Institutional Casters

Institutional casters are appropriate for a wide range of settings. They come in several materials, sizes, and load capacities, with different high-quality finishes and features available, including brakes. Pair your institutional casters with numerous wheel types, from soft or hard rubber to nylon or phenolic wheels. Expect excellent rollability on a variety of floor surfaces from all of our institutional casters.

To find out if institutional casters are right for your application, or if you’re ready to place an order, please contact RWM Casters at 800-634-7704.

Our Top-Selling Institutional Casters

We carry a vast array of casters and wheels, but some of our most popular offerings are institutional casters. These light- to medium-duty casters offer great value at competitive prices. They feature Kingpin raceways, which are affordable, long-lasting, and fully adjustable. These casters could be the right option for you if you need your carts, bins, stands, scaffolds, and other equipment to roll with ease and offer long-term dependability.


When you’re working high up on a scaffold, you want to rest assured that the wheels won’t start rolling away beneath you. The locking stem (LS) casters from RWM Casters are perfectly suited for this application.

Locking casters are designed to accurately brake at various positions thanks to the brake support brackets, which are an integral part of the leg stamping rather than being welded on.

When you step on the brake handle, both the wheel and swivel lock simultaneously. A serrated brake lever and top plate ensure a positive lock for peace of mind that the scaffold you’re standing on isn’t going anywhere.

The legs of our locking casters are made from 1/4” steel and are welded to the outer raceway, both inside and out, for added strength. As long as you operate these casters within their load-bearing capacity of 500 lbs., you can trust them to work dependably for many years to come.

Economical Locking
Stem Scaffold Casters

VERSATRAC 27® SERIES CASTERS 150-300 lb. Capacity

The VersaTrac 27® Series Caster is very popular, accounting for nearly half of all institutional casters in use today.

These casters are heat treated for extended service life and come standard with a metal dust shield. They offer a load capacity of up to 300 lbs.

You can find VersaTrac 27® casters in multiple sizes and styles, with numerous top plates and stem choices to choose from and nine standard wheel combinations ranging from 3 to 5 inches in diameter.

RWM Casters also stocks hard-to-find interchangeable stems for this series. The versatility and affordability of this light- to medium-duty caster is what makes it such a popular choice for institutional applications.

Applications for Institutional Casters

Institutional casters are a very diverse line with a wide range of typical applications across various industries, including medical, laboratory, residential, and industrial. Some of the possible uses for institutional casters include:

  • Medical equipment carts
  • Food service and processing equipment
  • Warehouse equipment
  • Carts and dollies
  • Bins and cases
  • Racks and tables
  • Commercial appliances
  • Retail fixtures
  • Residential furniture
  • Electronics
  • Display stands
  • Rolling shelves
  • Business machines

Choose RWM Casters for Institutional Casters

Our highly customizable institutional casters are available in numerous wheel materials, brake and lock options, stem styles, plate mounting styles, and more. While we have a vast array of institutional caster options in stock, it’s possible you may not find the exact caster for the application you have in mind. No problem—we can custom design a solution to meet any need.

Turn to RWM Casters for institutional casters of all shapes and sizes. Contact us today at 800-634-7704 to order a winning solution for your application.