Why is Heat Treating So Important?

“The lifespan of a caster.” You may see and hear this phrase a lot when searching for casters. However, have you ever stopped to think about what it really means and why it is so important?

If a caster fails or breaks, that means downtime for your company. The strength of the caster rig is vitally important and should not be taken lightly. At RWM, we take pride in the strength and durability of our products.

There are several types of heat treatments most used in the caster industry: Un-treated/non-hardened, Through Hardening, and Case Hardening. We have written a white paper on the importance of hardening techniques in order to provide the best information possible. It is better to be informed before making a decision that may cost you valuable time and money resulting from caster failure in your workplace.

Click Here to Read the RWM Case Hardening White Paper

(This picture shows a RWM rig that has been case hardened. You can tell by the darker outline around the edge of the steel.)

Case Hardened