Flanged crane wheels are used in industries such as wood processing, manufacturing, forestry, mining, etc. to transfer heavy loads. Choosing the right flanged crane wheels is very important or else the crane will be vulnerable to flange breakage, flange wear and mechanical overloads characterized by pitting and spalling.
MIT Hoist, one of the leading crane wheel manufacturers constructs these wheels using premium cast iron and high-quality steel, as these materials are safe to untimely wear and tear. Assisting to create an instant production line, a flanged crane wheel is ideal for an in-plant track. Typical flanged crane wheels usually have a plain bore and precision tapered roller bearings, and a straight roller bearing that makes sure the crane wheels work more efficiently and speedily. Flanged crane wheels are very important.
We have compiled a few tips to help get the best value for the wheels—
Right Type of Wheel
Choosing the right cart wheel for the application is very important, as it is responsible for the efficient and controlled movement of heavy-duty machinery. Inappropriate wheels can lead to failure that can pose a safety hazard or damage operating equipment. Choosing mismatched size or wrong composition industrial wheels can result in safety risks as well as work slowdowns. For safe and efficient operation, it is important to choose a wheel that facilitates efficient, controlled movement along the track. Consider the wheel’s final function and also the application when buying the wheels. Being among the top crane wheel manufacturers and suppliers, we can help you choose the right type of wheel for you.
Right Material for Wheel
Depending on the application’s operating and environmental condition, choose the appropriate material for the industrial wheels. Although steel wheels offer somewhat better corrosion and rust resistance, but for consistently salty or damp environments, it is not suitable. In more critical applications, custom galvanized wheels or stainless-steel wheels are needed as there are several grades with differing levels of corrosion resistance and hardness.
We at MIT Hoist can help you choose the right material for the wheel as particular metal grades are better for high-temperature environments.
Safe Working Loads and Speed Limits
Overloading or going beyond the load limit is extremely risky and damaging to steel cart wheels. The wheels can get flatten with overloading and can even break the flanges of wheels which can result in critical damage to the track. That’s why it is always recommended to adhere to the load limit as mentioned by the manufacturer.
Also, exceeding the recommended speed limit can be dangerous and reduces the service life of the wheel by enraging deterioration.
Consistent and Proper Lubrication
Lubrication is very important for the smooth and efficient working of the wheels. It is applied on the meet point of the bushing and bearing surfaces on the axel. Wheels operating in hot conditions need lubrication with greater heat tolerance.
Inspection and Maintenance of Cart Wheels
Consistent and proper maintenance is very important for safe, efficient and reliable track wheel operation, particularly in shock-loading applications. It is recommended to consult the original equipment manufacturer’s guidelines and instructions for examining and maintaining cart wheels.
Regular monitoring, modification, diagnostics and repairing should be included in the maintenance schedule.
MIT Hoist Offers Top-Notch Solutions All Set for Connection to Cranes and Structures
We also offer crane end carriages that are compact, rail-mounted travel components for a direct link to crane girders and other load-bearing structures. The end carriages deliver brilliant travel features – also for high loads. Their fortes include-
- Simple assembly and accessibility
- High operating reliability
- Safe, reliable and efficient operation
- Finest travel characteristics
- Long service life
- Smooth starting because of same drive solutions
- High wheel loads
- Smooth running characteristics because of the high self-damping effect
- Custom-made drive solutions
Contact us today to know how we can help you with choosing the right crane wheels and crane end carriages for your application.