When standard duty industrial castors are exposed to extreme temperatures, there is a strong risk that they will warp, crack or melt. This can be a disastrous setback in specialised industries that rely on working in these temperatures – such as bakeries – reducing productivity and posing potential safety concerns.
Luckily, industries are able to avoid this problem by using high temperature castors, castors that are specially designed to withstand the extreme temperatures often found in bakery ovens and other manufacturing environments. Here are five benefits of this very useful type of castor:
- They can withstand hot and cold temperatures
Made of exceptionally durable materials, high temperature castors are able to survive far higher temperatures than other industrial castors. Depending on the model, these castors have the potential to constantly withstand heat up to an impressive 280 degrees Celsius and even more extreme temperatures for short periods of time. Surprisingly, high temperature castors can even work in icy environments such as freezers, making them even more useful.
- They are used in a variety of industries
As the above would suggest, although high temperature castors are often called bakery castors due to their suitability for ovens, they can also come in handy for other applications involving heat such as food processing and welding. Whether it’s energy companies or manufacturers, this versatility has led to high temperature castors being used in an impressive number of industries.
- They come in different materials
The wheels of the high temperature castors we stock are made from two different materials: heat-treated phenolic resin and special thermoplastic rubber. Both of these materials have their own distinct advantages: bakers often prefer the rubber wheel to its synthetic polymer counterpart as it enables them to move trolleys around more smoothly, while resin wheels are generally tougher.
- They are resistant to grease
As they are often used in food processing environments like bakeries, high temperature castors tend to be resistant to grime and are easy to clean, especially those made of stainless steel. Some castors are resistant to salt solutions, vegetable oils and animal fats, while others are fitted with a splash guard over the hub to protect the bearing inside the castor.
- They are available in various sizes
In addition to being available in both fixed and swivel formats, the high temperature castors we offer also come in different diameter sizes, ranging from 80mm to a larger 220mm. This makes them well-suited for different types of trolley, allowing for greater manoeuvrability in tighter spots.
It’s clear that in certain situations, high temperature castors offer serious advantages to standard duty industrial castors. If you would like to find out more about these castors and whether they could come in handy in your industry, why not give us a grilling via our contact page? Here at 360 Castors and Wheels we can definitely withstand the heat.