TECHNICA POLYPROPYLENE WHEELS
TEP Technica stocks a wide range of thermoplastic polypropylene wheels and castors.
Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic polymer most commonly used for plastic moldings. Polypropylene (also know as polypropene) is injected into a mold while molten, forming complex shapes – making it an ideal material for high volume, low cost wheel fabrication. You can buy polypropylene wheels separately, or as complete assemblies from our castor shop. Polypropylene is a very good material to be used as the tread and/or hub centre. Wheels and wheel centres made of polypropylene are fracture resistant, vibration and noise dampening, high load capacity and low cost when compared to similar materials.
KEY PROPERTIES OF POLYPROPYLENE
Polypropylene is an excellent wheel material due to its blend of durability, lightweight nature, corrosion resistance, non-marking properties, and affordability, making it a versatile choice for various applications while maintaining cost-effectiveness.
The properties of Polypropylene as a tread for industrial wheels include:
Polypropylene wheels are known for their durability and resistance to wear and tear, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications.
These wheels are lightweight, contributing to ease of movement and reduced strain on equipment.
Polypropylene is resistant to many chemicals, organic solvents and corrosive substances, increasing the wheels' longevity in various environments.
The wheels leave minimal to no marks on floors, making them ideal for indoor applications and surfaces that need to be protected.
Low friction (low rolling resistence):
Polypropylene wheels offer low rolling resistance, enhancing energy efficiency and requiring less effort to move loads.
Polypropylene wheels are often more affordable than other wheel materials, making them a budget-friendly option for many applications.
They have a good range of temperature resistance, making them suitable for use in both hot and cold environments.
Polypropylene wheels can withstand impacts and shocks, maintaining their structural integrity over time.
The material is easy to clean and does not promote the growth of bacteria, making it suitable for applications that require high levels of hygiene, such as food and pharmaceutical industries.
IDENTIFY THE CORRECT POLYPROPYLENE WHEEL
Choosing the correct polypropylene wheel impacts operational efficiency, safety and running costs of your equipment.
By reviewing the factors below, you can choose the right polypropylene wheel or castor that meets your specific needs and enhances the efficiency of your material handling operations:
Ensure the wheel's weight capacity matches or exceeds the maximum load it will bear.
Evaluate whether the wheel will be used indoors, outdoors, or in specialized conditions, as this affects factors like temperature, moisture, and chemicals.
Choose a diameter that suits your application's requirements for clearance, stability, and ease of movement.
Decide between rigid (fixed) or swivel casters based on maneuverability needs.
Consider roller or ball bearings for smoother movement and reduced friction.
Ensure the wheel's mounting method aligns with your equipment or furniture design..
1000's WHEELS IN STOCK
With well over £1million of stock at cost value, and more than 3000 different industrial wheels available from the UK at any given time, we are sure to have the right product for you.
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