Material Flow Gets a Website Makeover

Material Flow & Conveyors Systems
Material Flow and Conveyor Systems, Inc. is proud to debut a new look to its website. While the look of the website has changed, Material Flow still offers top-of-the-line conveyors, pallet jacks, shelving and more from some of the best manufacturers in the material handling industry (including Genie® Industries, Stromberg, Vestil Manufacturing and more) at great prices!

Order online or give us a call at 1-800-338-1382!

Caster Bearing Guide

Caster

Casters keep your business rolling, high quality casters increase worker productivity and reduce worker fatigue. When purchasing casters it’s important to choose the right bearing for the job. Bearings keep wheels moving freely and are a key to long lasting casters. Read about the different types of bearings below.

  • Tapered Roller Bearings: Great for heavy duty and powered applications. Tapered faces handle harsh downward and side forces.
  • Precision Ball Bearings: Excellent rollability, not intended for applications where side thrust is an issues. Ball bearings reduce maintenance costs because they are greased at the factory.
  • Straight Roller Bearings:The standard in anti-friction bearings for industrial equipment.
  • Plastic Bearings: Excellent for environments not suitable for metal. Resistant to chemicals and corrosion.
  • Oiless Sleeve Bearings: Works well with light loads.
  • Non-Precision Ball Bearings: Un-ground radial type suitable for light to medium duty applications.

Caster Application Guide

Casters keep your business rolling. Choosing the right caster for the job will save money and headaches down the road. Consider these things when purchasing casters.

  • Capacity: What is the maximum load going to be? How much does the vehicle weigh? Are floors smooth or rough?
  • Floor conditions: Are floors smooth, rough or somewhere in between? Are casters going to transverse dock plates, elevator sills or other bumps?
  • Operating environment: Does the floor have water, oil, grease or chemicals on it?

Rubber wheels are quiet, servicable and floor protective.

Mold-On Rubber Wheel

Steel casters have the largest capacity rating and are great for corrosive and high temperature environments.Swivel Caster

Duralast Wheel

Polyurethane wheels last longer than rubber wheels are floor protective and quiet in use.

Plastex Wheel

Plastic wheels are chemical resitant, easy rolling and floor protective.

Materialflow.com has a huge selection of casters and caster parts.