Just A Thought About Casters

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 Published By: Roy Williams

As society  has moved forward,  industry and institutional needs have dramatically changed.  When it comes to the caster industry, that can readily be seen with the fact that thousands of different types, styles and caster configurations exist today that were not seen even 20 years ago.  A quick stroll through a  catalog may be a little mind boggling.  One will most likely be able to rule out the extra heavy duty drop forged steel casters from their daily shopping list.But where does one start?  We, of course, recommend that you call the brain trust (that would be Casters of Amarillo) to make your job easier as well as more economical since we can roll you in the right direction, letting you know what’s on sale and what will work best to meet your needs.

Here are a few things the ole brain must think about:

  1. What is the total weight of the item you wish to put on casters?
  2. What type of floor will you be operating on?
  3. What type of environment will the caster be in?
  4. How are the they to be mounted…plate or stem?

As the thought process continues, think about; floor protection, extreme hot/cold conditions, wet/dry environments,  exposure to acid, oil, grease and lubricants,  speed that the equipment moves at, noise considerations and so forth.  Just give Casters of Amarillo a call @ (806) 373-2884.  We’re a friendly bunch and quality casters are what we sell.

Disclaimer:  Casters will not cause hallucinations or paranoia, however, finding the right one may cause severe frustration or brain drain.