Steel Caster Wheel
A steel caster wheel is a great option for many industrial applications. They can withstand harsh environments and are ideal for applications that are subject to frequent washing. Other types of steel casters are available, including polyolefin, polyurethane Hi-Tech, thermo and cast iron. Understanding the differences between each type can help you make the right decision when purchasing a wheel.
What is the difference between casters and glides?
A steel caster wheel should be properly maintained. It should be lubricated and inspected every six months. The fasteners and gear must be checked to prevent the wheel from coming loose. A business manager should perform an inspection on their casters on a regular basis, even if they only use them every once in a while.
The process begins with a thick sheet of steel. Then, the steel is cut using a CNC. Next, the wheels are placed on a rack to cool. After cooling, the wheels are placed on a cooled rack for at least two hours. The wheels are then molded in a mold. The mold is made of two parts, one to make the caster and one to mount the object underneath.
Steel caster wheels can be made from several different materials. Forged steel is the most common, and it offers maximum strength and resistance to impact. These wheels are ideal for heavy-duty industrial applications. They can support loads up to 20,000 pounds. Forged steel caster wheels are typically four to ten inches in diameter, with larger wheels offering the highest load capacities. Forged steel caster wheels also have different brake options for greater customizability.