What Is Swivel Casters?

Swivel caster wheel is the so-called movable caster wheel, its structure allows 360 degrees of horizontal rotation.

Caster wheel is a general term, including swivel casters and rigid caster wheel.

Rigid caster wheel have no rotating structure. They can not rotate horizontally but vertically.

These two kinds of casters are usually used together. For example, the structure of the trolley is two rigid wheels at the front and two swivel wheels near the handrail at the back.

Swivel wheel refers to the bracket mounted on the caster wheel which can rotate 360 degrees horizontally under dynamic or static loads.

There are many kinds of materials for making swivel wheels. The most common materials are nylon, polyurethane, rubber, cast iron and other materials.

It is widely used in mining, mechanical equipment, electronic equipment, medical equipment, engineering decoration, textile, printing and dyeing, furniture, logistics equipment, warehousing, turnaround truck, chassis, cabinet, equipment, electromechanical, dust-free workshop, production line, large supermarket and many other industries and various fields.

According to their different uses, bearings are divided into iron core, aluminium core and plastic core, with sizes ranging from 1 inch to 8 inches.

Among them, iron core and aluminium core are usually heavy load-bearing wheels, which are often equipped with brakes.