The quiet solution, even on uneven surfaces: silent rubber wheels
In some situations, the castor's noise reduction characteristics are just as important as its maneuverability and load-carrying capacity. When supermarkets receive nighttime deliveries, for example, the local residents' sleep shouldn't be disturbed by the rattle and clank of transport trolleys. It's for this reason that rubber wheels have long been fitted as standard by TENTE to castors for transport systems and for pieces of apparatus too. Thanks to a damping element made of cellular polyurethane or elastic solid rubber damping, they allow goods and materials to be transported quietly, even on uneven surfaces. The good suspension characteristics provide for elastic, shock absorbing travel whereby the rubber wheels gently absorb shocks and vibrations.
Rubber wheels have low rolling resistance while at the same time being kind to flooring. Our engineers have largely eliminated contact marks – this means that even after remaining in the same place for prolonged periods of time, our non-marking grey, electrically-conductive TENTE rubber wheels do not leave unsightly marks behind on light-colored flooring. Only on untreated natural surfaces or when aggressive cleaning products are used can it happen that marks are left, but these can be easily removed with standard detergents. Our staff would be happy to advise you on this.
The available materials differ with regard to load-bearing capacity, floor protection characteristics, swivel resistance and wear. In general: Rubber wheels cannot carry such heavy loads as plastic wheels and are subject to higher wear when under permanent load – this is unavoidable with elastic materials. If you want to combine the properties of a hard wheel with the absorbing properties of soft rubber wheels, TENTE can provide a solution here too: Our hybrid wheel consists of a hard nylon tread with a soft rubber core.
Please contact us to learn more about our rubber wheels. We would be happy to provide you with further help and assist you in finding the product that is best suited to your needs.