Caster Applications in the Textile Industry

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The textile industry is evolving quickly. At RWM Casters, our customized casters and wheels are designed to ensure your operations keep pace with the competition. As one of the oldest and largest domestic manufacturers of casters and wheels for textile production, we proudly offer superior quality products to our clients.

Advantages of RWM’s Casters

Each of our low-maintenance casters is custom built to handle the rigors inherent to textile production. Our wheels and casters are corrosion-resistant and do not require lubrication. Each caster is designed to offer superior wear resistance and guaranteed smooth rotation. Further, each is designed to maneuver throughout the production area without damaging flooring or choking. These features make them ideal for spinning, knitting, or cut-and-sew applications.

The RK Series Caster

RWM’s RK Series Casters will reduce thread buildup and thus minimize the amount of time required for maintenance. When thread deposits are present, the RK Series will roll on by without missing a spin. The zinc-plated wheels feature a cold-formed, heat-treated top plate, yoke, and button. This improves function, protects against corrosion, and increases the caster’s serviceable lifespan. Further, each is manufactured with hardened bearings, hardened raceways, and forged legs; the casters will deliver exceptional performance with minimal lubrication.

The kingpin on the RK Series is 5/8″ in diameter that is hydraulically compressed. The axle is a 1/2″ in diameter bolt with 1-1/2″ wheels. This dramatically increases the strength and reliability of the swivel section.

The WT Series Caster

As with the RK Series Caster, the WT Series Caster is custom-designed and precision-crafted to reduce thread buildup and thus minimize required maintenance. To top it off, these casters are proudly made in the USA by our highly skilled team.

The WT Series Caster features a cold-formed top plate, yoke, and button. These are heat-treated to prevent brinelling. The heat treatment also produces a caster that delivers superior swivel action and an enhanced service life span. The load and thrust bearings of the WT Series are hardened and then ground to rotate on hardened raceways.

The kingpin of the WT Series is a 5/8″ in diameter rivet that is hydraulically compressed. Coupled with the 1-1/2″ wheel and 1/2″ diameter drilled ale, this delivers superior strength and performance. It also features an easily accessed lubrication fitting that makes maintenance much simpler and faster. Of course, every application requires different wheels and the WT Series is available with either straight roller bearing or ball bearings.

Textile Casters & Wheels by RWM

As a forward-thinking company, our teams are always seeking ways to improve and enhance the function of our casters and wheels. Since 1935, we’ve developed numerous patented designs that have made textile production faster, smoother, and more efficient. We guarantee our casters and wheels will deliver exceptional longevity, superior performance, and reliable operation.

When you want the best, put the best to the test. Contact RWM at 800-634-7704 to learn more about the rigorous design and testing standards we apply that ensure our products are the best on the market. 

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