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How to Select a Caster
In order to select the caster that best fits your needs,
you should consider the following:
The total weight of the load divided by the number
of casters supporting the load = Weight per Caster
Is the surface smooth or rough? Are there cracks
or tracks to cross over? Are there floor coverings
that need to be protected?Is it important that the
wheel is quiet?
Will the caster be exposed to chemicals, petroleum,
acids, water, moisture, high or low temperature?
Does it need to be approved by NSF? Common wheel
materials include various rubbers, polyurethane,
polyolefin, steel, iron, and phenolics.
Ease of Operation
Larger diameter wheels roll easier than small
diameter. Ball bearings roll easier than roller
bearings, but roller bearings carry heavier loads.
Delrin bearings are an alternative for NSF approved
casters. What is the width of wheel?
Do you want the caster to swivel or do you want
it to remain fixed?
Do you need a wheel brake, “brake and steer”
or “total lock”? Do you need thread
How does it mount?
Does the caster mount with a plate, a grip-ring
stem, threaded stem, or grip-neck stem? What are
the dimensions of the plate or Stem (length and
diameter)? For plates, what are the dimensions of
the bolt holes?