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Swivel Caster Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of swivel caster manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top swivel caster manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find swivel caster companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture swivel casters to your companies specifications. Then contact the swivel caster companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of heavy duty swivel casters, small swivel caster wheels, locking swivel casters, or customized swivel casters of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Greensboro, NC 800-822-8833

    Carolina Material Handling offers customers a complete line of light duty, medium duty, medium-heavy duty, general, v-groove and heavy duty casters in many different sizes and load capacities. You have the choice of several finish options such as powder coat, steel and plating when you buy casters. When it comes to industrial casters and other types of material handling supplies, we have something that is sure to fit all of your needs.

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  • Ontario, CA 800-543-3413

    Founded in 1985, DH Casters mission is to provide an experience that is fast and simple. We ask the right questions to offer the right product so that you can Avoid Caster Disasters. We listen to what you need and when you need it, We Roll Your Way. With over 1,000 products available, we have what you need for replacement wheels or casters for any cart, office chair, dumpster, gate, dolly, hand truck and more.. Please call or visit our website today for information!

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  • Westborough, MA 855-872-2305

    High quality, durable casters will keep your business rolling, whether it’s in house use or for product development. Browse our extensive selection of light duty, medium duty and heavy duty casters including kingpinless from major brands such as Colson, Albion, Darcor, Medcaster and Shepherd. Can’t find the caster you need, send a quote request or give us a call and one of our caster specialists will help find the caster you need.

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  • Chicago, IL 888-722-7837

    At CasterDepot, we’ve been providing quality casters and above-and-beyond service since 1980. Along the way, we came to an important conclusion: a lot of responsibility rests on a simple caster, no matter the product it supports. For 41 years, our family has welcomed the responsibility to support our customers, always striving to provide the best quality product, at the best price, without compromise. No matter what your caster needs, CasterDepot can provide it.

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Swivel Casters

Swivel casters allow caster wheels to move in multiple directions, giving furniture on swivel casters greater ease of movement than furniture attached to rigid casters. It is important to consider aspects such as load carrying capacity, swivel caster and wheel dimensions, flooring materials and environmental conditions before selecting a swivel caster for any application.

Casters are tools that, when attached to an object, allow for the mobility of that object. While all casters allow for the linear motion of an object, only swivel casters allow an extra dimension of rotational motion to the objects on which they are installed. Swivel casters consist of a caster frame and a wheel; they are constructed so that the caster frame houses the wheel. When the wheel is installed into the caster frame, two legs are attached to either side of the wheel and the wheel is held in place between these two legs by an axle or bolt. Positioned above the legs is a swivel bearing, a component that provides the swivel caster with a full 360º range of movement. The swivel caster is commonly attached to equipment through a mounting plate, or top plate, that is connected to both the swivel bearing and to the two legs. Mounting plates generally contain four holes used to bolt the swivel caster to the equipment. Typical materials used for swivel casters include metal and plastic coated metal, which has the greatest load capacity; rubber, which allows for silent movement; hybrid rubber, which provides both silent movement and a high load capacity; and thermoformed plastic, which offers a high load capacity.

In the past, all swivel casters used kingpins, both to attach the caster housing to the caster bracket and to provide pivot motion. Kingpins absorb a significant amount of stress, particularly in high-impact industrial applications, and they are consequently the number one cause of swivel caster failure. "Kingpinless" casters have become quite common among medical casters, office casters and even industrial casters. In kingpinless casters, a raceway of ball bearings connects the upper bracket to the caster housing in place of a kingpin. These are not only far more wear-resistant, but provide smoother swivel motion as well. As it true with the process of selecting any caster, careful considerations should be made in advance of selecting a caster in order to ensure its longevity and safety. Providing such considerations are made, a caster can be a valuable asset in its application for many years.