Benefits of Leveling Casters

When we talk about casters and their many varieties, leveling casters seldom come up. Despite this, they prove invaluable for many businesses, especially those that are involved in heavy loads, machinery, and equipment.

Leveling caster wheels are casters with two built-in systems: a locking one and a height adjustment or leveling one. Thanks to these systems, leveling casters ensure any load stays perfectly level, steady, and secure — no matter how heavy it may be.

This allows the caster to easily turn heavy stationary equipment and loads into mobile ones and back again. Below are more benefits of leveling casters:

Convenience and Portability

Like all other types of caster wheels, leveling casters offer great convenience and portability. Adding any caster wheel to stationary equipment immediately gives us the ability to move it from point A to point B without too much physical exertion or the need for a forklift or truck.

The size or weight of the expected load does not matter much either. This can be easily resolved by choosing leveling casters with greater load-bearing capacity.

Adjustable Height

Adjustable leveling casters allow us to straighten any equipment, furniture, or machinery that may not lie flat on the floor. It is no secret that floors in warehouses and other industrial settings are prone to becoming uneven over time due to the constant traffic and weight loads over them.

Installing adjustable leveling casters can easily resolve lopsided or tilted equipment due to uneven floor surfaces. All you need to do is hold the equipment in place, fully extend the leveling caster pillar so it lays flat on the floor, check for any more rocking, and lock it in place.

Ease of Installation and Use

Despite its additional leveling and locking features, casters are intuitive and easy to install and use. Some leveling casters only require four screws to attach them onto the underside of machinery. Meanwhile, some leveling casters already have a threaded stem or pin that you simply screw onto an existing or newly drilled hole.

Manually adjusting the height of the leveling casters’ pillar is simple, too. Leveling casters are usually designed with an operating lever, thumb-wheel, or screw nut height adjustments.

Noise Reduction

Machinery and other industrial equipment normally make noise while in use. However, machines that are not level to the floor or are unsteady can result in even more noise due to the machinery’s vibrations.

By ensuring the machines lay flat on the floor surface, leveling casters can reduce equipment vibrations and noise. Moreover, there are leveling casters equipped with anti-vibration leveling pads to further improve stability and reduce noise.

Better Wheel Resilience

Leveling casters are primarily designed for use with heavy equipment in mind. They generally have better wheel resilience or durability in comparison to standard caster wheels. As such, leveling casters can typically withstand more weight, road bumps, or sudden movements.

Improved Safety

Most importantly, leveling caster wheels help improve workers’ safety around heavy machinery. With such large loads, a simple wheel foot brake is often not enough to ensure the machine stays in place.

Operating unsteady or wobbling heavy equipment opens up more risks for accidents and injuries. The vibrations and movement of the machinery can also potentially result in the equipment breaking down or even falling on a person.

The firm floor locks and steadying mechanism of leveling casters are a huge help in preventing loss of control, especially when transporting heavy loads. It may help prevent large, heavy loads from slipping or sliding and hitting someone or another piece of valuable equipment. This is even more crucial for equipment that might be placed on a sloping surface.

Get the Best Leveling Casters From LINCO

LINCO offers amazing leveling casters via our online store. We carry not only our own creations but also casters from other recognizable names in the industry.

If you’re looking for heavy-duty leveling casters, check out the LINCO Leveling Caster with M12 Threaded Hollow King Pin. This leveling caster wheel has a total load capacity of 2,200 lbs.

For more information or any bulk order inquiries, call our toll-free hotline at (866) 306-9566. You may also leave us a message on our LINCO contact page.