As explained by Barron Equipment & Overhead Doors, casters are wheeled devices commonly mounted to larger objects, enabling easy rolling. In industrial settings like factories and warehouses, heavy-duty casters are widely used, while medium to light-duty casters are found in everyday items like shopping carts or TV stands.
The key difference between wheels and casters is that wheels are a part of the caster. Casters, with their wheels and brackets (often called “forks”), have been around for about 150 years. They offer versatility for various industrial applications, and choosing the right caster material, bearing type, size, and wheel type is crucial.
Polyurethane stands out as an excellent material for caster wheels due to its beneficial properties. It acts as a shock absorber, reducing noise and vibration, protecting both equipment and employees’ ears.
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