however. The following are factors you could start off with. Consider your likely load weight, and do consider the condition of your industrial flooring. You will also have to take into account unusual or extreme conditions. These are influenced by a preponderance of acids, oils and chemicals in your industrial space that could be harmful posers to the conditioning of your casters.
The heavier your likely carrying load, the larger the wheels required. The weight of your load is also going to affect the mobility of your wheels. You will be using ball bearings for any weight loads in excess of four hundred pounds. The wheels you select need to take into account harsh floor conditions. The wheels should be able to navigate its way across and over cracks, tracks and moldings in the floor.