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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.

Leading Companies:

  • Albion, MI 517-629-8838

    Caster Concepts, an industrial leader in the manufacturing of industrial casters and wheels, uses a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and testing equipment to provide customers with superior, custom-designed casters. Providing solutions for even the most demanding applications!

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  • Saint Joseph, MI 800-253-0868

    Jarvis supplies a complete catalog of casters & wheels. From light duty, shopping cart casters to medium & heavy duty casters, capacities from 160 lbs. to 1700 lbs. Plastic casters, Stainless Steel casters, Pneumatic Casters & Special Caster Designs. A specialty of ours: odd size special top plates & stems.

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  • Nashville, TN 866-316-2163

    Serving a wide variety of industries, Faultless has what you need for your next project. Specialty, custom, stainless and many more; these are just some of the casters we manufacture. Realizing that light duty and heavy duty models each have their purpose, we can explain it to you to help you make the correct choice. Contact Faultless today for the quality customer service you deserve.

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  • Gastonia, NC 866-254-1110

    RWM Casters is a leading caster manufacturer of high-quality industrial casters; light, medium, and heavy duty casters; swivel casters; pneumatic casters; dual wheel casters; shock absorbing casters; textile casters; Kingpinless™; air cargo casters, and quite a lot more.

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Swivel Casters Industry Information

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.

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Design of Swivel Casters

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.

Variations of Swivel Casters

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 is 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.