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QHDC | News | HOW TO: CHOOSE THE RIGHT WHEEL AND CASTOR

HOW TO: CHOOSE THE RIGHT WHEEL AND CASTOR March 12, 2019 - Posted in: Article

With an extensive range of wheels and castors available at IWC we understand that it’s easy to get confused about which product best suits your needs. Due to the importance of selecting the right equipment for the job, we make it our priority to ensure we are supplying the best business solution.
We have put together this quick guide to all things wheels and castors to assist you in your purchasing decision.

1. Select your product

The type of use intended for your equipment will determine the selection criteria of your wheel and castor. For example, do you need the wheel to swivel or roll straight or how the castor will be fitted to the top-plate.

2. Load Weight & Wheel Size

The size and density of the wheel is dependent on the weight of the load. To calculate the weight distribution, divide the gross weight (the weight of the transport unit plus the weight of the load) by the number of wheels/castors attached. This can be determined by the following equation.

3. Maneuverability

The starting, rolling and swivel resistance relies on choosing the right type of tread, bearing and wheel to the load weight and surface conditions.

4. Wheel Materials

Operational comfort is determined by selecting the correct shape and tread material of the wheel.
A rule of thumb is that the tread should be softer than the floor material. This will eliminate damage to the floor.

5. Wheel bearing type

The type of wheel bearing depends on the load size, speed, environmental influences and the amount of starting force required.

Bearing Type Functionality
Plain Bore Rugged, resistant to humidity, high start, and rolling resistance
Roller bearings Rugged, have low rolling resistance and low radial bearing clearance
Ball Bearings Quickest starting and rolling, lowest bearing clearance, high load capacity and suitable for higher speeds

6. Resistance

The product lifespan and functionality depends on selecting the correct wheel for the situation. This minimises the risk of corrosion due to extreme temperatures and chemical substances.

If you are still unsure about which wheel or castor to pick our friendly sales staff are just a phone call away.

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