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Industrial Caster Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of industrial caster manufacturers and suppliers. Find industrial caster companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture industrial casters to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top industrial caster manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the industrial caster companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of heavy duty castes, furniture caster units, and caster resources of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Charlotte, NC 800-333-3422

    With over 50,000 caster combinations in stock, Allied Caster & Equipment Co. offers material handling products with a specialty in casters. Choose from an endless variety of industrial casters from the nationwide retailer that “works hard to earn your business.” We offer deep discounts on casters.

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  • Norcross, GA 800-229-2431

    AIE is a stocking distributor of casters: light duty, medium duty & heavy duty casters; stainless casters; furniture casters; pneumatic casters; ball casters; top plate casters; decorative casters; twin wheel casters; stem casters and specialty casters (spring loaded, air cargo & business machine).

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  • King of Prussia, PA 800-523-5474

    Acorn™ has been the leading U.S. manufacturer in the production of cast polyamides for standard or custom caster & wheel applications. We manufacture, stock, assemble & service a complete selection of superior casters, wheels & parts. Standard or custom wheels, the best of counters and count control systems, mounts, tools, material handling equipment – whatever you need, call Acorn™.

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  • Sacramento, CA 800-350-8828

    Since 1982, BMH Equipment has been a caster distributor, carrying Colsen, Aubin and Darnell products such as furniture casters, heavy duty and pneumatic caster wheels, swivel casters, furniture wheels & chair casters. Caster industries we serve include food service, clean rooms, manufacturing and material handling. The BMH goal is to sell and serve all your equipment needs efficiently.

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Industrial Casters Industry Information

Industrial Casters

Industrial casters are wheel assemblies that are attached to the bottoms of industrial furniture legs to provide mobility and shock absorption. They are used on chairs, tables and storage racks in schools, hospitals, banquet halls, restaurants, retail stores, truck garages and industrial manufacturing plants and warehouses.

Quick links to Industrial Casters Information

Application of Industrial Casters

A caster is any tool that, when affixed to an object, allows for the mobility of that object. The word “caster” is often used interchangeably with the word “wheel,” though they are not entirely synonymous. Casters can also be constructed of ball bearings, as is the case with ball bearing casters. Ball bearing casters are used in industrial contexts in which wheel casters are not appropriate. Otherwise, most casters involve some kind of wheel.

In industrial settings, as in commercial and consumer products settings, casters are regularly affixed to furniture, moving storage containers like tool chests and a wide variety of other objects. In hospitals, homes, offices, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, schools, theaters and all manner of other settings, casters can be found mounted on the legs of hospital gurneys, lighting equipment, chairs and countless other objects. These casters can be made out of a wide variety of materials, depending on the demands of their application.

Design of Industrial Casters

Industrial casters are often fabricated from stamped steel housings and brackets, aluminum or cast iron wheel centers and axle nuts and thermoplastic rubber or tread polyurethane caster wheels. Some caster assemblies are two-wheeled, providing a broader, more stable support for heavy equipment. Medical and hospital furniture casters are medium-duty with soft rubber or polyamide wheels and polypro injection molded housings for smooth, quiet operation. Office and household chair casters are made from lower-duty thermoplastic materials, although bed casters typically have strong metal housings.

Carefully selecting the appropriate industrial caster configuration and construction material is essential. In an industrial setting, failure of a caster could result in the instability of attached objects. In the case of hospital beds or other healthcare equipment, this could result in injury to patients, contamination of common spaces or other very serious hazards. In the case of a manufacturing facility, unstable heavy machinery could fall and cause worker injury and product loss. Considerations for caster load, composition and other similar factors must be thorough in advance of a caster’s application. Assuming these provisions are made, most caster varieties should prove to be valuable, long lasting assets to their users.