When carts and dollies are pushed around the work floor with careless movement, they can bang into walls or other equipment. This can cause damage to the device or the casters, and it encourages harsh movement that puts a lot of strain on the wheels.


Improved Mobility

In manufacturing plants, where large equipment is often moved throughout the plant on carts, tables, and other devices, the movement can cause bumps or vibrations that increase the chances of instability. With shock-reducing casters, the devices can roll smoothly with less force, which reduces the risk of an accident or damage to expensive equipment. The shock-absorbing design of these wheels allows them to store and exude energy, boosting ergonomic performance while reducing the force required to move the device. They’re also non-marking to keep floors clean and reduce the need for plastic mats. Selecting a caster for an industrial environment requires evaluating the application’s load, floor, and environment. For example, hard elastomer or polyurethane wheels work well on smooth concrete plant floors to promote easy rolling for equipment. However, they aren’t suitable for other surfaces with debris or water puddles that may stop the wheels from rolling and promote flat-spotting or embedding of debris.

Reduced Vibrations

Nearly any piece of heavy equipment that isn’t welded to the ground in an industrial setting is set on casters for mobility and ease of movement. Unfortunately, these carts and movers are often exposed to constant vibration during use as they move across the floor. This can damage materials or cause the cart’s contents to rattle, which is bad news for any manufacturing facility.

Shock reducing casters can absorb some of this vibration, significantly reducing the risk of material damage and noise pollution within any factory or warehouse. These casters have springs that deflect as the weight of the load is applied, which can soften the impact and vibration. These casters also reduce maintenance costs as they don’t require the same type of wheel replacement as traditional metal caster wheels. The casters are pre-lubricated with sealed bearings and don’t need additional lubrication to operate effectively. This can save your business money in the long run.


Shock-reducing casters are ideal for carts and other equipment that house fragile or highly reactive materials. Unlike rigid caster wheels, shock-reducing casters cushion the impact of moving the equipment over rough floors and terrains, which can reduce the force required to move the equipment, decreasing the risk of damage to the materials inside and the chance of employees getting hurt from sudden shock load and vibration.

Shock-reducing casters use a spring to minimize the impact of surface unevenness, making them a great choice for industrial applications that require a high level of mobility but must remain stable over rough terrain. Using shock-absorbing casters can also prevent caster flutter, which occurs when the caster wheels vibrate, and swings from side to side, similar to speed wobble on vehicles. 

Increased Productivity

There are a lot of benefits to using shock-reducing casters in industrial settings. They can reduce the noise and vibrations of moving equipment around, which is great for office furniture and other types of sensitive hardware. They can also increase the stability and sense of control of moving equipment around, which helps reduce the risk of an on-site accident.

These casters are often used in factories and manufacturing units to easily carry raw materials, equipment, and other material from one factory area to another. They are also very useful in the aerospace industry to move large airframes and engine parts throughout manufacturing plants. The patented technology and wide deflection range that these casters have built into them make them so effective at dampening noise and vibration during transportation. This helps protect cargo, extend caster and wheel life, and reduce the likelihood of an on-site injury.