Selecting a wheel might sound easy enough, but once you actually get started, it can be a daunting process. The tricky part comes when you try to determine which wheel is best for you. Fortunately, our team is here to help! We’ve put together this guide that explains how our wheels work and what you should consider when selecting them.
No two types of wheels are made alike, and even within a single line of our wheels, you have multiple customization options. Because of this, it’s important to know what goes into a wheel’s design. All of the different features of a wheel add up, allowing it to be wholly suitable for some environments and applications and completely inappropriate for others. Here are a few things to consider:
Size — width and diameter
Other considerations, such as ease of movement, noise reduction, and chemical resistance
Each of these features is critical when it comes to the way a wheel works, and many of them are dependent on each other. For instance, the size of your wheel correlates to its weight capacity, and the material of a wheel changes temperature range, hardness, capacity, and more.
The material of a wheel is arguably one of the most important things about it. From what floors it can be used on to what features it boasts, many aspects of a wheel are dependent on the material from which it’s made. At RWM, our wheels can be classified into four main material categories:
Metal: Our metal wheels are designed to be tough, with high-capacity load-bearing capabilities and the ability to withstand even the most demanding environments.
Polyurethane: If you need shock absorbency, our polyurethane wheels are the way to go. They are incredibly durable and long-lasting as well.
Rubber: Rubber wheels are another shock-absorbing option and non-marking, making them suitable for many floor types. Our rubber wheels come in both hard and soft rubber options.
Nylon/plastic/phenolic: This versatile collection of wheels features a variety of benefits for multiple applications.
Read more: How & Why RWM’s Wheels Work