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What Is the Difference Between Casters & Wheels? October 31, 2017

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What Is the Difference Between Casters & Wheels?, Manhattan, New York

Casters and wheels, what are the differences? Here are some insights on casters and wheels, so you can ensure you select the right type for your needs.

What Is a Wheel?

A wheel is a round object that is either flat sided or crowned. A wheel moves by reducing the amount of friction between the surface and the object above it through a rolling motion. In an industrial setting, wheels play a big role in the automation process, helping producers manufacture more goods at a higher speed.

What Is a Caster?

A caster is the completed unit with the wheel attached. Typically, casters can move in multiple directions because they are equipped with swivel heads that give them 360-degrees of mobility, but there are certain types that only allow back and forth motions, which are called Rigid casters. Casters are manufactured with all different types wheels, steel, polyurethane, rubber, Polyolefin, ect…all of which are designed to carry as different weights. Casters have multiple uses and can often be seen on shopping carts, hospital beds, equipment carts, and more.

If you need help figuring out which type of roller best suits your needs, turn to the experts at Casters, Wheels and Industrial Handling. This top-rated casters and wheels company has been providing superior mobility solutions for clients in Farmingdale, NY, since 1959. Visit their website to check out their inventory of heavy- to light-duty casters for every type of application, and give them a call today at (631) 650-0500 to speak with a member of their team. 


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