Shock Absorbing Casters

A variety of options are available for spring loaded casters that are used in wheel brakes, swivel locks, turning devices, and other categories. The appropriate casters for maximum shock absorption and noise reduction for your specific applications that require certain design elements can be reviewed and discussed with an experienced engineering staff to determine what your particular needs are.

Following are some examples of the types of shock absorbing casters that are on the market:

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Light Duty Casters

* With a capacity range or 50 to 350 pounds, they are for medical equipment, electronic gear, lightweight office equipment, and copiers.
* Those with a capacity range of 150 to 570 pounds are for heavy-duty electronic gear, light-duty material handling, and heavy-duty office equipment.

Medium Duty Casters

* With a capacity range: of 150 to 675 pounds, these are for textile trailers and tool carts, light to medium ground support equipment, and medium to heavy-duty handling equipment.
* Those with a capacity range of 300 to 1,000 pounds are for medium-weight aircraft ground support equipment, parts trailers, trash wagons, and light to heavy material handling equipment.
*Casters with a capacity range of 500 to 1,800 pounds are for in-plant trash containers and trailers, aircraft ground support equipment and assembly fixtures, medium to heavy material handling equipment, and other highly abusive applications.

Heavy-Duty Casters

*With a capacity range of 800 to 3,000 pounds, these are for high-abusive part carriers, aircraft engines, maintenance stands, aircraft baggage dollies and pads, and heavy-duty industrial material.
*With a capacity range of 2,000 to 4,500 pounds, these are for heavy-duty trailers, aircraft maintenance stands, and aircraft ground support equipment.
*Those with a capacity range of 2,500 to 5,000 pounds are for heavy-duty trailers, scrap metal carriers, aircraft engines and maintenance stands, aircraft ground support equipment, heavy-duty materials, high-abuse cargo dollies, and asphalt paving machinery.
*With a capacity range of 3,000 to 6,500 pounds, these are for aircraft ground support equipment and engines, and ultra-heavy-duty industrial materials.
* With a capacity range of 5,000 to 8,000 pounds, these are for extra-heavy materials, mobile motion picture staging, and maintenance docks for aircraft.
* With a capacity range of 8,000 to 12,500 pounds, these are also for extra-heavy-duty mat mobile motion picture staging, and aircraft maintenance docks.
* Those with a capacity range of 12,500 to 16,000 pounds are for large mold die carts, heavy payload dollies, coil steel carts, and aircraft tail stands and maintenance docks.
* Those with a capacity range of 16,000 to 25,000 pounds are for mining equipment transfer cars, heavy payload dollies, large mold die carts, and aircraft tails stands and maintenance docks.

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