A castor is a type of pivoting roller that is designed to be attached to furniture, equipment, machinery or other large objects, in order to allow them to be easily moved from one place to another or to protect the floor. They simplify any handling process, by reducing friction and using them there is no need to carry the objects, as they can easily be pulled or pushed.
Castors are used for a variety of applications, including cabinetry, scaffolding, medical equipment, office machinery, clothes racks, food and services trolleys, carts, platform trucks, wire shelving units, heavy appliances, general duty material handling, vending machines, warehouse applications, industrial applications, textile applications, waste management applications and tool boxes, among many others.
Castors and Wheels suppliers in the UAE offer a wide range of light duty, medium duty, heavy duty, extra duty, single, double or compound wheel stainless steel castors of different sizes, a variety of mono tech, thermoplastic soft or hard rubber, nylon, polyurethane, pneumatic, aluminum, sintered and cast iron and non-marking wheels and different accessories, like floor locks, axles, spanners, bearings, total lock brakes, tread brakes, swivel top plates, rigid top plates, leveling jacks, sockets, clamps and strikes, glides, furniture retread caps, broom holders and caster assembly wrenches.
When choosing the right type of castors and wheels for your business, there are some factors that should be taken into consideration, like the weight and size of the products, machinery or equipment they will be used for, as well as the type of floor or surface where they will be used.
Castors are rated by how much weight they can hold. Light duty versions are usually recommended for store fixtures, medical equipment and light institutional and commercial applications, as well as for any lightweight appliances or carts. Medium duty versions are recommended for medical and food services trolleys, as well as for material handling applications. Heavy and extra heavy duty versions are recommended for any type of heavy and very heavy loads.
If you are going to use them on a ceramic tile or a hard wood floor, the best option are castors with soft non-marking wheels. Hard wheels options could scratch the surface, leaving traces behind. On the other hand, if you intend to use the castors on soft surfaces, like carpets, hard wheel options are the best.
Your choice should depend on the industry in which thee castors will be used. In some applications, like construction materials or different heavy equipment or machinery handling, plastic, nylon or rubber wheel castors are not resistant enough and metal options should be used instead, not only for their durability, but also for their resistance to high temperatures, in the case of equipment or machinery, which can be exposed to very high temperature levels during their use.
The professionals at any of these companies who provide castors and wheels can answer to any enquiries you might have and can recommend the best solutions for any type of applications that you use in your business sector.