a) The wheel: The main component of a caster that touches the ground and is being rolled to move the whole application. There are certain variations of a wheel according to each different application.
Polyamide (PA – Nylon) wheel: It is mainly used in static applications wherever floor conditions are suitable.
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Below we present you all the possible options concerning Casters mounting. Characters explanation:
Ws= Load capacity of the swivel caster
Wf= Load capacity of the fixed caster
WT=Maximum weight to be carried
P= Deadweight (tare) of the trolley
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Institutional casters are the casters which address to the market of services. Usually they are applied to trolleys for light use, for applications such as; catering equipment, health care equipment, professional furniture equipment, super market trolleys, product displays, POS etc.
The European norm for this kind of products is the EN 12527 / EN-12530 which fully describes their requirements and testing procedure parameters as well.
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