Castors Heavy Duty gives optimum performance when used on the right material handling products for which they are designed. Using castor wheels meant for lightweight use on industrial trolleys will not serve the purpose and the wheels tend to get damaged. Choosing the right castor wheel for your requirement is very important.
The load capacity
The general perception that bigger the castor wheel better its load carrying capacity does not apply in all situations. The materials used for making the castor wheels also play an important role. Some of the small castor wheels are suited for heavy duty applications.
The surface condition where the wheels will be used plays an important role in selection. The main function of Castor wheels is rolling. Polyurethane wheels are best suited for use on tiled floors or carpets. If the surface is poorly maintained, larger wheels that can easily negotiate cracks and holes are to be selected.
Types of Castors
Generally, three types of castor wheels are available
- Fixed castors- They are unidirectional and used where movement in a direction is of utmost importance.
- Swivel castors- These wheels have 360-degree motion. Used for furniture, stands, trolleys etc.
- Lockable Castor- The castor wheels can be locked to remain unmovable when kept in place. Used for furniture, racks, and stands.
Castors Industrial are built to take heavy loads and move on rough surfaces. Hence choosing the right wheels is important to get the optimum performance from them.