Standard Duty - Stem Casters

Stem casters are a simple, effective solution to transform static storage into mobile shelving or standard duty carts. Stem casters are available for all wire and plastic shelving systems.

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Standard Duty

Stem casters are a simple, effective solution to transform static storage into mobile shelving or standard duty carts.   Mobile shelving enables an operator to easily reposition shelving to clean floors and walls or to reconfigure their storage area as needs change.   When used as a true “cart” , a stem caster cart provides strong, reliable transport within a facility and across most floors.

• Swivel stem casters enable  greater maneuverability in tight spaces. Brake swivel stem casters are used to ensure a mobile unit remains in a fixed position when  needed.  Rigid casters are used on a cart to improve the maneuverability over longer distances.
• Stem casters are available for basic dry environments, wet environments, and the most aggressive cart wash / autoclave requirements.
• 600 – 900lbs. (272 – 363kg) total unit capacity evenly distributed depending on the casters selected.
• Metro stem casters are non marking.
• 3-1/2” (89mm) flexible , polymer bumpers are included with stem casters to protect  walls from damage.
 

When choosing casters consider the load requirement, environment where it will be used, type of floor, and the method of cleaning.
Note: Bumpers are included with each caster.

Dry Environments: Plated components for most dry environments. NSF listed. ESD classification: non conductive.

5mbpPolyurethane:
Offers high resistance to grease and oils, excellent rollability, good floor protection, moderate noise level.
Non marking flat tread
Swivel, swivel/brake, and rigid options
300lbs. (135kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 900lbs. (408kg) evenly distributed.
5” and 6” (127 and 152mm) diameter options available.
5mb

Resilient Rubber, Flat:
Fair rollability, good floor protection, low noise level, low resistance to grease and oils.
Non marking flat tread
Swivel, swivel/brake, and rigid options
200lbs. (111kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 600lbs. (272kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

 

 

5MDBXAHigh Modulus (Thermoplastic):
Offers high resistance to grease and oils, good rollability, good floor protection, low noise level.
Non marking donut tread
Swivel, swivel/brake, and rigid options
250lbs. (113kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 750bs. (340kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

Resilient Rubber, Donut:
Fair rollability, good floor protection, low noise level, low resistance to grease and oils.
Non marking donut tread and decorative plated hub cover
Swivel only
125lbs. (56kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 375bs. (170kg) evenly distributed.
4” and 5” (102 and 127mm) diameter options

 

Wet Environments: Polymer stem casters are corrosion resistant and suitable for most wet environments. NSF listed.
5PCPolymer stem caster -Polyurethane tread
Construction: polymer horn and stainless axle.
Offers high resistance to grease and oils, excellent rollability, good floor protection, low noise level.
Non marking flat tread
Swivel, swivel/brake, and rigid options
300lbs. (135kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 900lbs. (408kg) evenly distributed.
Not intended for cart wash or harsh cleaners.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel
5PCBMPolymer stem caster -Polyurethane tread with antimicrobial
Antimicrobial product protection is built-in to the wheel tread
Construction: polymer horn and stainless axle.
Offers high resistance to grease and oils, excellent rollability, good floor protection, low noise level.
Non marking flat tread
300lbs. (135kg) capacity per caster ; total cart can hold up to 900lbs. (408kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel
Not intended for cart wash or harsh cleaners.
Stainless Steel Cart Washable Casters
Casters feature stainless construction and sealed bearings to withstand cart wash applications and most harsh sterilizers/cleaners. Zerk fittings at the swivel and axle allow casters to be greased and maintained as needed. NSF listed. Consult your Metro representative for more information.
5MHTP

Stainless Steel, Polyurethane:
Offers high resistance to grease and oils, excellent rollability, good floor protection, moderate noise level.
Non marking flat tread
Swivel, swivel/brake, and rigid options
300lbs. (135kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 900lbs. (408kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

 

5mhtm

Stainless steel, high modulus rubber
Offers high resistance to grease and oils, good rollability, good floor protection, low noise level.
Non marking donut tread
Swivel, swivel/brake, and rigid options
250lbs. (113kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 750bs. (340kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

 

 

High-temperature Autoclave Stem Casters
Casters feature stainless construction , nylon or phenolic wheels, and sealed bearings to withstand autoclave sterilization process.   Note:  These casters do not include polymer bumpers due to the extreme temperatures and conditions of the autoclave process.
5MHTP

Autoclavable Stainless Steel, Phenolic:
Can withstand temperatures up to 475°F (246°C)
Swivel and swivel/brake options
300lbs. (135kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 900lbs. (408kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

 

5mhtm

Autoclavable Stainless Steel, Nylon:
Can withstand temperatures up to 475°F (246°C)
Swivel and swivel/brake options
300lbs. (135kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 900lbs. (408kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

 

ESD Conductive Casters
Casters feature ESD conductive wheels. When used in conjunction with conductive split sleeves (aluminum or ESD conductive plastic) and a grounding cable, Metro’s ESD conductive casters ensure mobile units are properly grounded to ESD floor surfaces.

