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Low Profile Casters: High Quality for Your Appliances

Low profile casters make moving things easier, period. When you have to carry large appliances and other items into a small, low-overhead space, it can be extremely difficult. Instead of having to do all that work (and risking potential injury) these casters can make it so much easier. These casters with a low profile (also called ?business machine casters?) allow you to simply roll your items into a location. We have a wide variety of these business machine casters so that you can find the exact right casters for your job.

What Low Profile Casters can Move

The modern-day office requires quite a lot of appliances. If you?ve never had to move your office before, then you may be caught unaware by simply how much work this requires. Desks, tables, file cabinets ? and that?s just for starters. These casters make it possible to carry those items (and others) into an area easily. The reason for that is the casters? low profile.

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What makes these casters so remarkable is that they?re able to carry items that are so large without being large themselves. That?s where the ?low profile? part comes in. See, you can put something like a refrigerator on these casters, and then you can wheel it into your kitchen or other areas. These casters, low and short as they are, can support that refrigerator?s weight. Moreover, since they?re so short, they make it easier to get the refrigerator into the area, too. They might only be a few inches shorter than another kind of caster, but those few inches can make all of the difference in the world. They can be what separates wheeling a fridge (or something even bulkier) into an area or having to do it all by hand. That saves time, money, effort, and so much more.

Casters for Delicate Jobs

We mentioned the fridge, which is something that has to be handled with a certain touch, yes, but a refrigerator is going to go through some wear and tear. People touch and use fridges every day; they sometimes slam the door when they shouldn?t, etc. There?s durability about fridges. Other items that are business machine casters can move are far more sensitive. One common application of these casters is to use them to move server towers.

Server towers are as delicate an item as there is. They aren?t meant to be jostled, and they sure shouldn?t be dropped. They can also be difficult to move because they?re so tall. This is one more area in which our business machine casters excel. These casters allow you to wheel them into a room without adding many inches to their height. So, you can wheel them around quickly and easily without any fear that they?ll bump on a ceiling, or doorframe, or anything like that. Our casters allow you the freedom to put your most important items where you want them to be put.

Safe on Floors

The name ?business machine casters? includes the word ?business.? So, we make casters that help in all manner of business capacity. To use an example, imagine that you use our casters to bring your tables and desks into a commercial establishment. You need these tables and desks for your employees, as well as for any potential clients, customers, investors, partners or others who might come through. It makes sense that you want casters which make it easy to set everything up just the way that you want.

Additionally, you?re going to want casters that don?t make marks on your flooring, too. There are many kinds of casters available. We understand that the job of business machine casters isn?t just to make sure that items are moved into and out of the business easily, we know that they?re also supposed to help the business in every way possible, too. It doesn?t help the business to have skid marks or other stains on the floor.

That?s the kind of thing that might seem like a small thing in the moment but can become larger later on. Sure, most people don?t make their purchasing or investment decisions based on a few skid marks on the ground, but it can?t help. Our business machine casters, safe for a variety of floors, can protect your items as well as your floors, too. We see it as one more way that we can assist your business.

Of course, our casters are safe for floors that aren?t included in business, too. Using the refrigerator as an example, we know how important your kitchen floor is to you at home. You do everything in your power to make sure that it looks clean and neat. Used properly, our casters allow you to get your fridge, tables, and other appliances in and out of your kitchen without any other marks.

Casters that Last

Most casters are built to be used infrequently. If you go to other caster sites, you?ll find all different kinds of casters, most of which are used exclusively to help move items into and out of a location. For many of our business machine casters, however, the opposite is true. They won?t be used just once: they?ll be used for a long period of time. We?ve built plenty of them for that specific purpose. This is why we have casters with brakes available and more.

Often, when our customers wheel something on our casters into their place of business, they want it to stay there for a long period of time. They?ll want to keep it near data connection points and so forth, but also may want to move it someday. So, it stands to reason that they wouldn?t want to take the casters off. When you get casters with brakes, this is easy. You simply keep the casters on, keep the brakes on, and the item can be moved easily whenever you want. Today?s modern business world moves quickly. It can be difficult to predict what's going to happen tomorrow, much less next week or later. We offer casters with brakes which better allow business owners to keep up with the fast pace of business.

One thing to keep in mind about casters with brakes which are going to stay in one location for a long period of time: be careful about the load capacity. If they?re going to be in one place for four weeks or more, even the strongest, most durable business machine caster could get a flat spot. There?s one way to minimize or even eliminate the possibility of this: make sure that the weight is nowhere near the load capacity. In fact, we recommend reducing the rated capacity by fifty percent, should it sit on your items for a month or more.

So, this means if you got casters from us that are rated for up to 800 pounds, then you want something that was 400 pounds or less on top of it. If the casters were rated for 400 pounds, then you would want something that?s 200 pounds, and so forth. Those casters could absolutely carry their load capacity when they move in and out of a location, but for something sitting on top of them for more than a month, making sure the items are half of the load capacity is recommended.

A Place for Casters

We have all different kinds of business machine casters here at our site. You can get casters that can handle anywhere from 200 pounds to 800 as well as more customized options. Brakes, dual-wheel casters and more are all available. We know that many people don?t buy business machine casters all that often, so we?re glad to be able to offer you advice on what casters are right for you. To get the casters you need, head to our site or call (888) 490-2969.

We know that you have many options for the treads on your caster wheels. Here at our company, we do everything we can to offer you as many different caster wheels options as possible. One of the more popular kinds of treads is our polyurethane casters. These treads can be used in many different applications for a host of different reasons. Below, we?ll touch on some of the benefits of using polyurethane tread caster wheels. Additionally, we?ll cover some other kinds of wheels that you might be interested in.

