Wheels for wheelbarrows and trolleys, design and application features
Industrial wheels are a component of warehouse equipment. They are installed on stackers, trolleys, wheelbarrows and other equipment. It is they who bear the main load during the transportation of goods, so they must be strong and resistant to mechanical stress. The practice of operating warehouse equipment shows that wheels wear out first. To restore the unit to work, they need to be replaced.
Attention: there are a large number of varieties of wheels in terms of diameter, mounting method, material of manufacture, etc. It is necessary to select new ones taking into account the technical characteristics: landing site, mounting method, dimensions, etc.
The advantages of wheels for warehouse equipment include:
High reliability and durability. Since stackers and trolleys handle loads up to 1,500 kg, rollers must be able to support 400 kg each without deformation.
Simplicity of design. Most models do not require maintenance, they do not need to be lubricated or somehow looked after.
Long service life. Subject to the rules of operation, the absence of regular weights and when used on a flat surface, the products will serve for 10 or more years.
Versatility. Despite the variety of models, many are interchangeable. Moreover, it is often possible to put wheels of one type on a cart of another type, and at the same time it will not lose its characteristics and qualities.
Resistant to external factors. Usually wheelbarrow frames are made of galvanized steel, so they will not rust.
Also one of the advantages is the affordable cost.
Attention: it is recommended to replace all 4 wheels during the repair, and not one that has become unusable. The fact is that during operation they wear out and deform. When replacing one with a new one, a skew may occur.
As we wrote above, steel is used for the manufacture of brackets and discs, which is not afraid of loads, shocks and other types of mechanical stress. The wheel itself is made of solid rubber, polyamides, polyurethane foam or polyurethane. These materials are durable, provide good friction and no slippage when driving.
It should be borne in mind that the wheels can be either swivel or non-swivel. The former are commonly used on carts and stackers. The rotation is carried out by means of a special bracket. Ball or roller maintenance-free bearings are used to facilitate movement. You can study in detail the design options and types of wheels at the link: https: //www.fregat.com.ua/wheels_and_rollers/koleso-iz-elastichnoi-rezini/
If the product is planned to be used in difficult conditions, then models of increased durability should be chosen. Heat-resistant wheels are commercially available, which are made from special rubber, cast iron, aluminum and phenolic resins. They can withstand temperatures from -80 to +500 degrees and more. Reinforced models should be used for handling heavy loads. They can support up to 1,100 kg per point.