Customer case: Glass transport systems

Customers, from various industries, can be certain that the entire wheel or wheel assembly is designed and manufactured by Vulkoprin. Precision machines and powerful automation ensure smooth and timely production. The polyurethane (PU) division can boast one of the most modern manufacturing facilities in the sector. Vulkoprin also has several moulding lines at its disposal, so that dimensions and formulations can be tailored to the customer’s requirements. A fully automated polymerization process ensures PU of the highest quality.

Need a size more? Whether you’re looking for a single custom wheel or a fully mounted chassis, Vulkoprin transforms your ideas and sketches into a CAD design. Cores up to a diameter of 1100mm are produced with quality selected raw materials that are cut, rolled and welded in our own construction workshop. 

As a customer, you have the guarantee that the agreed configuration, from raw material to finish, has been followed up and inspected by Vulkoprin.

 

              

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Customer

This company has 40 years of expertise in developing and building sideloaders and custom-built industrial trucks for the transport of long, heavy and bulky goods. For the handling of glass, this market leader develops custom-build transporters.

Challenge

The glass transporters are used to move jumbo size glass plates on glass mugs up to 42Ton from the end of the production line to the warehouse and transport. When driving, the wheels must overcome extreme axial load. An assignment and challenge for Vulkoprin to develop a wheel with maximum load capacity and fullproof adhesion.

Solution

In close cooperation with the customer, Vulkoprin engineers have developed a wheel of 1100mm diameter. Through a computer-controlled adhesion process, the Vulkollan® tyre is optimally connected to an in-house steel welded wheel core. Thé solution for this extremely demanding application.

Result

This personalized design offers a reliable solution with maximum safety. The damping capacity of the Vulkollan® tyre in combination with low rolling resistance and high load capacity, guarantees a smooth and precise manoeuvrability without glass breakage.

Usp

Wear-resistant, maximum load-bearing capacity, safety.