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.
Its showtime for Stellana!
In early March, we will be exhibiting at the MODEX
show in Atlanta, Georgia (March 9-12) and LogiMATin Stuttgart, Germany (March
10-12). MODEX and LogiMAT are two of the largest material handling and
intralogistics shows across the globe.
These shows revolve around the topics of enhancing efficiencies,
cutting costs, and improving the technologies used throughout our supply chains.
Whether you’ve attended in the past or not, it’s not too late to take advantage
of the unique opportunity to connect with thousands of your industry peers
under one roof!
Why should you attend MODEX?
MODEX is 2020’s largest global material handling show in
North America. This four-day convention brings together 950+ exhibitors under
one roof to connect, learn, and meet face to face. If you work with members of
the material handling industry, MODEX provides a great opportunity to gain new
leads, network with existing contacts, and expose yourself to the latest
technologies and trends. Beyond that, there are over 150 educational seminars
take place throughout the show.
Why should you attend LogiMAT?
LogiMAT is the largest annual intralogistics fair located,
conveniently located in the heart of Europe. This three-day event revolves
around material flow and process improvement within every sector of the supply
chain. Similar to MODEX, the fair provides a bustling environment filled with
face-to-face interaction with existing customers, potential leads, and industry
Why do we attend MODEX and LogiMAT?
While we serve several industries, we see ourselves as a
partner of the industrial forklift industry as we supply drive wheels, load and
support wheels, and rollers to the top manufacturers of industrial forklift
trucks worldwide. We are best known for our role in the material handling
industry, but there are numerous wheel applications within the manufacturing
and supply chain industries that complete our portfolio. These include:
Material Handling - Forklifts,
Pallet Jacks, AGVs, Industrial Robots, and ASRS Solutions
General Industrial - Conveyor
Systems and Production Systems
Caster Applications - Industrial,
Institutional, Carts, Heavy Duty
Come see us and learn how we can accelerate your business!
We try to make doing business with Stellana as simple as
possible. With manufacturing locations in Sweden, the United States, China, and
Sri Lanka and a global distribution center in Germany, we are strategically
positioned to efficiently serve our customers throughout the globe.
We pride ourselves on our material expertise as we supply
polyurethane, rubber, and TPU wheels to many of the world’s top material
handling OEs and aftermarket dealers. We prioritize innovation as we find it to
be a key component to fueling our growth. For that reason, every location is
equipped with a dedicated engineering department responsible for R&D,
design and more. Our solution-oriented products are engineered to increase
equipment uptime and efficiency.
Where can you find us?
At MODEX we will be located at booth #2208 in
theManufacturing & Assembly
At LogiMAT we will be located at Hall 10 | Stand
We wish you a successful show and look forward to seeing you
there! If you are planning to attend, reach out to your sales manager to set up
Stellana is the leading global manufacturer of VULKOLLAN®,
polyurethane, rubber, thermoplastic, and TPU wheels. With more than 60 years of
industry experience, we are the material handling industry's largest global supplier
of polymer wheels. Strategically located in Sweden, Germany, the United States,
China, and Sri Lanka, we offer a comprehensive range of wheels and tires. Learn
more at www.stellana.com.
About New Tech Machinery New Tech Machinery (NTM), based out of Denver, CO, is the leading manufacturer of the portable rollforming machines that include seamless gutter machines, metal roof panel machines, and other specialty equipment. NTM transformed the metal construction industry by bringing contractors easy-to-use rollforming solutions directly to the job site. New Tech Machinery was also the first portable rollforming company to commercially produce and market a polyurethane drive roller machine with separate forming rollers. Due to their history of innovation, NTM’s designs are frequently imitated throughout the industry and most have implemented this technology. Wheel Malfunction This machinery is used by contractors and other professionals within the metal construction industry to form metal sheets into rain gutters, metal roofing, siding, and more. NTM was experiencing continual adhesive and bonding issues in the wheels previously used on their equipment
Our Task – Vulkollan Scarcity The material handling industry has continued to face a shortage of Vulkollan wheels and rollers. What is Vulkollan®*? Vulkollan is a cast polyurethane elastomer that is known to offer the ultimate performance under the most demanding applications. The material has gained a reputation for being one of the toughest polyurethanes available, and many members of the industry believe that there are no substitutes for a material of this caliber. Vulkollan® wheels and rollers are widely used on industrial trucks in Europe. Characterized by their dynamic load bearing capabilities and low wear and tear, these products minimize the need for service. Many equipment manufacturers count on Vulkollan products to keep their trucks up and running. At Stellana Sweden, we have a state-of-the-art Vulkollan production line that is dedicated to making Vulkollan wheels. However, we too have had trouble supplying these products. Material Shortage Since
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 abil