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Industrial Caster Maintenance

March 15th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Industrial Caster Maintenance Tips

In your manufacture when the movement equipment using the dollies for material handling in your manufacture, preventative maintenance becoming importance. Because if the dollies ruined hence can be pursuing production process in your manufacture. In your dollies or carts the caster wheels generally mean with Industrial Caster representing part of the carts must be preventive maintenance with periodically. Carts in your manufacture if the industrial casters of the carts are ruined hence your carts can not be used.

Therefore we will give for you less tips to preventive maintenance your Industrial Caster on the chance of can be helpful. The following steps will help assure that your industrial caster live up to your expectations and application requirements.

Inspection periodically your cart includes the industrial caster:

  1. Tighten loose bolts and nuts and look for broken welds or deck boards in your cart.
  2. Look for carts distortion due to overloads or impact loads. Distorted carts can cause premature wheel failure because of abnormal loads on one or two casters.
  3. If Industrial Caster with stem caster type bolt or riveted in place, make sure the legs of the carts are not bent and mounting bolts are properly secured.
  4. Always use lock nuts or lock washer in mounting your industrial casters.
  5. Be sure industrial caster with expanding adapters in tubular equipment are held firmly in place.
  6. Carts or dollies frames should periodically be inspected for metal fatigue cracks.
  7. All industrial caster bearings need to be lubricated with high quality grease. Wheel and swivel bearing last longer if lubricated regularly. Use a grease type that has good extreme pressure and anti-wear characteristics and withstand temperature range that fits.
  8. To reduces drag and improves reliability use some lube to friction points on the wheel hub of the industrial caster, washer and leg surfaces of straight roller bearing systems.
  9. In extreme applications of the industrial caster we recommended to lubrication every once a month. But in normal conditions may warrant lubrication every six months.
  10. After washings your cart may necessity lubrication after each wash.
  11. Check for visible points of thread wear.
  12. Loose industrial casters or frozen wheels may also produce flat spotting.
  13. Check axle nut properly tightened; replace wheel and or caster to avoid erratic rolling.
  14. Use locks nut or lock washers on all axles of the industrial casters.
  15. If swivel assembly is loose, it may need to be replaced.
  16. If caster has a king bolt nut, make sure it is securely fastened.
  17. If swivel assembly does not turn freely, check raceways for corrosion or dirt.
  18. If equipment has rigid casters at one end, make sure caster housing/rig is not bent.
  19. When necessary, retighten caster mounting bolts and, if casters are welded to equipment, check the welded elements for cracks.

Please check my other guide abaut: Indutrial Casters, Casters For Chairs, Stem Caster and Chair Casters

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