Introduction to nylon castors
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Nylon is strong engineering plastic derived from polyamide monomers extracted from petroleum. It is often used as a substitute for low strength metals, particularly in the injection moulding industry where it can be melt-processed; it’s ability to flow around complicated moulds is a prime advantage. This makes nylon particularly suitable for castors and structural parts. Whilst nylon is extremely strong (it’s estimated tensile strength is 7,000 psi) it is also very light, this means that overall part weight is reduced, there is less operating noise, and even decreased wear on mating parts due to the reduced weight pressure.
Nylon is a high quality thermoplastic polyamide and has natural characteristics which make it a popular tread material for industrial castors. Nylon has been used for decades in industrial applications and specifically materials handling. Nylon castors are very strong and have high load capacities. Nylon castors are also popular because they are inexpensive, impact, tear and wear resistant. The material is also used for example with wheels, industrial castors, pallet rollers, heavy duty castors, flanged and grooved wheels and conveyor rollers. Other characteristics of nylon castors include non-marking, low rolling resistance, excellent resistance to chemical and oils and fracture resistant.
The high melting point of nylon means it can operate at +80°C to +90°C without tread deformation. It can also operate at low temperatures of -30°C and -40°C. Nylon is tasteless, odourless and hygienic making it ideal for food processing plants and cold stores.
At TEP Technica Ltd we stock a wide range of nylon castors including: nylon swivel castors, nylon fixed castors, nylon braked castors, each available with different fittings: four bolt top plate fitting castors, single bolt hole fitting castors, stem fitting castors and and tri-castors. We can also supply nylon castors with anti-rust resistant brackets for environments exposed to liquids or steam.
Our nylon castors are manufactured to the highest of quality standards which results in increasing productivity, reduced replacement costs and improved overall safety. Our team of technical advisors are available to help identify the nylon castor suitable for your application.
Key benefits of our nylon castors
- High quality housings/brackets
- Compact locking devices
- High abrasion resistance
- A low co-efficient of friction
- Very high load capacity
- Resistance to tear, wear and impact damage
- Low cost material with a long life span
Environments suitable for nylon castors
The hygienic nature of nylon makes it the ideal material for food processing plants and cold stores and can used environments exposed to:
- Cleaning Solutions
Applications for Nylon Castors
- Material Handling Equipment
- Mobile Stage Sets /Scenery mover
- Transport Castor
- Picking Carts
- Office Chairs and furniture
- Hospital Beds
- Nylon ball castors for furniture
- Cargo Conveyor Casters
- Platform trucks
- Dollies and dolly trucks
- Euro container and plastic box trolleys
Medium Duty Industrial Nylon Castor - Anti-Rust Resistant Bracket. These medium-duty castors manufactured in Spain has a high-grade white nylon tread and includes a double ball bearing reinforced with hardened ball races and dust proof seals. A highly resistant pressed steel (up to 5mm thick) and has a high rust resistant double chrome coating. It is non-marking, has a high abrasion resistance with a low rolling resistance. These castors can carry high loads especially at lower speeds and are resistant to many diluted acids, alkalis, oils and greases.
Medium Duty Nylon Castor (Greaseable) Anti-Rust & Dust Proof Seals. This range of medium-duty castors manufactured in Spain have a high-grade white nylon tread and includes a double ball bearing reinforced with hardened ball races and dust proof seals. A highly resistant pressed steel (up to 5mm thick) and has a high rust resistant double chrome coating. It is non-marking, has a high abrasion resistance with a low rolling resistance. These castors can carry high loads and are resistant to many diluted acids, alkalis, oils and greases.
Super Heavy Duty PA6G Nylon - For Load Capacities From 1750kgs to 6000kgs. This range of Super Heavy-Duty PA6G Nylon Castors manufactured in Germany are machine cast from the Highest-Grade nylon offering very high load capacities from 1750kgs to 6000kgs! Complete with a precise, highly stable welded steel bracket construction. (The swivel version has a high-quality thrust ball bearing and a tapered roller bearing for accurate guidance of the kingpin). All bearing parts are dust and splash proof. Offering very good chemical resistance, high elasticity, low moisture absorption and long service life.
Heavy Duty Spring Loaded Nylon Castor - Spring Suspension of 50kgs-700kgs. This range of specialist (fixed & swivel) heavy-duty spring-loaded castors are manufactured in Spain. With compression rate’s available for loads of 50kgs up to 700kgs. (with suspension of 7mm to 24.5mm) – Please speak to your account manager for the different spring-loaded suspension available. The bracket is made of black painted welded steel up to 12mm thick. And the wheel is made from a high-grade nylon tread. It is non-marking with high absorption to impact, suitable for operating on uneven surfaces.
Don't know which castor you need?
Our technical advisors are on hand to offer advice on product identification to select the correct castor for your application. At our UK warehouse we hold a large stocks of nylon castors that can be dispatched on a next day delivery service. We offer a wide array of castors to suit a variety of industrial and commercial applications.