Most of you probably never know what casters are because casters are the real name although most of you refer them as small wheels. But the casters are not just ordinary wheels because they are able to be used in different fields and offer the same function which is to provide easier moving activities. The most common places where you can found casters are in the hospital where the casters are attached on the gurneys and wheelchairs, restaurants where the waiters and waitresses are delivering your food in carts, food carts in airplane, and other casters for industrial purposes.
The different function that the casters have to offer is emphasizing that the casters are made from different materials. The materials for casters are determining the durability and quality that the casters are having although the proper usage and daily maintenance are also affecting the durability of the casters. The plate casters for example, it is divided into three casters that serve for different purposes like utility casters, light duty casters, medium, and heavy duty casters. The aforementioned purposes mean that the casters are made from different materials due to their field of work and the customers are hoping that the casters have the endurance to do their job.
The most common materials for the casters are phenolic, TPR, polyurethane, and polyurethane on cast iron. The casters which made from cast iron are intended to be used in heavy duty because they are able to hold up 3000lbs of weight. All casters are coated with corrosion resistant zinc plated to offer longer usage and durability because the work field might be damp or wet. To resist any bending usage, the casters manufacturers are doubling the welded on the legs where they are combining the work-hardened and rolled-in in the production process to ensure that the casters are able to bear the maximum load.