Caster Applications in the Aerospace Industry

May 28, 2021 in General

The aerospace industry is an advanced and ever-changing business sector. At RWM Casters, we design custom casters and wheels to meet the unique demands of your application. We are proud to be one of the largest and longest-lived domestic manufacturers of these heavy-duty industrial products. Consider which precision wheels and casters may be best suited to meet your needs in the aerospace industry.

Kingpinless Aerospace Casters

RWM is the originator and recognized market leader of Kingpinless casters. We are proud that this groundbreaking invention has become an aerospace industry standard. All of our precision-manufactured Kingpinless casters deliver optimal performance when used in the application for which they were intended. You’ll find designs with capacities ranging from 2,000 to 40,000 lbs, wheel diameters as large as 25”, and vast wheel material compatibility options. In all, millions of Kingpinless caster and wheel configurations are available to drive your aerospace business.

Shock-Absorbing Aerospace Casters

A heavy-duty, spring-loaded design allows these aerospace casters to cushion the ride while traversing uneven surfaces. Specialized spring mounts isolate shock and vibration to protect delicate items during transport. Carts with shock-absorbing casters are also less noisy and help equalize the load over all four wheels, reducing the risk of exceeding capacity when moving heavy loads. Choose from three different mount options—vertical, inside, or outside—and countless configurations.

Pneumatic Aerospace Casters

Another option for providing a cushioned ride, pneumatic casters deliver superior performance in harsh conditions, including rough outdoor terrain. Applications include platform trucks, luggage carts, material handling carts, and other transportation needs in an aerospace facility. However, if being punctured is a possibility, we advise no-flat pneumatic wheels to mitigate this risk.

Aerospace Industry Wheels

The wheels utilized in the aerospace industry are as diverse as they are useful. Forged steel is a popular option for its strength and durability in the roughest, most demanding applications. Urethane on aluminum wheels outlast rubber wheels and offer superior chemical resistance. Upgrade to urethane on iron if a higher capacity—up to 10,000 lbs.—is required. Then, the GT Wheel is the smoothest, easiest rolling wheel and is entirely maintenance-free. This is just a glimpse of some of our aerospace wheels.

Unique Features

Even when you think you have the perfect caster and wheel design picked out, pause to consider the unique features available. You might select a powder coat finish, the standard on many of our caster series, or a Type II zinc plate for great long-term performance in outdoor environments. Upgrade to a sealed raceway Kingpinless caster to prevent contamination and ensure longevity in harsh settings. Other features include steer tubes, foot guards, sweepers, and swivel locks, available in any configuration.

Custom Aerospace Casters

Despite the incredible diversity of our in-stock products, you still may not see exactly what you’re looking for. With the ability to custom manufacture any combination of caster and wheel, you never have to compromise. Simply provide us with your custom specifications, and we’ll meet the needs of nearly any application.

Aerospace Casters & Wheels by RWM

As a company built on innovation, we’re the perfect match for the fast-paced aerospace industry. We have been engineering quality casters and wheels since 1935, and some of our pioneering patented designs from 50 years are still leaders to this day, including the Kingpinless caster. No matter what needs you have or what products you choose to fill them, our goal is simple: to build unsurpassed performance, unmatched durability, unequaled longevity, and unerring applicability into every product we make.

Don’t settle for inferior knock-offs—contact RWM at 800-634-7704 to access top-quality aerospace casters and wheels.