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How to Choose Industrial Casters as the Industry Evolves

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Universal industrial caster is a single wheel made of super polyurethane, imported reinforced nylon and rubber. This kind of caster, with excellent strength and impact resistance, is widely used in the production of factories or mechanical equipment, and it’s increasingly close to people’s daily life.

This might be closely related to the applicability of industrial casters. From the aspect of characteristics, the industrial caster is not only fashionable in style, secure in bearing capacity, accurate in rotating track but also resistant to impact and corrosion. All of these prove its high practicability.

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Universal caster bracket is produced by high-pressure punch once forming, which can carry 200-500kg goods in short-distance transportation. According to different scenes to apply, casters can also be adapted in width, weight, and material. You could find casters in various industries, such as commerce, workshop, factory, catering, etc.

Many universal caster products of manufacturers can even be designed according to the environmental bearing capacity required by users. The manufacturers can also select roller bearing or ball bearing according to the universal caster needed by customers. It can be predicted that with the full application of casters in all walks of life, the sales volume of casters is bound to reach a new high!

Casters have become an indispensable and integral part of life. In this case, how could we choose a high-quality and suitable casters for our own purpose?

In addition to the universal casters mentioned above, nylon casters also have the classification of directional casters, which don’t have rotating structures and cannot rotate. The universal caster can rotate 360 degrees freely and install the brake. At present, the caster size on the market is from 1 inch to 10 inches, and the commonly used sizes are 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches, 6 inches, 8 inches, etc. The wheel size can be comprehensively considered based on the purpose, load, installation height, etc. of the selected caster.

Caster material selection is particularly important. Generally, PU, TPR, PP, rubber, nylon, etc. have been used. The choice needs to be based on the load, applicable temperature, surface hardness, ground environment and other comprehensive considerations.

Casters are divided into light, medium, heavy and super-heavy types. When the ground is relatively flat, the bearing capacity of a single caster = (total weight of equipment ÷ number of installed casters) × 1.2 (insurance factor). If the ground is not flat enough, the bearing capacity of a single caster = the total weight of the equipment ÷ 3. Because no matter what kind the ground is, there need to be at least three wheels supporting the equipment at the same time. This algorithm is equivalent to increasing the safety factor, making it more reliable to prevent the life of the caster significantly reduced or cause accidents due to insufficient bearing capacity.

There are different types of sizes and specifications of industrial casters on the market nowadays. With different colors, they can attract diverse segments of customers. As a caster manufacturer, they need to consider that from the perspective of consumers, most of the cost of using caster products cannot be too high, and the quality requires to be reliable. The after-sales service could not be trouble-some. These elements are often the strengths of domestic industrial caster brands.

HOD is such a competitive enterprise that has been a professional caster manufacturer for over 10 years. They are now dedicated to caster R&D, producing, and brand marketing. The HOD team is determined to continue on a pragmatic, careful, and efficient working principle to make HOD caster become the best choice of the high-end caster brand. To select a suitable caster brand, HOD is highly recommended.

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