There is no simple formula or rule that can be followed in selecting the proper casters. Many varying and individual factors must be balanced to make the selection that will do the best job for you. The following are several of the more important considerations.
Load Weight. The heavier the load, the larger the wheel required for the caster. The weight of the load also influences the mobility of the wheel. Roller or ball bearings are recommended for loads over 400 pounds. Every caster has a defined load capacity.
Floor Conditions. Make sure the wheel you select is large enough to pass over cracks in the floor, tracks, moldings and other obstructions. For floor protection on linoleum, tile, carpet, etc., use polyurethane or soft rubber wheels.
Unusual Conditions. Each wheel material has certain characteristics which will give the best results where unusual conditions exist. For example, where acids, oils, chemicals and other conditions harmful to rubber are present, polyurethane, polyolefin, phenolic or steel wheels are recommended. Check conditions, then select your caster and wheel.
Rolling Ease. The larger the wheel diameter, the easier it rolls. Roller bearings carry heavier loads. Ball bearings roll easier but carry lesser loads. When possible, use the largest ball bearing wheel for best results.
Casters of Amarillo, Inc. is proud to offer this type of material handling equipment that will allow customers the ability to move heavy machines in a safe and timely manner. Our non-powered machine movers allow the user to move many different types of equipment in plants, warehouses or out in the field. The types of heavy machine movers that we offer are safe and easy to use.
Many of the factors in deciding the types of heavy machine movers needed can be relied on by the expertise of Casters of Amarillo, Inc. and our suppliers.
Hilman Rollers offers low profile, high capacity moving equipment that can be used to move a multitude of things. Hilman Rollers have been used to move some of the largest objects in the world.
Used as a temporary means for moving a heavy structure, repetitively in assembly line applications or as a permanent installation, Hilman Rollers are known throughout the world for their durability. All Hilman Rollers utilize the endless chain principle. It features a chain of steel rolls capable of rotating around a central load-bearing, steel plate. The result is a product that performs as a low friction, high capacity conveyor.
Often referred to as Rollers, Dollies, Skates, Machinery Movers and Turtles. Hilman Rollers has become a brand name when referring to this type of equipment. All Hilman Rollers are rated in metric tons and carry a safety factor of at least 2-to-1.
Wesco Industrial Products offers their industrial products like the durable steel beams that are making their way thought the industry. With heavy duty capacities up to 5 tons, they are the most economical way to lift and move large bulky loads. Heavy duty swivel casters with a variety of sizes and tread types allow smooth movement in any direction. The Rais-n-Rol has a hand operated hydraulic jack allowing for easy lifting and controlled lowering of loads. All models are supplied with hooks for recommended optional LB-1 or LB-2 load binders.