This is an extremely brief impression on directions being given to industrialists, their designers and manufacturers, to make the best and most appropriate selection of caster wheels for their industrial program going forward. The directions sample is using targeted 5 inch caster wheels by way of a good example.
Let’s just say that there is no one set formula or rule that is cast in stone in regard to selecting your most appropriate casters. A number of factors unique to your business need to be taken into account. In this case, a balanced approach needs to be in motion before you make your final selection.
But the most important considerations to take into account are as followers. When selecting your five-inch caster wheels you will be making a note of your required local weight, the floor conditions of your operation as well as adverse or unusual conditions, let’s just say, usual to your usual operating environment. Unusual conditions will, of course, now include extreme climate conditions. And depending on your floors’ conditions, you’ll always be looking out for caster wheels that promote ‘roller ease’.
The heavier the weight of the load you will usually be carrying, the larger the wheel required for your caster. The weight of the load will also influence your wheels’ mobile ability. The wheels also need to be large enough to move easily over cracks in your well-worn factory floor. Tracks, moldings and other pertinent or usual obstructions also need to be taken into account. Unusual conditions entail the prevalence of excess acids, chemicals and oils. These will generally be harmful to rubber wheels and in this case phenolic or steel wheels are your best bet.
Keeping to wheel size, strive to install large wheels. The larger your wheels’ diameter, the easier it will roll over any surface.