Written by [google_authorship] on 22nd November 2019
A lot of modern
construction projects rely heavily on cranes and their ability to move enormous
and extremely heavy loads with relative ease, and it is because of this ability
that they require constant maintenance to ensure all a crane’s components are
in good working order.
One of the most
important crane components are the various crane wheels. Suppliers like
Yorkshire’s YB Components usually keep a good stock of crane wheels from the
top crane wheel manufacturers in order to ship them quickly all around the UK
and the rest of the world.
The Importance of Crane Wheel Maintenance
Crane wheels are
pretty much the most important parts within crane-based travelling systems as
they enable the crane to function, however this puts the wheels and their
surrounding parts under constant duress. While the most valuable part of a crane, the
wear and tear the wheels accrue during operations also make them the most
vulnerable part of the crane. This is primarily because of the friction caused between
the crane wheels and the rails they operate within.
how big a crane is, its wheels should be replaced relatively regularly and
especially when either the flange has worn out or has some other damage, or
there are multiples instances of fatigue pitting occurring.
Crane Wheels Design and Manufacture
Crane wheels are
generally classified into standard single edge or double edge crane wheel designs
as well as casted and forged crane wheels.
supplied by YB Components – the UK’s leading crane wheels supplier in Yorkshire
– are all manufactured from high quality materials with advanced production processes
that create a uniform contour hardness in the tread and inner flange. The
wheels also often feature a ductile core
that helps them to resist shock and impacts.
Many of the
crane wheels, suppliers like Yorkshire’s YB Components make available, include
high resistance to wear or flange fracture as well as pitting and fragmenting.
Obviously this provides the wheels with a longer operational lifespan.
Rader-Vogel Crane Wheels
regarded wheel manufacturer Rader-Vogel has designed and built a variety of
wheels for PSB Stacker Cranes. These include small PEVOLON conveyor rollers and
heavy-duty double rollers featuring PEVOPUR wheels, as well as press-on tyres
and wheels made with VULKOLLAN.
has over 30,000 wheel-related products with diameters ranging from 30mm up to
1,800mm. The maximum load capacity of Rader-Vogel crane wheels is an enormous 80
tonnes, though of course they also manufacture less robust and more intricate
wheels for a wide variety of applications.
If you require any crane
wheels or other industrial machinery parts then contact
who are the UK’s leading crane wheels supplier who can ship such parts quickly and
for free all around the UK and the rest of the world. Due to local stocks kept
in Yorkshire, same day delivery is possible for any customers based in
Bradford, Castleford, Knottingley, Normanton, Pontefract, Wakefield, Leeds and
the surrounding Yorkshire area.