Industries That Often Require Custom Casters

Caster wheels are used in a wide range of situations, applications, and environments. With thousands of standard caster wheel models readily available, most businesses can generally find the right caster for their needs with no issue.

However, some industries may find it more difficult when it comes to the kind of casters they need and in sourcing these casters.

That’s why custom casters wheels exist. Customized or specialty casters are intended to answer highly specific needs or requirements. These help various industries maintain optimized mobility, efficiency, and safety in the workplace.

Below are some of the industries that often require custom casters and wheels.

Aerospace Industry

Caster manufacturers like LINCO have long been a partner of businesses in the aerospace industry. Aerospace and aviation casters often need to meet unique challenges due to the extreme conditions surrounding the industry.

Not only must aerospace casters meet strict safety standards but they must also be able to withstand intense temperatures — while still providing smooth mobility, precise maneuverability, and optimum worker safety.

Custom casters in the aerospace industry are often used for:

  • Maintenance platforms
  • Aircraft trolleys
  • Ground support equipment
  • Aerospace manufacturing equipment

Foodservice Industry

The foodservice industry is another regular client of custom caster wheel manufacturers like LINCO. We regularly serve clients in this space, ranging from commercial kitchens to industrial bakeries, food processing, and other food service businesses.

Hygiene and safety are paramount in this sector. Additionally, the fast-paced environment of food service businesses means that caster customizations that can further increase work speed and efficiency are important.

As such, the food service industry requires custom casters that:

  • Have smooth rolling or movability
  • Have high resistance to corrosion and rust
  • Have high chemical resistance
  • Can withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures
  • Are slip-resistant
  • Are easy to clean
  • Have swivel and locking capabilities

Custom caster wheels in the foodservice industry are usually installed on equipment like bakery racks, food transport carts, refrigeration units, and specialized food processing equipment.

Medical Industry

Custom caster solutions are often necessary in the medical or healthcare industry. Medical-grade custom casters are usually ordered for medical carts, hospital beds, surgical equipment, patient transport systems, and more.

Due to the nature of hospital or medical environments, casters for this industry need to meet stricter hygiene standards. The casters not only need to be easy to clean but also anti-permeable to reduce the likelihood of harmful bacteria and viruses getting into the wheels and being spread around the area.

Custom caster wheels for the medical and healthcare sectors need to meet certain ergonomic considerations, especially for casters installed on beds and patient transport equipment.

Some common requests for custom casters used in the medical industry are:

  • Smooth and quiet movement
  • High durability
  • Corrosion and rust resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Ease of maintenance

Heavy-Duty Machinery Industries

Despite the many industrial or heavy-duty casters readily available on the market, many companies that use or are involved in producing heavy machinery and similar equipment often require custom casters to address their unique needs.

Casters used in heavy-duty or machinery industries need to be able to handle extreme weight loads and endure harsh environments. In line with this, requests or considerations for custom caster wheel orders in this industry may include:

  • Highly durable material
  • Larger wheels and caster plates
  • Reliable locking mechanism
  • Stabilizing capability
  • Precise maneuverability
  • Ease of maintenance

Custom Caster Wheels To Fit Your Needs

If you’re unable to find the right fit among our extensive catalog of casters, you can check out our specialty and custom caster solutions.

LINCO is not just a trusted provider of high-quality, ready-to-use casters — we also accept custom orders for caster wheels that are specifically made to address our clients’ exact requirements. LINCO’s custom caster wheel solutions are designed to meet the unique challenges and demands our clients face in their industries. We offer finely-tuned specialty casters and custom wheel designs to best fit your equipment and application requirements.

Contact us today to speak with one of our LINCO caster solutions experts. Our team will provide situation-specific custom casters wheels tailor-fit to your industry.