What is industrial casters?
No matter what your purpose is for needing industrial casters, you’ll want to be extremely careful to ensure that you’re choosing the best casters for the job. After all, industrial casters are responsible for moving fairly heavy equipment in most cases, so it only makes sense.
However, while you know that you need premium quality industrial casters you might not know where to begin with your search. There are so many options available out there, and just about every provider of caster wheels claim that their product is the best in the market. To help you weed through all of the noise, we created this brief and helpful guide. Let’s take a look at ten of the best places you will find a caster wheel.
Before we begin listing the best places to find a caster wheel, it’s probably important to understand just what a caster wheel is, to begin with (it only seems right). Let’s take a look at what caster wheels are and what they’re used for.
In short, a caster is a sort of wheeled device that is usually screwed on or otherwise mounted to a large object, such as furniture, large industrial equipment, and other massive objects that would otherwise be very difficult or impossible to move using only human power. The wheels, as you might expect, allow the large object to be rolled and moved around with relative ease. Instead of actually being a wheel itself, casters are technically casings that consist of a wheel and a mounting mechanism.
The truth is and even though we describe them as caster wheels in this post, casters, and wheels are actually not the same thing. However, they are commonly used interchangeably to refer to the same object. The difference between the two is this: a wheel is basically a round object that rolls. It rotates on an axle that passes through the center of the wheel. It can be made of one material or several, such as steel, hard rubber, polyolefin, phenolic, nylon, and more. Wheels also usually consist of a solid or spoked core and a rubber-tired molded around the material.
On the other hand, a caster does roll, but instead of being a solid or spoked core with a rubber tire, it is simply a solid piece of metal that has been structured to withstand massive amounts of pressure and/or weight. Also, a caster has a mounting mechanism that allows you to screw it on to the large objects that it will help you with moving around.
However, we refer to casters as caster wheels simply because most people refer to them by this term.