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The castor material determines the properties

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The castor material must be selected according to the requirements that the castor needs to meet. Generally speaking: No material can meet all of the requirements equally well. Example: A hard polyurethane castor has a high load-bearing capacity, low rolling and swivel resistance and virtually no abrasion – ideal properties. Due to its relative hardness, however, it makes great demands of the floor, because the load is concentrated on a very small contact area.

Comparison of different materials for transport equipment castors

The properties of the most common castor materials for transport equipment castors differ even more. The properties of polyamide and solid rubber, for example, differ widely with regard to all parameters. Polyamide is usually the best choice for transporting heavy loads or when the equipment is moved on hard-wearing floors – however, if the floors are uneven, the noise of the moving wheels may quickly increase. With sensitive floors and lower loads, polyurethane meets the requirements and at the same time offers extremely floor-friendly properties.

Beyond the interactions mentioned here, other factors also play a role. We will be happy to provide further information.

Only the best materials for TENTE castors & wheels

For innovative TENTE castors and wheels, we always use high-quality materials that can be used in a wide variety of applications. Do you have special requirements for your castors and wheels and are you not sure which castor material is best suited? Contact us and let our experts give you detailed advice about the advantages of the different materials. If required, we can also develop individual solutions for you that meet your specific requirements. We look forward to receiving your enquiry!


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