Casters are a key element of the metal manufacturing process. They use a wide variety of casting tools and equipment to pour molten metal into ingots or molds.
They can be found in a wide range of industries, from automotive to aviation to manufacturing and more. They help manufacturers save time and energy, which leads to more revenue.
A casters has three main components: the top plate, wheel and axle bolt. They’re all different, but they work together to enable an object to be moved with less effort and with greater stability.
The right caster is the one that is best for the job at hand and is made from high quality materials. It should also be able to handle the environment it will be exposed to, and should last for as long as possible.
Caster Wheels: A Key Component of Efficient Material Handling
Starting resistance and rolling resistance are two of the most important aspects to consider when selecting a caster. These factors affect how easily the caster moves, how long it lasts and how ergonomic it is.
In addition to these factors, there are other considerations that must be made when choosing a caster. These include wheel material and dimensions, the type of tread on the wheel and more.
For example, a wheel with larger diameters will roll easier, won’t bog down on carpet, won’t get hung up on pebbles, cracks or cords and will be more resistant to rolling over a sharp edge. It’s also best to choose a caster that has a higher standover height so that it can clear obstacles.