The Complete Guide to Castor Wheels and How They Work

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A castor wheel is a small, yet powerful wheel. It is designed to allow for easy movement of machinery, furniture and other objects on hard surfaces.

Castor wheels are typically made of durable rubber or polyurethane, which means that they are very safe for any type of environment. They are also extremely affordable. When it comes to durability, castor wheels can last 10 times longer than traditional wheels.

Castor wheels are simple and straightforward, but there are a few tricks to make them work as well as possible.

There are three common problems with castor wheels:

  • Wobble
  • Slipping
  • Load Capacity

Castors in Industrial Applications

Industrial casters or wheels are primarily used in warehouse and factories for moving heavy loads. They are also useful in homes and offices to move furniture and other heavy objects.

Castors typically comes in three types: swivel, rigid (non-swivel), and locking (fixed).

Swivel casters allow for movement in any direction. A user can push or pull the object on the caster with ease, which is often helpful when they need to maneuver the object around a corner or up a ramp. The swivel caster can also be locked so that it moves only in one direction, such as forward or backward.

Castors in Commercial Applications

Casters are a form of wheel that provide a rolling motion, and can be used in places where wheels would not normally do. They have many different commercial applications, from being the casters on the bottom of your office chair to being the base for your office table.

Casters come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on what they are being used for. The most common caster size is 5/8 inch or 1 inch, while others can be as big as 2 inches or as small as 1/2 inch.