The answer to the question “Where to use pneumatic casters?” is quite varied. From Heavy-duty carts and trucks to Lawn and garden equipment, these casters are ideal for moving equipment around. They also work well on uneven surfaces, like sidewalks and rough terrain. So let’s explore each category in more detail. After all, it is only natural to ask yourself: “What kind of terrain do I need to work on”
Industrial carts can be used to transport heavy loads. They are built with all-welded construction, 12 or 14-gauge steel shelves, and 3/16″ thick angle posts. DC Graves industrial carts are available in two standard sizes and capacity ratings ranging from 600 to 7,000 pounds. Each one is also designed with ergonomic handles and rounded corners to make them easy to push and pull. Listed below are some common types of industrial carts.
Full-pneumatic casters are ideal for outdoor or sensitive materials. They are essentially tireless but require proper air pressure in all tires to move. If one tire goes flat, the cart becomes inoperable. The two swivel wheels allow easy maneuverability in tight spaces, but it can be harder to maintain a straight path down a long corridor. This type of cart is perfect for industries that frequently move heavy materials
Heavy-duty trucks benefit from pneumatic casters for several reasons. These wheels offer improved load cushioning and shock absorption and handle rough surfaces well. They are also ideal for moving equipment that solid tires could damage. Here are some of the advantages of heavy-duty pneumatic casters. First, read on to learn more about these critical components. Then, here’s a breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks of each type.
Different materials are used for caster wheels. High-capacity caster wheels are abrasion-resistant and offer long-term service on concrete and asphalt, and they also resist corrosive environments and are available in high-temperature versions. Pneumatic wheels are durable and highly resistant to oil and chemicals. Pneumatic wheels also offer to cushion. Heavy-duty trucks should choose pneumatic casters if they are placed on inclines and ramps.
Lawn and garden equipment
You most likely own a handcart or wheelbarrow if you are an avid gardener. Small wheelbarrows are typically equipped with solid rubber tires, which require little maintenance. The tires also rarely wear out before the equipment breaks. However, medium-sized wheelbarrows have pneumatic tires, which need periodic maintenance and replacement. These tires make the equipment roll more quickly, causing less compaction of the ground and minor damage to the turf.
Electric lift trucks
Electric lift trucks turn in a tighter circle than traditional vehicles. Typically, these machines are less than four feet wide. Like any vehicle, they have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, brake pedal, parking brake, and clutch. Some models also have a grip, which allows the operator to shift into higher forward gears. In addition, most electric trucks come with an accelerator and brake pedal.
The EP7000-EP10000 Series of electric lift trucks offer various options, including cushion and solid pneumatic tires for indoor and outdoor operations. These trucks are designed to be environmentally friendly and provide low-emission performance. They are perfect for handling pallets, loading and unloading trailers, and handling goods in varied environments. While they have some disadvantages, these trucks offer a host of advantages.
Material handling systems
Polyurethane casters and pneumatic cylinder casters are two of the most common materials for material handling systems. Although both materials are suitable for various applications, pneumatic cylinder casters tend to be more expensive due to the higher raw material costs. However, pneumatic cylinder casters are an excellent substitute for polyurethane casters in some cases.
Pneumatic cylinder casters feature air-filled wheels that provide a cushioned ride. Therefore, they are beneficial for applications involving low-speed manual moving. In addition to easing the passage, pneumatic cylinder casters also have the advantage of being quiet and odorless. Furthermore, pneumatic cylinder casters are great for complex surfaces and tight spaces. A standard Pneumatic Cylinder Caster is equipped with a non-marking tread.