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Does it seem like some other caster companies are speaking a foreign language? Can't tell a wheel brake from a swivel lock? Here's a handy reference guide of "caster-speak" - so you can be sure that what you want, is what you get!
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Swivel and Rigid Casters
Swivel Casters: The swivel casters in this catalog come equipped with many different types of swivel bearings. From the simplest plain bearing found in the 0EA series, to sealed precision ball bearings found in others, each is designed for the greatest mobility and control.
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Swivel Bearing Types
- Plain Bearing: The stem of the caster pivots in the caster body. In some plain bearing swivels, there's a ball at the base of the stem allowing the swivel to pivot more easily and smoothly.
Full Complement: A design which has one row of balls at the stem base providing easier swiveling than the plain bearing swivel.
Standard Double-Row Ball: This swivel has two rows of balls - an upper and a lower row - which are precisely staked together allowing for easy swiveling and flutter-free performance.
Protected Double-Row Ball: In this design, two rows of balls are protected by a metal or plastic shield, allowing for great swiveling ease while helping to keep the environment out.
Sealed Precision Ball Bearing: One sealed precision radial ball bearing incorporated into the swivel head, providing the greatest ease of swiveling and very smooth operation. This design is ideal for heavy or expensive equipment.
- Kingpinless Swivel: This double-row ball bearing swivel does not have a kingpin and is the strongest type of swivel bearing available. It should be selected for equipment that is very heavy or needs to endure rough handling.
Rigid Casters: Rigid casters do not swivel. They allow greater control of the equipment when pushed long distances, allowing the equipment to track and steer more easily. Wheel: The wheel is the rolling element within the caster.
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