Understanding Camber, Caster and Toe
On previous occasions, we’ve talked about the meaning and function of wheel alignment. Wheel alignment is also referred to as wheel geometry. In general, wheel alignment, there are several factors, namely camber, steering axis inclination, caster, toe angle and turning radius. The question is what the understanding of each of these factors? Here we describe the meaning or definition of camber, caster, toe angle and turning radius.For more information you can visit furniture casters
The front wheel of the vehicle when we look ahead, it will be angled outwards or inwards. This is called the camber. The definition of a tilt wheel camber is the top into or out of the vertical line when viewed from the front of the vehicle. If the tilt outwards also called camber positive, and vice versa if the tilt inwards then also called negative camber.
After learning about the understanding of camber. Now it’s time we discuss the caster. The definition of the caster is the tilt steering rotary axis (king pin) to the vertical wheel center line when viewed from the side of the vehicle. If the tilt of the steering axis inclination towards the rear so-called positive caster, otherwise if the slope toward the front of the so-called negative caster.
At last, caster called a trail, this trail is the distance from the center line of the dot-piece steering axis inclination, to the point of tangency plan tires.
Caster large positive and make a long trail behind the wheel of the greater power. However, the positive caster has a shortage of the steering becomes heavier.
While the negative caster makes steering is light, but the stability of the vehicle is reduced, then also more difficult to control.
The definition of the TOE is the difference in distance between the front wheels to the rear wheels when viewed from above the vehicle. If the distance between the front wheels is smaller than the distance the wheels of the rear (wheel leading into when viewed from above) is called toe-in. Otherwise referred to toe out. Here is a picture of toe-in, toe-out for the opposite.