Casters Guides

A caster is a wheeled device mounted to an object that enables easy rolling movement of the object. Casters are essentially a wheel on a mount. Casters are used in a wide variety of applications including office furniture, hospital beds, automotive factories and much more. They range in size from the small furniture casters to massive heavy-duty industrial casters that can support 50 tons.

Plate Casters- Plate casters feature a top plate that contains four holes used to bolt the caster to the application. Top plates can have various hole options that can match mounting requirements.

Stem Casters- This type caster has a stem to be used for mounting. These stems can be threaded, rounded or square.

Locking Casters- There are several devices that can be added to casters that features a brake or have caster brakes as an option. This helps to prevent the wheel from swiveling or rotating.

Hollow Kingpin Casters- This type of caster has no stem but has an opening for a bolt. Great option if you can't find a caster with the thread size that is required.

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An omni wheel can change direction without the wheel turning as the rollers mounted around the periphery enable rotation in both the primary and secondary direction simultaneously, enabling the wheel to move in every direction.

    A rotacaster wheel with red arrows displaying its movement capabilities in different directions

Caster Blog Articles

The Beginner’s Guide to Pneumatic Casters

When shopping for casters, you may come across pneumatic casters. They’ve become a popular alternative to traditional casters. With their pneumatic operation, they can absorb shock while subsequently protecting the objects with which they are used from damage. For a … Read More

How to Prevent Caster Flutter

Casters offer an unparalleled level of convenience when compared to traditional wheels. Consisting of wheels attached to or embedded inside of a frame, they are used to move objects. You can find casters on chairs, furniture, medical equipment and even … Read More

5 Tips on How to Maintain Casters

Casters make it easy to move machines, workholding benches, tables and other objects. You can install a set of casters on the bottom of an object, after which you can roll it to a different area. Casters, however, require maintenance. … Read More

Wheels vs Casters: What’s the Difference?

You may be asking yourself, “What is a caster?”, is it just an industry term? The terms “wheels” and “casters” are often used interchangeably to describe rolling devices leading to many people assuming they are the same thing. While wheels … Read More

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