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Installation Guide for Polyurethane Casters

Installation Guide for Polyurethane Casters

Jun. 20, 2020

PU Castor Wheels is a material between ordinary rubber and plastic. This is the current Z wear-resistant elastomer, and it is harmless to the human body and can be completely biodegradable without adding carbon. Black and some carcinogenic rubber compounds are ideal materials for making tire treads. The main feature of polyurethane casters is to maintain high elasticity, excellent mechanical strength, oil resistance, and ozone resistance in the hardness range, and have good low-temperature performance.

Advantages of industrial PU wheels in the application:

1. Polyurethane casters have good physical and chemical resistance. Polyurethane casters have the advantages of oil resistance, ozone resistance, aging resistance, radiation resistance, and low-temperature resistance. 2. The wear resistance is very superior, especially under the working conditions of the presence of water, oil and other wetting media, its wear resistance performance is more prominent, up to several times to tens of times of ordinary materials. 3. The load-bearing capacity of polyurethane wheels of the same size is 6-7 times that of rubber tires. 4. The production process can be continuous and automated, producing little waste during production and use, and more importantly, part of the carcass of used tires can be recycled for use as other polyurethane products without causing environmental pollution. 5. Its manufacturing process is simple--liquid casting molding, which is a new type of cordless casting wheel, so it is known as the green tire in the 21st century. Polyurethane casters will be the mainstream of the future development of automobile tires and have a wide range in the automotive industry. Application prospects.

It is not difficult to install polyurethane casters. I will teach you a trick. The caster has a universal wheel and a directional wheel. The correct installation method has a great influence on the use of polyurethane casters. Usually, many friends are confused. Why does the trolley always run around and cannot control the direction? In fact, this is the result of incorrect installation.

In general, we can roughly divide the equipment required to install polyurethane casters into two categories: one is the handling equipment used for material turnover, such as trolleys, logistics trolleys, etc.; the other is only for the convenience of movement, but the mobile is not often used Equipment, such as furniture, instruments, industrial equipment, etc., we can simply call it mobile equipment.

The mobile device is difficult to adjust due to its small moving amount, short moving distance, and its own weight is not very large. Therefore, four universal wheels are usually installed to make it easier to turn during the movement, so that it is easier to adjust the position. 

Industrial Pu Wheels

Industrial Pu Wheels

Generally, the handling equipment has a larger load capacity. In order to better grasp the direction of movement, we can install two universal wheels and two-directional wheels. The universal wheel acts as a steering, and the steering wheel acts as manual control. Do not turn less than one end. It should be noted that the universal wheel should be installed at the end of manual control.

Polyurethane casters include movable casters and fixed casters. The movable caster is also called the universal wheel. Its structure allows 360-degree rotation; the fixed caster is also called the directional caster. It has no rotating structure and cannot rotate. Usually, two casters are generally used together. For example, the structure of the trolley is two-directional wheels on the front and two universal wheels near the push armrest on the rear. Although movable casters and fixed casters are used together, their installation methods are different. Please pay attention when installing.

Bearings are the most important part of the entire caster. Without it, industrial casters will not work properly. Therefore, when buying casters, we should not ignore bearings. Perhaps its quality is directly determined. Its lifespan and working methods that are convenient for you to use. There are also many types of industrial caster bearings. Different industrial casters in different locations will use different caster bearings. The so-called bad is not necessarily Z bad, good is also bad. The so-called good blades are used on good blades. Use is the most important.

The bearing of the polyurethane caster determines the mobility of the caster and the quality of the caster. The positions of the casters and bearings are different. Because the casters on the shopping cart we saw in the supermarket are used on the factory floor. Casters are different. The main difference between the two is weight. The load on the supermarket shopping cart is small, and the factory floor often carries heavy items, so the material requirements of the casters and bearings are very high.

Polyurethane casters can be matched with different bearings according to customer needs. Each perfect match can be applied to different products and equipment.

Under different working conditions, the load of the polyurethane casters is different. Polyurethane casters have been used in many places, such as carts, scaffolding, medical casters, factories, workshops, etc. Polyurethane casters will be used in many different places, but the casters that should be selected in different places will be different. When buying polyurethane casters in these different industries, what issues should be noted?

The carrying capacity determines the weight of the load, the size of the wheels, and also affects the rotation of the polyurethane casters. Therefore, when choosing a polyurethane caster, you should know that your industry should use the weight of the wheel to purchase. For example, the smaller wheels in the catering industry corridor can affect the operation of the cart. For example, some casters used in the workshop should have heat resistance and cold resistance.

Polyurethane casters ensure the reliability of operation and often deal with bearing maintenance, maintenance, and abnormalities to improve productivity and economy. Maintenance is carried out in accordance with the operating standards of the mechanical operating conditions, and the universal wheel should be carried out regularly. The contents include bearing, operation condition monitoring, bearing replenishment or lubricant replacement, and regular disassembly inspection.