Casters and wheels are a part of material handling equipment. They help people to move and transport goods faster and more efficiently. In addition, casters help to reduce the risk of injury.
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There are a variety of uses for casters and wheels, ranging from wheelbarrows to pallet jacks. They can be used in a wide range of industries, from medical to retail, and from offices to factories. It is important to select casters and wheels that are appropriate for your needs.
The Institute of Caster and Wheel Manufacturers (ICWM) has developed a performance standard that provides common guidelines for evaluating casters and wheels. Some of the most important criteria to consider when choosing a caster include size, load capacity, speed, and floor conditions.
A caster is a mounting system that is fixed to a larger object and allows that object to roll in a straight line. Casters are used in a number of applications, including carts, trucks, pallet jacks, and other materials handling equipment.
Casters are also used in office chairs and hospital beds. Their design includes a nickel-plated kingpin that gives the wheel a smoother swivel.
Casters and wheels can be used on a variety of surfaces, but the type should be determined by the surface’s characteristics. For instance, rough or uneven surfaces will lead to tire damage and reduced maneuverability. Similarly, extreme temperatures and chemicals can deteriorate casters and wheels.
The choice of wheel material will determine the durability, noise level, and overall comfort of the product. Casters and wheels come in a variety of materials, including phenolic, elastomers, nylon, and steel.