Atlas Handling (UK) Steel Fabricated Castors
Most steel fabricators and sheet metal companies have castor and wheel requirements at some point. Many of these companies manufacture product in stainless steel and as such we have designed, developed and stock a very large range of stainless steel castors.
Our SSDRNY, SSDRPNO & SSDREPN are very popular they are manufactured using 304 grade stainless steel we also use 304 grade stainless for the centre axle material. Many fabricators use castors and wheels for materials handling applications, which require a slightly different weight load calculation.
Please remember when calculating the total load to be moved by the steel fabricated castors, divide the total load by 3, as this allows for any poor floors and weld distortion. It is important to remember an easy calculation; the higher the load moved, the greater the effect required to move and stop. Therefore for loads over 250kg, total plain bearings are well suited and perfectly capable of moving with little effect. If loads over 250kg are required, then we would recommend some form of roller bearings, which are in-expensive and help with initial effect required. If loads greater than 1000kg are required, then we recommend ball journal bearings, our 6204-2RS & 6204-ZZ bearings reducing effort maybe required.