Polyurethane Wheels handle loads up to 7,200 lb.
August 24, 2012 -
Recommended for continuous duty, power-towed applications on smooth surfaces, Ultralast(TM) Wheels incorporate polyurethane material that minimizes heat buildup. Standard Ultralast models have 3/8 in. thick tread that is chemically bonded to cast iron center, while Super Ultralast wheels incorporate 1 in. tread molded to heavy-duty forged steel center. Measuring 93-94 on Shore durometer scale, liquid cast polyurethane features tensile strength of 6,500 psi and Bashore rebound of 57%.
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Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co., The
1615 Dixie Hwy.
Hamilton, OH, 45011 4087
Hamilton's Premium Ultralast(TM) Wheels Last Longer and Roll More Easily
Hamilton, OH -New Ultralast(TM) wheels from premium caster, wheel, and trailer manufacturer Hamilton Caster are built to last-even under heavy loads and with continuous, higher-speed use. The industrial wheels are made from new polyurethane material enabling them to roll more smoothly and easily with loads up to 7,200 pounds.
Recommended for continuous duty, power-towed and higher-speed applications on smooth surfaces, Ultralast wheels incorporate a new, high performance polyurethane. The new material minimizes the heat buildup that can cause traditional polyurethane wheels to fail. During testing, Ultralast out-performed other options by 20% or more.
"Ultralast continues more than a century of innovation," said Hamilton's Vice President of Marketing Mark Lippert, who is a fourth generation employee in his family's business. "From the beginning, our mission has been to deliver an unparalleled level of quality, customer service and break-through products to support our customers' operations." Those standards are reflected in two customer surveys conducted by leading industry publications. Both found that Hamilton out-scored competitors in every category.
Ultralast is ideal for heavy manufacturers, heavy industrial uses, and numerous sectors including automotive, aerospace, food and beverage manufacturing and military contractors.
The new wheels are available in two standard designs. Standard Ultralast has a 3/8th-inch thick tread that is chemically bonded to a heavy-duty, cast iron center. Super Ultralast wheels incorporate a 1-inch tread molded to a super heavy-duty forged steel center.
Custom wheel combinations are also available. The Ultralast polyurethane can be molded to Hamilton's cast iron, forged steel and aluminum centers on finished sizes ranging from 3 ¼- inch to 20-inches in diameter.
Ultralast wheels' liquid cast polyurethane measure 93-94 on the Shore durometer scale with a tensile strength of 6500 psi and a Bashore rebound of 57%. That rebound measurement also identifies rollability-indicating that Ultralast polyurethane scored as much as 110% higher than competitive materials.
Like many of Hamilton's products, most models of Ultralast wheels are protected by a three-year, limited warranty. The products are guaranteed against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship under normal use.
Visit www.hamiltoncaster.com for specifications and more information.
About Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing Company
Founded in 1907, Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. manufactures one of the world's most comprehensive lines of industrial casters & wheels. Ranked first in customer perceptions by two leading industry magazines, the company provides 24-48 Hour PRONTO® Shipment on thousands of casters & wheels. Hamilton Caster has the reputation for being able to consistently beat competitive deliveries on models equipped with state-of-the-art accessories like wheel brakes, sealed swivel assemblies or wheel bearings, swivel locks, and thread guards. An industry leader in designing and manufacturing custom-engineered casters & wheels, Hamilton Caster can create solutions for specific applications. Family owned since its inception, the fourth generation remains as committed to quality as the company's founder, John Weigel.