There are thousands of different types of castors and therefore, for any company who is fabricating or manufacturing items that will need castors, taking the time to better understand your needs could make a huge amount of difference.
It is easy to underestimate just how important the right heavy duty castors can be to material handling applications and trolleys. However, whilst you may assume that all you need is a wheel that can rotate in the right way to allow better ease of movement and allow you to transport heavy items in the most appropriate way, the choice of heavy duty castors needs a great more consideration.
Many things will affect the best choice of industrial castors for the items you are creating or planning to use and not only will the castor choice affect how heavy a load can be placed on to the finished product, but different castors will also be needed for different environments too.
Whilst cheap castors may be fine for some and allow you to manufacture products at a far lower cost, the actual ability for the finished item to cope in a number of different environments and to carry a good deal of weight will inevitably be compromised. Furthermore, cheaper wheels may well skid when faced with even small obstructions.
Different industrial castors will deal very differently with different loads, terrains and temperatures, and therefore understanding exactly what your finished product is likely to be used for could not only help you create a stronger, more practical or more lightweight product, but also ensure that you can target it specifically towards a given audience should you need to.
The wrong castor can simply fail and cause accidents, or even in the best-case scenario simply mark floors. Either way, if you want to offer the best product to certain end users, knowing which castors to choose will be extremely important.