August 22, 2013
Hamilton Caster has introduced the new Enhanced Precision Super Duty (EPSD) series 5-ton caster. Its 0.5-in.-thick forged steel mounting plate measures 6.5 in. wide by 7.5 in. long. The 0.375-in.-thick by 4-in.-wide legs are formed and robotically welded to a 6.25-in.-dia. forged steel ring.
The caster is designed with the company's HPI swivel technology, which more than doubles the number of contact points. According to the manufacturer, the raceways are 45 percent harder than conventional hardened raceways, and the surface finish is 16 microinches.
The series accommodates wheel sizes from 6 in. dia. by 3 in. wide up to 12 in. dia. by 4 in. wide. Clear-coat, drop-forged steel wheels, heavy-duty cast nylon, and six different types of polyurethane tread wheels are available.