Kingpin Casters: Industrial Casters


Versatile and strong kingpin casters are commonly used throughout industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, textile, bakery, and commercial materials handling. Caster assemblies serve as the mounting yoke (or fork) for the swivel wheels of a cart or towline.

When you need to move heavy items quickly and maneuver easily, RWM Kingpin casters offer incredible variety to suit any need. Depending upon your intended use, and the weight of items you typically need to move on your castered carts, our team can create the exact industrial casters you need.

Get custom Kingpin casters designed for your application. Contact RWM Casters online today or call 800-634-7704 now.



Kingpin Caster Components

The central kingpin, in the form of a bolt or rivet, connects the outer and inner raceways and ball bearings so that the entire assembly works together with the wheels. The ball bearings move around in their raceway to provide smooth motion for your cart. The swiveling yoke connects the caster apparatus to the wheel. A top plate attaches the caster assembly to the cart.

At RWM, we combine the parts in the caster assembly to custom-make the ideal caster and wheel combo for your application. Order kingpin casters now by calling 800-634-7704.

TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION

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RWM Casters, the inventor of the kingpinles caster, is the recognized market leader for industrial casters. Don’t purchase an inferior knockoff — contact RWM Casters for proven winning solutions.

Caster Features and Options

Consider your unique working environment, industry, and preferred functional features to select the best casters for your needs from these options:

  • Maintenance-Free Casters: These casters drastically cut thread buildup, compared to standard casters, to reduce the need for maintenance of the wheel and swivel. Besides saving you the time and trouble of maintenance, these casters move quietly and are easy to direct and control.
  • Stainless Steel Casters: When you need a strong, reliable caster that will not rust, choose stainless steel. For situations in which wash downs are common, stainless steel is optimal. Stainless steel wheels and casters can be exposed to moisture, steam, cleaning chemicals, caustic solutions, or other corrosives without damage. These tough casters are ideal for hospital beds or laundry carts, as well as food service applications and more.
  • Pneumatic Casters: When you need to provide a smooth and cushioned ride, choose the pneumatic caster. These casters can help make an uneven shop floor or outdoor work area less jarring for better control. Even if your surface is smooth, pneumatics help protect fragile items like ceramics, camera equipment, glass, or liquid cargo.
  • Shock-Absorbing Casters: The spring-loaded design of these casters offer a smooth, low-vibration, cushioned ride over uneven ground or shop floors. The primary goal is to reduce the shock and vibration transferred to the items on the cart, truck, or rack being moved around.
  • Lockable Casters: These industrial locking casters make sure your cart stays safely where you put it. With locking casters, the foot brake locks both the wheel and swiveling caster, so that the cart or rack only moves when you want it to.

Learn more about the features of casters and if you have questions or are ready to place an order, please contact RWM Casters online or call us at 800-634-7704.

Caster Capacity

Kingpin casters are typically intended for light- to medium-duty applications at a variety of capacity levels. Capacity refers to the weight and speed the caster and wheel are designed for. The thickness of the kingpin and size, or width of the wheel, are adjusted to reach your desired capacity and function.

For expert advice on heavy-duty, kingpin casters, contact RWM online or call us at 800-634-7704 today.

Made in the USA

At RWM Casters, many of our products are proudly Made in the U.S.! Buying American-made products not only supports our domestic economy but also offers you many benefits, including shorter shipping and turnaround times. When browsing through our caster options, just look for the “Made in the USA” label to see which products this applies to!

Industrial Applications

Our wide range of kingpin casters means that we have a caster for a variety of applications. We have maintenance-free options, as well as shock-absorbing casters. Our kingpin casters also come in a variety of sizes and with varying weight capacities. As such, these casters are suitable for many industrial uses, including:

  • Scaffolding
  • Textile applications
  • Aerospace applications
  • Tire manufacturing
  • Towing and tow lines
  • Medical applications
  • Automotive applications
  • And more

If you have more questions about which caster is right for your needs, contact our team at 800-634-7704.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a kingpin and kingpinless caster?

At their core, a kingpin caster features a kingpin, while a kingpinless caster does not. The kingpin serves to connect the outer and inner raceways and ball bearings so that the entire assembly works together with the wheels, allowing it to swivel. Kingpinless casters can also swivel, but they utilize a different design. They feature a top plate and the legs are welded to the inner and outer raceways. By eliminating the kingpin, kingpinless casters are less prone to failure and require less maintenance. Kingpin casters can be adjusted, though, by tightening or loosening the pin.

Can kingpin casters be customized?

Don’t see a caster that suits your applications? At RWM, we pride ourselves on being able to solve your application problems. Our engineers are ready for the challenge, so contact our team to discuss customization options.

Contact RWM online, or call us at 800-634-7704 when you’re ready to order kingpin casters! Our team will help with any questions and discuss delivery options.


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