HEAVY DUTY POLYURETHANE WHEELS
TEP Technica are the UK's largest stockist of polyurethane wheels.
Polyurethane (PU) wheels are a synthetic rubber providing the elasticity of rubber wheels with the strength and durability of metal wheels. PU wheels are made by combining chemicals which are then poured into a mould and cast. Polyurethane wheels can be manufactured to range of hardness dependent on the intended application. Ranging from soft to very hard, polyurethane wheel fabrication is controlled by the compound ingredients and through the production process.
KEY PROPERTIES OF POLYURETHANE WHEELS
Polyurethane wheels can be found in a wide range of applications in various industries.
Their exceptional properties enhance material handling, from durability and load-bearing capacity to smooth rolling and floor protection. Explore the key attributes that make polyurethane wheels an essential choice for diverse environments:
Polyurethane wheels are highly durable, with excellent resistance to abrasion and wear, ensuring a longer lifespan.
They offer high load-bearing capacity, making them suitable for handling heavy loads.
Polyurethane wheels provide smooth and quiet rolling, reducing friction and noise during movement.
These wheels are non-marking and gentle on floors, preventing damage and marks.
Polyurethane's inherent flexibility allows it to absorb shocks and impacts, enhancing stability during transportation.
Polyurethane wheels are resistant to oils, solvents, and many chemicals, making them suitable for various environments.
They have good resistance to water, making them suitable for use in wet or damp conditions.
Polyurethane wheels can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from low to moderate levels.
They come in various hardness levels, allowing for customization based on application requirements.
Low Rolling Resistance:
Polyurethane wheels offer low friction, requiring less effort to move heavy loads.
Their resistance to moisture and chemicals, coupled with easy-to-clean surfaces, makes them suitable for applications requiring high levels of hygiene.
Polyurethane's elasticity allows it to absorb impacts without permanent deformation, maintaining wheel integrity.
These wheels offer good traction on various surfaces, enhancing maneuverability.
UV-stabilized polyurethane wheels can withstand exposure to sunlight without deteriorating.
Polyurethane wheels are not prone to rust or corrosion, which is particularly beneficial in humid or corrosive environments.
Polyurethane maintains its shape and dimensions under heavy loads and stress.
KEY APPLICATIONS FOR POLYURETHANE WHEELS
Polyurethane wheels can be found in various applications due to their unique properties.
Polyurethane’s versatility, durability, and ability to cater to various specialized needs makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of industries and applications for transportation wheels, traction wheels, guiding rollers, drive belts, and drive wheels.
Key industries that use Polyurethane wheels include:
Polyurethane wheels are popular in industrial settings for carts, trolleys, and platforms, providing high load capacity and durability.
Polyurethane wheels are used in automotive plants for transporting parts, fixtures, and tools, thanks to their wear resistance and ability to withstand heavy loads.
Pallet trucks, forklifts, and order picking carts benefit from polyurethane wheels ability to roll easily on various surfaces.
Their quiet operation, non-marking quality, and load-bearing capacity make them suitable for hospital carts and medical equipment.
Polyurethane wheels are used in aircraft ground support equipment for their shock absorption and load-bearing capabilities.
These wheels are preferred in food processing and packaging due to their hygienic properties, resistance to oils, and ease of cleaning.
Spinning machines and material handling equipment in textile manufacturing benefit from polyurethane wheels gentle movement and chemical resistance.
Polyurethane wheels are employed in printing presses, providing smooth motion and precision alignment.
Retail and Display:
Display stands, racks, and kiosks utilize polyurethane wheels for quiet mobility and floor protection.
Polyurethane wheels are used in conveyor systems to facilitate material movement with reduced friction and noise.
On docks and shipyards, polyurethane wheels are valuable for their resistance to water, chemicals, and corrosive environments.
Scaffolding, rolling platforms, and construction carts benefit from the durability and load-bearing capacity of polyurethane wheels..
Stage equipment, lighting rigs, and props utilize polyurethane wheels for quiet, smooth movement during performances.
TECHNICA PREMIUM POLYURETHANE WHEELS:
Polyurethane (PU) is a versatile material ideal for medium to heavy duty applications.
Technica supply from stock one of the most comprehensive ranges of polyurethane wheels and castors in the UK.
We only supply the highest quality of polyurethane available in the UK and machined to a very high finish. We offer polyurethane industrial wheels, polyurethane pallet rollers, polyurethane load rollers, polyurethane press on tyres, polyurethane castors, polyurethane stabilizers and polyruethane guide wheels.
Technica supply standard and special polyurethane wheels for all types of applications. We stock polyurethane drive wheels, polyurethane load wheels, polyurethane castor wheels, polyurethane guide rollers, polyurethane press on tyres and polyurethane pallet rollers. We offer polyurethane wheels for forklifts, escalators, lifts, stair-lifts, standard conveyor systems, overhead conveyor systems, specialist applications, heavy duty applications, rollercoaster rides, mining, pipe-laying machines and car wash machines to name a few. We supply a very high quality range of polyurethane wheels which are suitable for all but the most intense applications.
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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