Industrial Metal Wheels

When high load-bearing capacity is the name of the game, look to RWM Casters’ line of metal wheels. We designed the metal wheels to shoulder loads beyond that of any other wheel material, and they operate in the roughest, most demanding industrial conditions. These wheels roll on the poorest of floors without getting damaged. Just keep in mind that they aren’t recommended for applications where floor protection is required.

From industrial trolleys to mining carts to lumber kilns, our metal caster wheels stand up to the toughest applications! Contact RWM at 800-634-7704 to discuss your needs or place an order.

Our Industrial Metal Wheels

Cast-Iron Wheels

Our durable cast-iron wheels may look similar to inexpensive semi-steel wheels available from other manufacturers, but our products stand out from the rest. High-quality cast iron is more durable, versatile, and heat-resistant than semi-steel. It’s also more economical than forged steel when high capacity rather than impact strength is your priority.

We recommend heavy-duty cast-iron wheels for trolley carts of all sizes that must withstand high load-bearing applications of up to 10,000 pounds. Cast iron is perfectly suited for manufacturing, warehousing, and high-temperature settings, especially in conditions where the floor is rough concrete, woodblock, or another irregular surface. When other wheel materials get chewed up, cast-iron wheels keep on rolling!

Forged Steel Wheels

While cast iron is incredibly sturdy, it doesn’t offer the impact strength of forged steel. This material is virtually indestructible, with capacities up to 20,000 pounds. The incredible strength-to-weight ratio of forged steel caster wheels means they are ideal for the most rigorous industrial settings, from high-temperature autoclaves to heavy farm equipment to towlines and turntables.

Our forged-steel wheels come in various sizes ranging from 4 to 10 inches, with the largest wheels delivering the highest load capacities. Different brake options provide valuable customizability as well.

V-Groove Wheels

V-groove wheels can run on tracks via track rollers. They are available in high-strength cast-iron or forged steel with a 90-degree groove for operation on an inverted-angle iron track. Take care to ensure the track’s angle is correct to promote smooth and constant rollability. In some cases, it may be best to run inverted-angle iron on one side with V-groove wheels and flat-bar stock steel on the other load-bearing, combined with a flat-faced cast-iron or forged steel wheel.

Trust V-groove wheels to keep heavy loads on track. Possible applications include loading and unloading ovens, running equipment between machines, or spanning long distances in a production line sequence. No matter how you use them, V-groove wheels will streamline your product flow.

Machined Steel Flanged Wheels

As with V-groove wheels, steel flanged wheels optimize production flow and prevent damaging the floor by rolling along tracks instead of on the production floor itself. Our products are induction heat-treated for extended service life and long-term abuse. As the highest-capacity industrial track wheels available anywhere, steel flanged wheels can carry loads of up to 20,000 pounds. This makes them the best solution for moving massive loads. Plus, our steel flanged wheels are proudly manufactured in the U.S.!

Industry Applications for Metal Wheels

Our cutting-edge line of metal wheels offers a wide range of benefits, making them suitable for a variety of applications and industries. Just some of the environments our metal wheels can be used in include:

  • Bakery: Thanks to their ability to withstand high levels of heat, our cast-iron, forged steel, and machine steel flanged wheels are all great options for bakeries. They can be attached to carts that are wheeled straight into an oven.
  • Automotive: Automotive applications are demanding, and they need a durable wheel that can stand up to the rigor of this task. Our cast-iron and forged steel wheels are excellent options for high-heat and heavy-duty applications. If you need wheels for assembly lines and to stay on track, our V-groove wheels are another great option, capable of handling up to 15,000 pounds.
  • Aeropsace: When it comes to aerospace applications, you need the best, and that’s RWM’s wheels. For wheels that can support significant weights and provide smooth transportation, consider our heavy-duty cast iron, forged steel, V-groove, and machined steel flanged wheels.

Not sure which metal wheel is best for your applications? Contact RWM at 800-634-7704 to discuss your needs with our team, and our experts will recommend the ideal wheel.

Choose RWM Casters for Metal Wheels

At RWM, we pride ourselves on offering the best metal casters and wheels for industrial applications. We don’t take shortcuts in the manufacturing process, meaning you can trust our products to perform as intended for many years of rigorous use. Other companies try to mimic the look of our metal wheels, but copycats simply can’t measure up to the quality we provide!

If our standard product line of metal caster wheels doesn’t meet your specifications, give us a call at 800-634-7704. We specialize in custom designing and fabricating application-specific casters and wheels.

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