Rather obviously any product that isn't used under the conditions for which it was designed may not satisfy the user's needs. It may also harm materials and cause injuries. In order to comprehend the possible pitfalls here are some examples in which wheels and castors are used incorrectly:
- using a wheel not suitable for the floor will deteriorate the wheel covering and damage the floor. You can also visit hovair.com/information-files/machine-machinery-skates.htm to get skate machines for industrial purposes.
- selecting a fixed castor or inappropriate configuration of castors under operating conditions for which a equipment must be very maneuverable will make it very difficult to move that equipment
- Applying a load that exceeds the wheel's rated load capacity can readily lead to wheel malfunctions and premature decline.
Therefore it is worth performing a technical analysis of the operating conditions. The most economical solution may then be chosen only after the product has been technically evaluated.
The aim of performing a technical analysis on an equipment moving solution is to define the operating conditions and any external factors that may affect equipment use.
The following factors should be analysed in order to choose the right wheel:
- nature and condition of the ground (5.1)
- environment (5.2)
- magnitude and nature of the load (5.3)
- speed and means of traction (5.4)
- maneuverability (5.5)
- data analysis and choice (5.6)