Omnicasters

Omnicasters OC30 Diagram
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Part Max load (lb)Max load (kg) Ball Ø A B C D Ø E F G$ fromFile icon FilesAdd to Cart
OC30 66 30 1 3/16" 35 2.512 63.8 2.106 53.5 0.354 9 0.984 25 - - - - 0.512 13 $92.76PDF Step
OC30F 66 30 1 3/16" 35 2.512 63.8 2.047 52 0.295 7.5 1.260 32 - - - - 0.709 18 $25.92PDF Step
OC35 66 30 1 3/16" 35 2.362 60 2.362 60 0.378 9.6 1.732 44 0.984 25 M10 x 1.5 M10 x 1.5 - - $87.04PDF Step
OC50 132 60 2" 50 2.953 75 3.031 77 0.701 17.8 1.732 44 0.984 25 M10 x 1.5 M10 x 1.5 - - $111.97PDF Step
OC55 132 60 2" 50 2.992 76 3.307 84 0.551 14 1.634 41.5 0.591 15 M10 x 1.5 M10 x 1.5 1.358 34.5 $111.97PDF Step
OC55B 132 60 2" 50 2.992 76 3.307 84 0.551 14 1.634 41.5 0.591 15 M10 x 1.5 M10 x 1.5 1.039 26.4 $155.50PDF Step
OC100 176 80 4" 104 5.630 143 5.965 151.5 1.142 29 2.283 58 0.984 25 M12 x 1.75 M12 x 1.75 1.811 46 $478.20PDF Step
OC100B 176 80 4" 104 5.630 143 5.965 151.5 1.142 29 2.283 58 0.984 25 M12 x 1.75 M12 x 1.75 1.339 34 $602.34PDF Step

Quick Fit Adaptors (OC30 & OC30F only)

  • Omnicasters offer fast directional change – Easier steering than traditional casters.
  • Glide smoothly over carpet, wood & marble floors.
  • Multiple drain channels expel debris & fluids.
  • Effortlessly convey delicate materials with minimal damage.
Delicate ContactDelicate Contact
SpeedSpeed
1m/sec
TemperatureTemperature
-50/+60ºC
Brake OptionBrake Option
Rapid DrainRapid Drain


Optional Fixing Kits

4 Pronged Zinc Plated Steel Wood (Tee Nut) Inserts include internal thread for ease of fitting. Nuts & Washers also supplied to complete your assembly.

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Wood Insert Fixing
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Nut & Washer Fixing
Model Part A B C D E$ fromFile icon FilesAdd to Cart
OC30 | OC30F wood insert kit T8 0.874 22.2 0.358 9.1 0.433 11 M8 x 1.25 M8 x 1.25 0.051 1.3 $1.47
OC30 | OC30F W8 0.630 16 0.315 8 0.063 1.6 M8 x 1.25 M8 x 1.25 - $0.09
OC30 | OC30F N8 0.567 14.4 0.512 13 0.315 8 M8 x 1.25 M8 x 1.25 - $0.95
OC35 | OC50 | OC55 | OC55B wood insert kit T10 0.984 25 0.441 11.2 0.516 13.1 M10 x 1.5 M10 x 1.5 0.055 1.4 $2.06
OC35 | OC50 | OC55 | OC55B W10 0.787 20 0.394 10 0.079 2 M10 x 1.5 M10 x 1.5 - $0.12
OC35 | OC50 | OC55 | OC55B N10 0.744 18.9 0.669 17 0.394 10 M10 x 1.5 M10 x 1.5 - $1.21
OC100 | OC100B wood insert kit T12 1.063 27 0.551 14 0.551 14 M12 x 1.75 M12 x 1.75 0.071 1.8 $2.50
OC100 | OC100B W12 0.945 24 0.472 12 0.098 2.5 M12 x 1.75 M12 x 1.75 - $0.16
OC100 | OC100B N12 0.831 21.1 0.748 19 0.472 12 M12 x 1.75 M12 x 1.75 - $1.35

Omnicaster – ‘Faster than a castor’ quicker multi-directional change than swivel casters!

Omnicaster is a Patented range of ball castors offering fast changes in direction & smooth sliding for effortless conveying. Omnicaster fast-swivel caster range are produced from engineering polymers to provide a robust non-marking caster which offers near instant directional change.

