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Wheels

For the coating material for heavily loaded wheels, certain types of polyurethane are the perfect choice. The following characteristics in particular strengthen the position of polyurethane:

  • low internal friction (low hysteresis) reduces heating of the coating material, thus improving its load-bearing capacity
  • small compressibility enables to have greater measuring accuracy
  • great wear resistance lengthens replacement intervals
  • high further tear resistance extends the life span of the coating material even when it is damaged or cut, as the tear will not get larger easily
  • exceptional adhesiveness to metal surfaces, securing the stability of the coating material even in tough operating conditions
  • better load-bearing capacity compared to several other elastic coating material alternatives, enabling smaller wheel and roller sizes

All in all, polyurethane has supreme dynamic characteristics, compared to rubber, for example. When the load-bearing capacity and/or wear resistance of rubber is not enough, it is worth looking into the possibilities provided by polyurethane.

In addition to the traditional Vulkollan, we are now also offering a type better able to withstand high humidity and heat. Ask for more information from our technical consultants.

We can also deliver the steel parts – this enables you to get the entire wheel or roller set-up with one delivery.

The diameter of the largest wheel we have coated was over 2 metres, the diameter of the smallest was 20 mm.

You need not toss out a used wheel with a metal frame: we can remove the old coating material, and coat the wheel again!