Phenolic casters are a type of caster wheel used in various applications but commonly in industrial or commercial settings. They are named after the material they are made from, phenolic resin.
Phenolic resin is a synthetic thermosetting plastic known for its excellent strength, durability, and resistance to chemicals, oils, and water. These properties thus make phenolic casters suitable for heavy-duty applications and environments where other materials might fail.
Features of Phenolic Caster Wheel
- Load Capacity: Phenolic casters are available in various load capacities, allowing for customization based on the specific weight requirements of the application.
- Chemical Resistance: Phenolic casters exhibit resistance to various chemicals, oils, and solvents, ensuring they remain functional and unaffected in corrosive or hazardous settings.
- Heat Resistance: Phenolic resin offers good resistance to heat, allowing the caster wheels to maintain their structural integrity and performance in high-temperature environments.
- Water Resistance: The phenolic resin material used in these casters makes them resistant to water absorption, preventing swelling or degradation when exposed to moisture.
- Floor Protection: The wheels are designed to minimize damage to flooring, with options such as non-marking treads or floor-friendly materials available, ensuring smooth and safe movement without leaving marks or scratches.
- Noise Reduction: These casters often feature noise-reducing properties, reducing the amount of noise generated during movement, which is beneficial in quieter environments.
- Smooth Operation: Phenolic casters provide smooth rolling and swiveling motions, allowing for easy maneuverability of equipment and reduced effort during transportation.
Benefits of Phenolic Casters
- High Strength: Phenolic caster wheels are known for their exceptional strength, allowing them to withstand heavy loads and rough handling.
- Durability: These wheels are highly durable and resistant to wear, making them suitable for long-lasting use in demanding environments.
- Versatility: Phenolic casters can be used in various applications, providing flexibility and adaptability to different equipment and settings.
- Cost-Effective: Phenolic wheels also offer a cost-effective solution without compromising performance, making them a practical choice for many applications
- Low Maintenance: The wheels require minimal maintenance, reducing downtime and operating costs.
Applications of Phenolic Casters
Phenolic caster wheels find wide-ranging applications across industries due to their exceptional properties. These wheels are commonly used in material handling equipment, such as dollies, carts, and platform trucks, facilitating the movement of heavy loads in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities.
They are also prevalent in industrial machinery, including assembly lines and conveyor systems, providing mobility and maneuverability. In institutional settings, like hospitals and educational institutions, phenolic casters are employed in medical carts, utility carts, and transport equipment.
Retail environments use these caster wheels for displays, racks, and mobile shelving units to rearrange merchandise easily. In the food service and hospitality sector, they are used in catering equipment, food carts, and hotel luggage carts.
Additionally, phenolic casters are relied upon heavily in automotive plants, aerospace facilities, and heavy-duty applications, such as large-scale manufacturing equipment and industrial ovens. These caster wheels can also withstand outdoor conditions, making them suitable for garden carts, utility trailers, and construction or landscaping equipment.
Overall, phenolic caster wheels' versatility, durability, and load-bearing capacity make them a popular choice in diverse industries and a wide range of applications.
Caster; Swivel; 8" x 2"; Phenolic; Top Plate (4"x4-1/2"; holes: 2-5/8"x3-5/8" slotted to 3"x3"; 3/8" bolt); Zinc; Roller Brng; 1250#; Tread brake (Item #66257)
Caster; Swivel; 10" x 2-1/2"; Phenolic; Plate (4-1/2"x6-1/4"; holes: 2-7/16"x4-15/16" slotted to 3-3/8"x5-1/4"; 3/8" bolt); Zinc; Roller Brng; 2250#; Kingpinles (Item #65506)
Caster; Swivel; 3" x 1-1/4"; Phenolic; Hollow Kingpin (1/2" bolt hole); Zinc; Top Hat Spanner; 300#; Dust Cover (Mtl) (Item #65606)
Caster; Swivel; 5" x 1-1/4"; Phenolic; Threaded Stem (1/2"-13TPI x4"); Zinc; Plain bore; 350#; Dustcap (Item #65016)
Caster; Rigid; 5" x 2"; Phenolic; High Temp (BR); Plate; 4"x4-1/2"; holes: 2-5/8"x3-5/8" (slotted to 3"x3"); 3/8" bolt; Zinc; Roller Brng; 1000#; 475 deg (Item #67774)
Caster; Swivel; 5" x 2"; Phenolic; Plate (4"x4-1/2"; holes: 2-5/8"x3-5/8" slots to 3"x3"; 3/8" bolt); Zinc; Roller Brng; 1000#; Tread brake (Item #69391)
Wheel; 16" x 3"; Phenolic; Roller Brng; 4000#; 1-1/4" Bore; 4-1/4" Hub Length; Centered Hub (Item #89685)
Caster; Swivel; 6" x 2"; Phenolic; Top Plate (4-1/2"x6-1/4"; holes: 2-7/16"x4-15/16" slotted to 3-3/8"x5-1/4"; 1/2" bolt); Zinc; Roller Brng; 1200#; A-Cam Brake (Item #66087)
Caster; Swivel; 5" x 1-1/4"; Phenolic; Plate (2-1/2"x3-5/8"; holes: 1-3/4"x2-7/8" slotted to 3"; 5/16" bolt); Zinc; Spanner; 350#; Wheel Brake (Item #64999)
Caster; Rigid; 6"x2"; Phenolic; Plate (4-1/2"x6-1/4"; holes: 2-7/16"x4-15/16" slotted to 3-3/8"x5-1/4"; 1/2" bolt); Zinc; Roller Brng; 1200# (Item #69315)
Caster; Rigid; 4 x 1-1/2; Phenolic; Top Plate; 3-3/4x4-1/2; hole spacing: 2-5/8x3-5/8 (slotted to 3x3); 3/8 bolt; Zinc; Roller Brng; Wgt Cap: 400# (Item #69910)
Wheel; 6 x 2; Phenolic; High Temp (BR); Roller Brng; 900#; 3/4 Bore; 2-3/16 Hub Length; High Temp (475/ 550 deg dry) (Item #89454)
Wheel; 5" x 2"; Phenolic High Temp (BR); Plain bore; 1-3/16" Bore; 2-3/16" Hub Length; 1000#; High Temp: 475 deg cont; 550 deg intermittent. Use in Dry Heat. (Item #87928)
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