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How to Choose a Castor or Wheel
Tip 1: How to Choose a Castor or Wheel
What Load Capacity Do I Need?
Take the total load weight of your project
(eg. I'm making a trolley that needs to hold 500kg)
Divide that number by the quantity of castors to be used
(eg. I'm going to use 4 castors for my trolley)
Now you have the capacity required per castor!
(eg. 500kg divided by 4 = 125kg per castor)
Which Type Of Wheel Do I Need?
(Low rolling resistance, durable, non marking, ideal for hard, smooth surfaces and outside/wet environments)
(Shock absorbing, non marking, ideal for timber/vinyl/concrete flooring)
(Hard wearing, quiet operation, low rolling resistance, non-marking, ideal for timber/vinyl/concrete flooring)
Which Fixing Type Do I Need?
(Best supported fitting, either bolt or weld to the product)
(Ideal for fixing into tube, for trolleys and display equipment)
(for multi direction)
(for straight lines)
(for locking castor wheels)
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