Pneumatic casters are the right casters to use when you are rolling product one an uneven surface or outdoors. Albion makes a fine pneumatic caster, and we are pleased to distribute this item. There are some limitations to pneumatic casters, however.
Pneumatic casters (or pneumatic wheel casters) have wheels that are filled with air. This makes for a very smooth ride with shock absorption built into the design of the wheel itself. The capacity is a bit low relative to a moldon rubber caster or a polyurethane caster. Additionally, with pneumatic casters being used outdoors - there is always a chance of getting a nail in the pneumatic caster tread, resulting in a flat. There is an innovative solution to this problem. On request, we can quote pneumatic casters filled with foam instead of air. Foam filled pneumatic casters can not go flat. This is also the case with semi pneumatic caster wheels. In these two alternatives, there is a loss in shock absorption, however.
Of course, A Plus Warehouse always tries to provide our customer with the right caster for their application. If shock absorption is the primary issue, and heavy duty is not negotiable, we provide casters with built in shock absorbers. These are odd looking casters, with springs attaching the top place to the caster body. When loading very heavy yet delicate items, like an aircraft or helicopter engine, shock absorbing casters with steel or polyurethane wheels may well be a better choice than traditional pneumatic casters. Again, it is our job to make sure you are getting the right pneumatic casters for your application.
While considering how to transport your product within the warehouse, you may well not want to buy pneumatic casters or other casters, and make your own dolly. For this reason, we also provide complete platform trucks in aluminum, wood and steel. Many customers do not have the time or interest to design portability for their work in process inventors. These valued customers would normally order complete carts or platform trucks from A Plus Warehouse, rather than ordering pneumatic casters, and create their own dollies.
So come to us not only for pneumatic casters, but also for our broad lines of storage and handling equipment. We distribute Lockers, Shelving, Industrial Pallet Racks, Conveyors, Work Benches, Dock Equipment, Hoists, Industrial Mats, and all matters of material handling equipment as well as casters of all sorts. Our telephone is 800-209-8798 and we look forward to hearing from you.