Elesa is promoting its range of castors for light, medium and heavy-duty industrial applications. These extend from the RE.E3 (rated up to 250kg per wheel) to the RE.FF (up to 750kg per wheel) and on to the RE.F5 (over 750kg per wheel).
The industrial castors are suitable for applications such as: manually manoeuvred trolleys, barrows or equipment in storage, service or production or waste handling environments; and industrial trolleys or transfer equipment, including production, machining, transport, distribution and storage.
The Elesa RE.E3 castors feature a tough zinc-plated steel bracket in either static or rotating configuration. The latter is also available with total lock braking (rotation of bracket and wheel locked simultaneously) by means of a quick-release foot pedal. Wheel diameters of 80 to 200mm are matched with unit heights of 107 to 240mm.
Other features include double ball races for ease of turning and manoeuvring, matched with a precision plain bearing running in the steel wheel centre. A compact configuration has optimised dimensions to ensure minimal space utilisation for greater stability and reduced protrusion from the basic equipment footprint. The RE.E3 is considered suitable for use between -20 and +80degC and in humid conditions.
Elesa RE.FF castors feature a double ball race chassis in zinc-plated steel or in stainless steel for arduous environments and minimal turning resistance – which is an important factor in initial alignment when moving from rest. Traditional swivel and fixed chassis are complemented by total lock braking versions. Wheel diameters are available from 80 to 150mm with total height of 107 to 194mm.
Chemical resistance of the RE.FF is good in relation to common industrial chemicals such as alcohols, glycols, weak organic and mineral acids, as well as water and saturated vapour, thereby ensuring efficient use and castor longevity in temperatures from -20 to +80degC.
Elesa RE.F5 series castors are based on fixed plate, swivel plate and total lock swivel chassis, and the swivel mechanism incorporates a dual ball race for minimal turn loads at low speeds. Standard rugged chassis construction is of zinc-plated steel; combined with the castors' other features, this ensures excellent smooth performance with a high degree of longevity over a -20 to +80degC operating temperature range.
Other design features to note include optimal dimensions that ensure the RE.F5 occupies minimal space with greatest ease of activation. Wheel diameters available range from 80 to 200mm, and dynamic load capacities for complete castors are up to 7500N.
Further information about castors for light, medium and heavy-duty industrial applications may be found at www.elesanow.co.uk and follow Elesa on twitter at www.twitter.com/ElesaUK. See also www.youtube.com/elesauk.