Proper maintenance and selection of industrial wheels ensures a long service life. Learn about how load capacity, operating environment, and track conditions influence steel wheel maintenance. Learn about how using bearings or bushings with lubrication is essential for reducing wear.
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Bearings and bushings reduce friction between the wheel and axle. Learn about the differences between bearings and bushings and their respective load and speed limitations. Learn how different load types (radial, axial, combined, and moment loads) affect bearing and bushing selection.
Metal casting is the process of pouring molten metal into a shaped space so that it will cool and harden in that form. For many items, this process can be less expensive than machining the part out of a piece of solid metal. Even though the idea behind it seems singular and simple, there are many ways foundries cast objects. How they make a metal casting mold will depend on the metals used, the size of the run, and the shape, symmetry, and complexity of the casting.
A designer, entrepreneur, or inventor gets an idea and begins the process to bring it to life. At first the idea is made of sketches and plans, research and design, but the designer’s focus is toward creating a physical object. There is no replacement for holding a mockup or prototype and seeing a vision come to life. Prototyping allows the designer to have confidence in their idea, work out production flaws, and woo investors or clients.
Finding the perfect wheel for your application can be a smooth process with the right knowledge. Wheel customers have three distinct choices when selecting wheels to meet specific needs: Find a stock or standard wheel. Find a stock or standard wheel that is close to