Polyurethane Tread Caster Wheels Industrial Application

Many of the customers who use polyurethane tread casters do so for an industrial setting. This means that they?re in factories, warehouses, and other similar locations. These polyurethane casters are used for medium and heavy-duty purposes day in and day out. Some industries have zero downtime forcing excessive usage and demand. This means that business owners need caster wheels that they can rely on. They can?t afford a setback in a failed caster wheel.

One of the most popular benefits to these casters besides versatility is their ?wearability.? That may not sound like a real world, but when it comes to caster wheels, it?s actually quite important. It means that they won?t ?wear down? when working under heavy loads, nor will they ?wear out.? Instead, it means that you can rely on them for an extended period of time to get the job done. Specifically, these polyurethane treads are often sought after when the loads are quite heavy and taxing. The holding force and load capacity of some polyurethane casters can be quite strong indeed reaching as high as 3500 lbs per caster. Often, you?ll find that polyurethane casters are compared to rubber tires. There are quite a few similarities, however, on average; polyurethane tires provide a greater load-bearing capacity. Rubber tires might flatten out, or just simply break under some of the loads that these polyurethane casters might work under.

Protection for Ears, Protection for Floors

No one wants to have to deal with loud caster wheels. Whether you?re on the floor of the warehouse, working in the office, or at home, no one wants to hear noises coming out of the caster wheels. This is yet another reason that polyurethane tires are so popular. Compared to other kinds of caster wheels, these particular treads cause much less noise than other options. This has made them a great choice for a variety of locations.

At first, you might think ?why would employees worry about the noise coming from caster wheels?? While this may not be a loud screeching, it can add up day after day. After all, employees that work with these kinds of wheels tend to do it day in, day out for several years on end. While a little bit of noise one day won?t mean much, over time, it can add up to significant hearing damage and worse. So, these wheels are a great way to protect the hearing of your employees over a long period of time.

Steel or cast iron wheels, without polyurethane treads around them, can cause quite a bit of noise. Sure, they?re durable and strong, but all that clanging can make quite a racket. That?s particularly true if the ground that your wheels are going to be on is quite uneven. If you?re in most modern warehouses or other workstations, then the ground is, in all likelihood, quite uneven. So, that uneven surface can make quite a bit of noise. Using polyurethane tread casters is a fantastic way to make sure that your employees can work in a quieter environment.

Sure, the floor in a warehouse or other industrial setting might see its share of marks, scrapes and other problems, but you don?t want to add to that unless you have to. These particular polyurethane casters are great about making sure that your floor is in as good of shape as possible for as long as possible.

One of the ways that our polyurethane treads are able to do this is through our proprietary injection mold process. ?Most manufacturers take short cuts by not injecting the tread mold fully through the center connector spacing. Our plant not only injects the resin through the center but makes sure it coils over closing the loop internally to full circle providing extensive industrial strength, durability, and longevity. Another contributor is tread width. In many cases, these polyurethane treads are wider than some other materials which may be a bit harder. So, that smaller, more concentrated wheel can damage floors much easier. Polyurethane treads, on the other hand, tend to be a bit wider. So, they spread out the stress concentration. Instead of keeping it focused and narrow, by spreading it out, they?re able to diffuse it. In all, this creates less stress on the floor itself. This can help your floor quite a bit in the long run.

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Tough Tires for Tough Environments

Many industrial work environments can be tough. Sure, you might want them to be sterile, dry locations, but that?s not always the case. The environment could be wet, humid, or worse. There could be all kinds of chemicals around, or solvents, or something else that makes the work environment just a bit more difficult. Again, when the work environment is challenging, you want caster wheels and treads that are going to be able to meet the challenge, as opposed to shirking away from it.

Polyurethane treads don?t corrode when water?s about. They actually have quite a bit of resistance to water, which is just one more way that they prevail. They won?t just break down as soon as the environment gets a bit challenging. As much as we would like to, there?s just no way to perfectly, completely control the work environment. When things break down or become difficult, you need caster wheels that can help in practically all situations. Icon Casters are exactly what the doctor ordered.

Better Grip on Caster Wheels

Slippage. One of the last things anyone wants to deal with in an industrial environment is wheels that slip. That can create a dangerous, unsafe situation. Fortunately, polyurethane treads on caster wheels have a strong grip. Known by many in the industry as a ?grippy? material, these particular tires are very resistant to sliding. With a strong ability to provide traction, they can help to make it easier to stay in control.

While there are harder materials for tires and wheels, they might slide a bit more. With polyurethane treads, you can reduce the amount of the load on the wheel while improving overall traction making it easier to get all of the driving force that you or your workers need to maintain control of direction.

Our Polyurethane Tires for Caster Wheels

At our site, you can get medium and heavy duty caster wheels made with polyurethane treads. We know that no two environments are exactly the same. Your industrial environment is going to be different from someone else?s, with different challenges than others, and vice versa. Therefore, no one application will have a universal solution.

That?s why we offer as many different options as possible. Go to our site and you?ll see all of the different types of caster wheels available almost instantly for your specific needs. If you can?t find it, we?ll make it. ?That?s the advantage of working with the Icon of casters. Don?t worry about needing extensive knowledge pertaining to casters. That?s our job! You can talk to our professionals directly and expand your knowledge base through chat, email or by phone. Just give us a call at (888) 726-0074.

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