A brief introduction to the professional terms of caster wheels
Every industry has fixed professional terms, in the caster industry is no exception, so what are the professional terms we need to understand and familiar with?
1. Device height
The installation height of the industrial caster is the maximum vertical distance between the bottom plate and the wheel. The vertical distance from the ground to the location of the device.
2. Driving load
The bearing capacity of casters when moving, also known as dynamic load. The dynamic load of the universal wheel varies according to the standard and factory test method. It also varies depending on the material of the wheel. The key is whether the structure and quality of the scaffold can resist impact and shock.
3. Impact load
The instantaneous bearing capacity of the casters when the equipment is impacted or shaken by the load.
4. Static load
The static load should be at least twice the impact load. The amount of weight the casters can hold at rest. Generally, the static load should be 2 times the exercise load.
5. The radius of rotation
Proper spacing allows casters to turn 360 degrees. The reasonable rotation radius directly affects the service life of the caster, which refers to the horizontal distance between the vertical line of the center rivet and the outer edge of the tire.
6. Driving flexibility
On the smooth ground, the factors that affect the flexibility of casters are: the structure of the support and the selection of steel for the support, the size of the wheel, the wheel type, bearings, etc. The bigger the wheels, the better the flexibility. Hard, narrow wheels take less effort than flat, soft wheels. But on uneven ground, soft wheels save effort. And soft wheels provide better maintenance and shock absorbers on uneven surfaces.
7. Support steering center distance
Refers to the horizontal distance between the vertical line of the center rivet and the center of the core.
8. Rotation radius
Rotation radius is too short will increase the difficulty of steering, hard, narrow wheels than soft, wide wheels easier to steer. The radius of rotation is an important parameter of wheel rotation. Too much will cause the wheels to wobble and shorten their life.