Rolling Right Along

For as much importance that is stressed on the choice of wheel materials, sometimes, bearing selection doesn’t get a fair shake. The right bearing can be the difference between a successful solution, and a problem in the making. When selecting a caster, consider the following when selecting the bearing for the application:

  • How much does the cart and load, combined, weigh?
    • For lighter applications, you can use Delrin, Roller, or Plain bearings
    • For heavier applications, use Roller or Precision Ball Bearings.
  • In what manner will the equipment be moved?
    • If it’s a push-pull application, consider Delrin, Roller or Precision Ball Bearing
    • If it will be towed all the time, use a Tapered Bearing.
    • If it’s a combination of the two, use a Precision Ball Bearing.
  • Will it be exposed to considerable amounts of moisture, like a wash-down application?
    • If so, use a Delrin or Stainless Steel Precision Ball Bearing.
    • If not, any bearing will do.

Take a look at these questions, by answering them, you should be able to get a good idea of what kind of bearing you’re application requires. Beyond these, consider any ergonomic or environmental requirements.

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