The Unsung Hero
An often-overlooked yet extremely vital accessory is the caster. We very often take for granted the convenience provided by the small, forgettable wheels and casters found on the bottom of many pieces of furniture and equipment that we come in contact with daily. Because they are often overlooked we also fail to recognize the vast variety that is available and the importance of having just the right caster for the furniture and job. So, when it comes to casters, choose wisely.
The Magic of A Sphere
One of the most widely used types of casters is the spherical caster. Spherical casters can be used on a multitude of items, allowing for ease and smoothness of movement. They can be used on furniture, fixtures, medical equipment, and office equipment, anywhere lots of movement is needed. A spherical caster allows for movement in any direction due to its unique design. It is made of a spherical ball encased inside a restraining fixture. Also, how the caster attaches to the furniture or piece of equipment varies, and there are many stem options available, including Threaded Stem, Grip Ring Stem, Grip Neck Stem, and Swivel Top Plate.
Yes, Color Does Matter
Also, because spherical casters are an important element of furniture and equipment utilized in public spaces such as businesses and medical offices the overall appearance is very important. Therefore Baron Spherical casters are available in a variety of finishes so that no matter what size or mounting model you need, you will be able to find the appropriate one in color and metal that compliments your décor. Some of the finishes available include Metalized Brass, Windsor Antique, and Bright chrome.
Yes, Size Does Matter
It is very important that the caster that you choose to make your furniture or equipment mobile is the right size and material because these details affect the way that the caster functions in the particular job that you are asking it to do. Baron Spherical Casters are available in the Spherical Soft Rubber in 1 and 5/8” size and in the Spherical Polyolefin in 2” size. The Soft Rubber has a dynamic load capacity of 70lbs and the Polyolefin has a dynamic load capacity of 80lbs. An additional feature of the 2” model is that it is heat-treated, offering greater strength and durability.
When it comes to choosing the best caster for the job, the decision can be a tough one, unless you have the assistance of a knowledgeable representative who is familiar with all the details. At Douglas Equipment we pride ourselves on having over 50 years of experience in the caster and moving equipment business. When it comes to moving, we know how best to get the job done and are more than happy to share our knowledge and expertise with you so that you can make informed decisions when it comes to your work. We do our work so that you can better do your work. Please feel free to contact us today by calling us Toll-free at 1-800-451-0300.