TEP Technica Ltd holds a large and varied range of drive wheels and can source an even larger range on short lead times from our European based manufacturers. We stock heavy duty drive wheels in Vulkollan®, lighter duty wheels in polyurethane or rubber, and even special electrically conductive and wet grip wheels if needed. We also supply our core products in softer and harder compounds to suit your application requirements.
Drive wheels come either with a keyway or stud hole configuration. Many of our drive wheels are used in the Material Handling Industry in particular drive wheels for forklift trucks and cleaning machines. Our drive wheels many of which are on stock can handle load capacities from 2000kgs up to 10,000kgs plus we can order drive wheels with load capacities up to 20,000kgs if required. Our drive wheels are either directly bonded or include a press on tyre for easy and reduced replacement costs. Our comprehensive range of drive wheels have a variety of hubs including pressed steel, cast iron and stable welded centres.
KEY PROPERTIES OF DRIVE WHEELS
Drive wheels refer to the wheels that are powered by the engine or motor and are responsible for propelling a vehicle forward or backward.
The key properties of drive wheels can vary depending on the type of vehicle and the specific application, but some common properties include:
AGV wheels are designed to support specific weight capacities, ranging from light-duty to heavy-duty applications. The load capacity determines the maximum weight an AGV can carry.
Drive wheels must provide sufficient traction to prevent slipping and allow the vehicle to move forward effectively, especially in challenging road conditions like snow, mud, or steep slopes.
As drive wheels endure the stresses of acceleration, braking, and maneuvering, they need to be durable and resistant to wear and tear to ensure a long service life.
Rolling resistance/Friction coefficient:
Lower rolling resistance reduces energy consumption and improves fuel efficiency or battery range in electric vehicles. The friction coefficient of the drive wheels determines their grip on the road surface. Higher friction coefficients result in better traction and control.
A drive wheel is the wheel that pushes or pulls a motor vehicle transmitting force. This transforms torque into tractive force from the wheel to the floor surface, resulting in the vehicle moving. It's important to note that different vehicles may have unique requirements for drive wheels. The specific application and working conditions also should be considered when selecting your drive wheel.
Drive wheels (drive tyres) need to provide adequate traction for acceleration, braking, and steering. Maintaining the correct traction will allow the vehicle to be easily controlled, so choosing the appropriate tread material is essential. An incorrect tread for your application can result in the drive wheel sliding operator's ability to control the vehicle.
An incorrect tread for your application can result in the drive wheel sliding operator's ability to control the vehicle. However the powertrain must deliver enough torque to the drive wheel to overcome stationary forces, allowing in the vehicle moving forwards or backwards.
WHERE ARE DRIVE WHEELS USED?
Drive wheels are used in various types of vehicles and equipment across different industries. Here are some common examples of where drive wheels are utilised:
Industrial Forklift Trucks:
Forklifts utilise drive wheels to transport heavy loads in warehouses, distribution centers, and industrial settings.
Material Handling Equipment:
Drive wheels are used in conveyor systems and material handling machinery to move goods within factories and warehouses.
Heavy-duty mining trucks and equipment use drive wheels to operate in mining sites and transport extracted materials.
1000's WHEELS IN STOCK
With well over £1million of stock at cost value, and more than 3000 different wheels and castors available from the UK at any given time, we are sure to have the right product for you.
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