Kingpinless casters, as the name suggests, are casters that lack a kingpin.
The kingpin is a feature found in most light to heavy duty swivel casters, though it is generally not used in ultra-light duty casters such as chair casters.
Compared to the traditional casters, the Kingpinless caster is far superior due to the offset, precision-machined raceway and is specially designed and constructed to eliminate the need for a kingpin. This feature exerts radial force evenly where there is full contact between the ball bearing and the raceway.
The result is that there are no direct “hammering” forces on the intersections of the raceways, which means:
- Vastly reduced raceway wear
- Elimination of the “pull apart” forces of stress in the swivel section
- Smoother swiveling action
- Exceptional maneuverability
- Longer service life and less maintenance
- Extra impact resistance
- High radial force absorption
The unique Kingpinless caster design adds more mass at key points. This, plus more thorough heat treatment, provides additional strength and combats brinelling into the core material.
Most kingpinless casters are only available at the heavy and extra heavy duty levels of casters, since the easier-to-produce kingpinned casters can handle light and medium duty jobs with ease.
RWM Casters is the originator and market leader of the Kingpinless caster. Kingpinless casters are the recognized best solutions for demanding tow and high impact applications to reduce downtime, eliminate FOD hazards and improve long term performance.
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