Trust Industrial-Grade Stainless Steel Casters for Heavy-Duty Work

February 6, 2021 in Product Specific

Experimentation with metals, leading to what is now stainless steel, began in 1798. In the 1800s, the strength of chromium-iron alloys was documented and their resistance to oxidation and some acids led to a suggestion the metals might be good as “cutlery.”

Eventually, we developed and patented stainless steel. Despite the formation of the American Stainless Steel Corporation, it was sold in the U.S. as “Alleghany metal” or “Nirosta steel,” and one trade magazine called it “unstainable steel.”

The advantages of using stainless steel in the development of RWM’s casters and forged steel wheels are numerous. Benefits include:

  • Appearance – Stainless steel casters and wheels look great; they’re a good example of form and function.
  • Hygiene – As cross-contamination issues dominate, many industries are turning to stainless steel. It resists bacteria and other contaminants, plus it’s low-maintenance and easy to clean.
  • Recyclable – A lot of stainless steel is already made from recycled materials. When they’ve outlived their use, stainless steel casters and wheels can be recycled.
  • Resistance – Stainless steel resists corrosion, rust, water deterioration, and tremendous pressure and/or temperature swings.
  • Strength – At extreme temperatures and in harsh environments, stainless steel stays strong. It’s one of the most durable metals in the world.

What’s Your Application?

Stainless steel casters for most industrial applications include:

  • Heavy-Duty S75 These casters work in harsh conditions where caustic and corrosive materials are used. Work well in steam/washdown environments.
  • Medium Heavy-Duty S65 These can handle caustic and corrosive solutions and are well suited for industrial environments with frequent washdowns.
  • Medium-Duty S45 These are used in harsh conditions where washdowns are frequent.

Industries that use our current stainless steel casters include:

  • Fisheries/hatcheries
  • Food processing/service settings
  • Ingredient bins/trolleys
  • Institutional carts/equipment
  • Large-volume, high-temperature cooking facilities
  • Pharmaceutical plants/labs
  • Slaughterhouses/seafood processing
  • Stock/maintenance carts

We Have Exactly What You Need

We believe our stainless steel casters, wheels, and other products meet most industry specs. But if they don’t, let’s create exactly what you need. Everything is customizable; adjustments can be made in shock absorbency, finishes, and accessories, as well as the size and weight of the caster itself.

RWM stainless steel casters have weight capacities of up to 2,500 pounds. Our patented Kingpinless design will guarantee strength, durability, and smooth operation.

If you’d like information about a specific project, allow us to quote on the job or contact us. Even better, call 800-634-7704 today. We want to hear from you.