Quality casters designed for workstations come in a standard version, with brakes that stop rotation, or a total locking style that locks both the swivel and the rotation. An industrial workbench can go from stationary to mobile with just the flip of a switch on the caster. Standard wheel size is four inches, which is suitable for moving most general purpose workbenches used in various industrial environments.
Heavy-duty quality casters do not need to be larger to handle rougher use. In fact, many of them feature only three-inch wheels. They come with a locking rotation and swivel feature and will not mar floor surfaces. A c-frame caster places the wheels under the floor support of the industrial workbench, locking the rotation and swivel as needed. This creates a more unobtrusive look and is suitable for environments where safety is of high concern.
Leveling casters are used to level various table surfaces. The casters are lifted off the floor in this setup, automatically preventing the table from moving. A workbench equipped with a microscope or other device that requires a level work surface would benefit from having this style of caster that features both stationary and mobile qualities.
The same type of function is provided by floor locks designed for an industrial workbench. These locks elevate casters from the floor, providing the work surface with a stable and fixed position. When the workbench must be moved, the lock is disengaged and the casters can then do their job of maneuvering the table to the desired location.