  • Multiple drain channels expel debris & fluids.
  • Fast directional change – Easier steering & manoeuvrability than traditional casters.
  • Glide smoothly over carpet, wood & marble floors.
  • Effortlessly convey delicate surfaces with minimal marking / scratches.

Why not use standard casters?

If you’re looking to eliminate ‘caster trail’ (or ‘castor angle’) to achieve instant directional change, heavy duty Ball Transfer Units will achieve this.  For lighter, domestic applications where reduced trail / caster angle is desired, Omnicastors offer tighter turning ability, precision manoeuvrability & faster steering than conventional casters.


How do fit the casters?

All Omnicaster models offer metric threaded stud fixing.  We also produce a range of square & triangulated fixing plates.

OC30 differs from other Omnicaster models as the unit can be:

  • Press fitted using the 25mm / 0.98” diameter shank.
  • GRIPNECK Quick fit adapters: 10mm (Q16) & 11mm (Q17) – furniture industry standard.
  • THREADED Quick fit adapters: M8, M10 & 3/8” UNC external threads.
  • COUNTERSUNK Quick-fit adapter: Q12 retains countersunk setscrew head from M6, M8, M10, 5/16” & 3/8” hole diameters.

OC35, OC50, OC55 & OC55B (Braked) Omnicasters all use Iso M10 metric thread for fitment.

  • OC35 & OC50 have 25mm / 1” thread length.
  • OC55 & OC55B models have 15mm / 5/8” thread length.
  • Enquire about our range of square & triangulated fixing flanges.

OC100 & OC100B (Braked) Omnicasters all use ISO M12 metric thread for fitment.

  • OC100 & OC100B have 25mm / 1” thread length.
  • Enquire about our range of square & triangulated fitting flanges.

Construction & Omnicaster performance

Omnicasters comprise of a large main ball which is retained within a specially manufactured polymer casing.  The casing is glass reinforced & also contains our Patented special mechanism which allows the main ball to change direction with minimal caster trail.

What are the load capacities?

MODELBALL DIAMETER (mm / inch)MAXIMUM LOAD (kgs / lbs)
OC30 – OC3535mm / 1 3/16”30kg /  65lbs
OC50 – OC55 – OC55B50 / 2”60kg / 130lbs
OC100 – OC100B103mm / 4’80kg / 175lbs

OC100 & 100B use a Patented ‘Elastomar cushioning ball’.  This material has a higher coefficient of friction that the phenolic resin material used in other Omnicaster models but represents a good compromise between friction & wear characteristics.


Working environments & conditions for Omnicasters

TEMPERATURE – resistance from -20°C / +60 (degrees centigrade) OR -5°F / 140°F (degrees Fahrenheit).

SPEED – Maximum laden speed: 1 meter/second – 3 feet/second (intermittent).

ORIENTATION – To avoid directional bias, Omnicasters work best in ball down ‘caster orientation or ‘ball up’ vertical position (with the main ball uppermost).

DRAINAGE – OC35, OC50, OC100 & OC100B have large lateral drains for rapid expulsion of debris – other models feature enclosed mechanisms.


Do I need a locking mechanism / parking brake?

OC55B & OC100B models feature an integral locking mechanism or parking brake. By moving the lever, exposed on the side of the casing an internal steel ring descends upon the main ball to form an effective brake. 

You may also want to consider an autonomous or separate brake system where a number of Omnicasters support an item which requires braking but individual brakes on each unit might prove too numerous to deploy.  Consider our Pneumatic positioning stops (PS25) or call our free technical advisors.


Spherical Wheel SRL – Old part numbers

Omnicasters were originally marketed under the Trademark of Spherical Wheel.  We changed the name in 2014 but some users may still recognise us & our product under older product codes – see the part number interchange to help update your records:

Improvements in tooling, materials & design have been updated but the new part reference are a direct retrofit replacement for old part numbers.  Units are still hand assembled & tested within our family owned & run production facility in Italy.

OLD PARTOMNICASTER (NEW PART)
NICE
NICE normal
NICE super
OC30
NICE fixed wheelOC30F
50P
50P normal
50P super
OC55
50P con freno
50P normal con freno
50P super con freno
OC55B
PLATINUM normal
PLATINUM super
OC50
106P
106P normal
106P super
OC100
106P con freno
106P normal con freno
106P super con freno
OC100B

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