 

ESD Conductive, High Modulus (Thermoplastic)
Non marking, high modulus flat tread
Swivel and swivel/brake options
200lbs. (111kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 600lbs. (272kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

 

5MBX

ESD Conductive, Resilient Rubber
Carbon loaded molded wheel
Swivel and swivel/brake options
175lbs. (135kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 525bs. (238kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

 

Cleanroom Casters
Designed to provide vibration dampening in controlled environments.

 

5MFA

High Modulus (Thermoplastic)

Offers high resistance to grease and oils, superior rollability, good floor protection, low noise level.
Non marking flat tread
Dustcover protects dirt/debris from collecting in the swivel raceway.
Swivel and swivel/brake options
300lbs. (135kg) capacity per caster; total cart can hold up to 900bs. (408kg) evenly distributed.
5” (127mm) diameter wheel

 

 

Standard Duty versus Heavy Duty 
  • Most mobile requirements are satisfied with standard duty stem casters.   Typical examples include:
  • Shelving is occasionally repositioned to clean floors and walls.
  • Shelving stores soiled items and needs to be sterilized in a cart wash machine or moved to an area for autoclave sterilization.
  • Basic transport over shorter distances within a room or between rooms and departments.  This may include rolling  on and off elevators and occasionally over thresholds .
 
Heavy Duty Applications require a dolly base and plate casters.  Typical examples include:
  • Shelving regularly crosses thresholds, travels up and down ramps, and rolls over rougher floors.
  • Shelving travels between facilities over the road on a regular basis.
  • Heavier weight bearing applications :   plate casters are larger than stem casters offering greater stability, control , and impact resistance .
 
For more information consult your Metro representative.
 
 

A basic plated caster is suitable for most dry environments. When choosing casters consider the load requirement, environment where it will be used, and the method of cleaning, Rigid casters improve the maneuverability and steering of a cart that must travel long distances. A rigid channel is provided with each two rigid casters at no charge. A typical configuration using rigid casters has two rigid and two swivel/brake casters.

Basic Caster Guide.

 Wraparound bumper shown.  Corner bumpers shown.

 

Handles put more distance between the operator and the cart and improve the overall maneuverability. Handles are available for both wire and polymer shelving systems.
DCT2436NPitched Aluminum DustCover creates a solid barrier between the floor and the bottom shelf of the cart for cleanliness.
TBA48Tow Bar Assembly attaches to the underside of a dolly to facilitate transport of dolly carts in tandem.
ECT55DX3NOTE: Ledges, Dividers, Label Holders, Enclosure Panels, Tote Slides, open frames, rods & tabs and cart covers may all be adapted to dolly MetroMax I pictured trucks.

 

Standard Duty vs. Heavy Duty

Standard Duty versus Heavy Duty 
  • Most mobile requirements are satisfied with standard duty stem casters.   Typical examples include:
  • Shelving is occasionally repositioned to clean floors and walls.
  • Shelving stores soiled items and needs to be sterilized in a cart wash machine or moved to an area for autoclave sterilization.
  • Basic transport over shorter distances within a room or between rooms and departments.  This may include rolling  on and off elevators and occasionally over thresholds .
 
Heavy Duty Applications require a dolly base and plate casters.  Typical examples include:
  • Shelving regularly crosses thresholds, travels up and down ramps, and rolls over rougher floors.
  • Shelving travels between facilities over the road on a regular basis.
  • Heavier weight bearing applications :   plate casters are larger than stem casters offering greater stability, control , and impact resistance .
 
For more information consult your Metro representative.
 
 

Choosing the Proper Caster

A basic plated caster is suitable for most dry environments. When choosing casters consider the load requirement, environment where it will be used, and the method of cleaning, Rigid casters improve the maneuverability and steering of a cart that must travel long distances. A rigid channel is provided with each two rigid casters at no charge. A typical configuration using rigid casters has two rigid and two swivel/brake casters.

Basic Caster Guide.

Bumpers

 Wraparound bumper shown.  Corner bumpers shown.

 

Accessories

Handles put more distance between the operator and the cart and improve the overall maneuverability. Handles are available for both wire and polymer shelving systems.
DCT2436NPitched Aluminum DustCover creates a solid barrier between the floor and the bottom shelf of the cart for cleanliness.
TBA48Tow Bar Assembly attaches to the underside of a dolly to facilitate transport of dolly carts in tandem.
ECT55DX3NOTE: Ledges, Dividers, Label Holders, Enclosure Panels, Tote Slides, open frames, rods & tabs and cart covers may all be adapted to dolly MetroMax I pictured trucks.

 

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