Blue Elastic Castors - Engineered for Endurance
Blue Elastic Castors – Engineered for Endurance
Blue Elastic Castors are popular for many different applications, and are commonly used on Heavy Duty applications, “High Use” applications and equipment used in harsh environments. Typical mechanical properties include shock and vibration absorption, Low Noise properties and High Fatigue Life.
Our Elastic Castors are carefully Designed, Engineered & Tested to provide improved mechanical properties, performance and fatigue life compared to standard rubber castors. Whilst the increase in performance increases the cost, the increased Performance and Life Span make for an extremely good value Castor wheel.
Common applications for our Elastic Castors include Transit Cases, Shock Cases and Racks, Production Line Equipment, “High use” Trolleys, Carts and Material Handling Equipment, and Institutional environments such as School and Hospital equipment. In addition, due to their high aesthetic appearance they are also commonly used for Point of Sale displays, Exhibitions Equipment and Stage Props.
Blue Elastic Castors – High Performance Rubber Compound
Our Blue Elastic Castors are manufactured from a slightly softer rubber than our standard Black Rubber and Grey Rubber Castors, typically around 75 shore A.
This reduction in the Castor Wheels hardness provides increased flexibility and resilience, ideal for absorbing shocks, bumps and transit vibrations. The softer rubber also provides a smooth ride over rough terrain, such as concrete floors and outdoor surfaces and also reduced the noise of operation. They are considered Low Noise Castors, making them ideal for institutional applications.
One of Bulldog Castors strengths in the Industry is our expertise in Rubber Engineering, where our team have decades of experience in the Formulation of Rubber Compounds and extensive knowledge of the mechanical properties and behaviour of rubber engineered Castor Wheels.
The Blue Elastic Castors raw material is made from a specially formulated rubber compound to provide increased strength and durability for harsh environments. The Rubber is manufactured from 1st Grade Rubber (Typically NR or SBR), high quality “re-enforcing” fillers which provide high tensile strength, wear resistance and fatigue life. In addition the formulation is compounded with additives such as Anti-Ozone & Anti-Oxidants to ensure that the rubber does not deteriorate due to various environmental factors which can typically attack rubber, such as Ozone and UV from the Sun.
Due to the High Grade Material used for the Blue Elastic Castors, the Load Capacity is increased and you will find within this website that our Blue Elastic Castors carry considerably more weight than any other rubber castor, and offer similar, if not the same as our Polyurethane Casters and Nylon Castors.
The improved mechanical properties of the rubber compound also reduce the effects of permanent set (i.e. flats if left standing in same position for prolonged periods), which can be a common problem for low cost rubber castors, where the formulation has not been “engineered” with performance in mind. It is generally understood in the rubber industry that many rubber compounds can look identical in appearance, but due to the formulation and quality of materials can have considerably different properties and fatigue life. Bulldog have the necessary testing equipment and knowledge to ensure that our products meet our exacting quality standards and will provide the performance expected from our customers.
Again, our high level expertise in Rubber Engineering allows our engineers to understand the stress mechanics of the wheels, such as calculating stress and strain levels and conducting shock calculations to ensure that our product specifications are aligned with the industries in which these wheels are typically used.
Blue Elastic Castors - Types
All of our Blue Elastic Castors on the “Castors Online” website come complete with Roller Bearings to provide reduced roll resistance, allowing equipment to be moved with less force, and also reducing the wear seen on the wheel hub bore.
As with most Castors they are available as Fixed Wheel Castors, Swivel Castors and also have options of a total lock wheel brake. Within this website you will find the following Blue Elastic Castors:
- Fixed Castors
- Top Plate SwivelCastors
- Top Plate SwivelCastors with Brake
- Bolt Hole SwivelCastors
- Bolt Hole Swivelcastors with Brake
About Bulldog Castors Ltd
Bulldog Castors Ltd provide High Quality, Engineered Products at the very best prices. We are proud of our High Level expertise in the Rubber Engineering Field which sets us apart from our competitors.
We offer Free Technical Support and Recommendations which can include Computer Modelling, Vibration and Frequency Calculations, Shock Absorption Calculations, Weight Distribution Calculations.
Bulldog also provides Testing and Analysis facilities in the UK (Leicester) where we can conduct physical testing such as Load Capacity, Wheel Deflection Measurements, Rubber Compound Analysis and Permanent Set Tests. Our Team work to various ISO and ASTM standard in addition to our own industry specific testing criteria.
Contact our Team Today – email@example.com or +44 (0)116 2970521 to discuss your application or for Free Technical Advice.