Shock Proof Caster Mounting
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
Caster 1 is bolted to mounting plate 2. Rubber pads 3 act as a shock mount between mounting plate 2 and base frame 4. Shoulder screws 5 secure the mounting plate 2 to the base frame 4 through rubber pads 3. This shock-proof mounting prevents caster breakage and mounting hardware deformation. It also decreases the strain exerted on frame 4, thus minimizing shock to frame 4 and the attached machine components.