Casters are useful for a wide range of industries and purposes. No matter what application you are buying yours for, there are some key guidelines to follow. Knowing what to do and what to avoid will help you get the best possible result with your new caster wheels.
Consider weight needs.
Wheels that have a larger width and diameter tend to handle more weight than smaller ones. Calculate the maximum weight you need your casters to support and choose a product that has that capacity. Anything less can potentially break the wheel and damage your property.
Plan for moisture.
If you need your caster for outdoor purposes, then you’ll want to prevent corrosion. In these cases, either plastic composite or stainless steel casters are ideal. These applications don’t corrode easily and they can handle constant exposure to water.
Take shortcuts when mounting it.
Once you’ve received your new casters, follow the instructions closely when mounting them. Use high-quality fasteners and don’t take any shortcuts, as it could compromise both the wheel and what it’s supporting. If you’re unsure about how to properly mount them, ask a professional to do it for you.
Casters don’t require a lot of maintenance, but it is essential that you keep up with the small maintenance that they do need. Every few months, look at the wheels for signs of damage or wear. Lubricate them anytime they start to stick.
When you need casters and wheels for any application, it’s best to buy them from a specialist who can guide you through your purchase. Casters, Wheels and Industrial Handling Inc. has been a leader in backstage equipment and industrial handling since opening in 1959. With locations in Manhattan and Farmingdale, NY, they can ship products across Long Island, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn. Visit their website to browse their caster selections or call (631) 650-0500 to place an order.