Whether it's at the airport or in the production hall: special transport platforms are often needed to move extremely heavy loads. The right underlying components are critical. Robust wheels and casters are necessary to get the "bulky stuff" moving. Blickle offers an extensive portfolio of heavy duty wheels and casters that can handle loads of up to 100 tonnes.
A new flagship in heavy duty casters is the welded steel heavy duty double-caster, LSSD-GSPO 500K with a load capacity of up to 30 tonnes. It is equipped with heavy duty compressed cast nylon wheels, which offer low rolling and swivel resistance, especially on smooth floors. In addition to its compact design, the heavy duty caster sets itself apart through extremely high rigidity. The swivel head used here is particularly robust and has a four-point swivel bearing.
Typical fields of application for heavy duty wheels and casters include:
- industrial trucks
- assembly and transport systems
In order to ensure that the transport runs smoothly, without shocks, and that the goods reach their destination without being damaged, spring-loaded casters are also available. These provide excellent spring and damping characteristics and are specially designed for the respective application. Upon customer request, solutions can be created that are specially tailored to the respective application. "For heavy duty applications, we continuously encounter the challenge of combining very high load-bearing capacities with a compact design," reports Thomas Zimmer, head of the heavy duty wheels design department at Blickle. "Our customers attach great importance to a high level of operational comfort. That is why we are seeing the trend moving away from steel and cast wheels and toward wheels with polyurethane tread, which also helps protect the floor surface."