Behind the Wheel is a blog created by Stellana for the wheel industry. Whether you are new to polyurethane wheels or have been in the business for a long time, this blog is a great tool for polyurethane education, industry safety, company news and updates, and much more.
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At Stellana, we manufacture custom wheels, tires, and profiles from an assortment of different polyurethane bases. Our capabilities allow us to create unique, custom solutions. With the ability to manipulate shape, size, hardness, and cosmetic characteristics we can create most of the structures you can imagine. Despite this, throughout our history, we have established several product lines to excel under many specific warehouse conditions.
Polyurethane Wheels & Tires Forklift wheels and tires are not one size fits all. The three main categories that exist today are polyurethane, pneumatic, and rubber. Polyurethane wheels and tires are one of the primary products manufactured at Stellana. Polyurethane exceeds in indoor use compared to rubber.
Polyurethane is a versatile material that is known for its favorable qualities such as durability, chemical resistance, and overall resilience. Our process allows us to mold and machine polyurethane compounds for nearly every type of service. …
Understanding & Preventing Walk-OffsYour warehouse is in full swing. Forklifts are zipping in and out, moving products. Everything is going to plan, that is until a forklift operator experiences a walk-off. They don’t happen often, but when they do, walk-offs can be a serious safety hazard. You can easily wreck the transmission system if the wheel turns in or drop a load if the forklift comes to an immediate halt. Just think about the situations the operator could be in. Is the operator carrying a heavy load or up in the air on a scissors lift? From the forklift to the operator, to others in the surrounding area, walk-offs affect the entire operation and deserve a further discussion on preventative practices.
How and Why Walk-Offs Happen Walk-offs occur for two main reasons. To understand these two reasons, you need to first understand the basic breakdown of a forklift press-on tire. We’re going to be looking at three main components: the hub, the band, and the urethane. The urethan…
What application comes
to mind when you think of polyurethane wheels and tires? I would bet forklifts
do for many of you. While a countless number of our polyurethane wheels and
tires are used on forklifts, our materials excel within a variety of other applications.
Our engineering expertise and manufacturing experience allow us to produce
high-quality polyurethane for a variety of industries that you may not have
imagined. Stellana is one of the
world’s largest manufacturers of molded polyurethane products. Our engineering
team consists of mechanical and chemical engineers who have a unique
understanding of polymer formation. This department is equipped to tackle
product design, tooling, material selection and carry out a variety of
performance analytics. Whether it is a new design or one in need of
improvement, our engineers find a way to offer the best solution. 7 Surprising
Applications At Stellana, we think of
ourselves as application specialists because of our ability to provide u…