Industry’s most comprehensive offering of V grooved wheels & flanged wheels. Loads are taken off the floor permitting higher capacities, easier rolling, floor protection, and controlled flow all at the same time.
V groove wheels are the wheels of casters with a “V” shaped groove on the outside diameter that is generally radius or flat. V groove wheels can be used individually or as a complete caster depending on the usage.
What is the function of the v groove? In principle, v groove wheels are designed to guide equipment by rolling on inverted angle iron tracks or round iron bars. Essentially, if groove wheels are used on a flat surface then it becomes a regular wheel caster. Elevated track minimizes problems caused by floor debris. The relief groove at the base of the “V” equalizes the load on each face of the angle.
Forged Steel V grove caster wheels minimize wear of the V groove sides and are best for frequent operation. When not operating on a track, the considerable wheel tread on each side of the V groove allows for use on smooth floors. It is imperative that if more than one track is used that they are parallel, straight and level. Otherwise, V groove wheels may bind or run up over the track.
V groove wheels are made from cast iron or nylon, which are designed for high load capacities. A relief groove in the “V” assures proper weight distribution and makes wheel and track “self-cleaning”, while a partial flat-tread permits rolling the wheels directly on floors as well. All cast iron and forged steel models are offered with plain bore or straight roller bearings while some models offer precision tapered roller bearing for optimum capacity and performance. Since tapered bearings prohibit end play, their use requires parallel track. It is best to use a single angle iron track for V groove caster wheels parallel to an elevated flat bed for wheels without V groove.
V groove wheels are most suitably used in raw material handling, large railing doors, hoist trolleys, and conveyer trucks.
V groove wheels are available with Ductile steel, machined steel, metal, stainless steel, gray iron, glass filled nylon, poly-urethane and available wheel diameters vary and are available in 4”, 5”, 6”, 8” are the most standard. All wheels are standard with face and flange CNC-machine finished, except in some cases which has a hardened “as cast” tread.