The Caster Wheel Load Capacity Chart
The caster wheel load capacity chart capacity chart helps you determine the maximum permissible load of the casters or wheels that you choose. This allows you to select casters that will safely carry your transport equipment and its contents.
Static Load Capacity vs Dynamic Load Capacity
The dynamic load capacity is the maximum load that can be carried by a caster or wheel when the equipment is in motion over a long period of time. It is important to understand this difference.
Understanding Caster Wheel Load Capacity Chart: How to Choose the Right Casters for Your Equipment
This calculation is a more difficult one to understand than the static load capacity because on uneven floors, not all of the casters or wheels are in contact with the floor at once, making the load less spread out. For example, if transport equipment weighs 3,000 pounds and has 4 casters, the total load capacity will be divided by three instead of four because the weight can not be evenly distributed on all the casters at all times.
If your equipment needs to move quickly or needs to be maneuvered with great care, you need a caster that will provide a smooth and safe ride. This means the caster must have the ability to roll easily over rough surfaces, such as debris covered floors.
Bearing Style & Materials
The bearing material is very important to consider when you are choosing the correct casters for your equipment. Steel bearings are often the most common choice for this application, although there are some exceptions.