Wheels from Blickle

Blickle Räder+Rollen offers wheels with a load capacity ranging from 20 kg to 50,000 kg. The product range includes wheels with diameters from 30 mm to 1000 mm.

Wheels consist of tread/tyre, wheel centre/rim and a bearing. Depending on the type, the have different load capacities, rolling resistances and rolling qualities.

The following selection criteria must be observed when selecting wheels:

  •     Load capacity
  •     Tread material
  •     Wheel Ø, starting and rolling resistance
  •     Bearing type
  •     Environmental factors, temperature, chemistry and corrosion
For more information, refer to our Wheel and castor guide.

Wheel tread materials

With its wide range of products, Blickle Räder+Rollen offers a very large selection of wheel types. A differentiation is made between the following treads:

1. Wheels with rubber treads
Standard solid rubber, thermoplastic rubber elastomer (TPE), soft rubber/two-component solid rubber, elastic solid rubber, pneumatic tyre, super-elastic solid rubber tyre

2. Wheels with polyurethane treads
Thermoplastic polyurethane, Blickle Softhane®, Blickle Besthane®, Blickle Besthane® Soft, Blickle Extrathane®

3. Wheels made of synthetic material
Nylon, compressed cast nylon, polypropylene, phenolic resin

4. Wheels made of metal
Cast iron, steel

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Determining the load capacity of wheels


To calculate the load capacity, the weight of the transport unit, the maximum load and the number of load-bearing wheels must be known. The required load capacity is calculated as follows:
T = Load capacity per wheel
E = Weight of the transport unit
Z = Maximum load
n = Number of load-bearing wheels
S = Safety factor

For wheels, the safety factor S takes into consideration deviations from the standard conditions (smooth floor, walking speed, uniform load distribution, travelling straight, ambient temperature from +15°C to +28°C). In addition to the speed, the safety factor is influenced by the ratio of the wheel Ø to the height of the obstacle. The greater the deviation from the standard conditions, the greater the factor S that must be selected.

A differentiation is made between four standard conditions:
Manual movement for indoor use:
(height of the obstacle < 5% of the wheel Ø): safety factor 1.0 to 1.5

Manual movement for outdoor use:
(height of the obstacle > 5% of the wheel Ø): safety factor: 1.5 to 2.2

Motor-driven movement for indoor use:
(height of the obstacle < 5% of the wheel Ø): safety factor: 1.4 to 2.0

Motor-driven movement for outdoor use:
safety factor: 2.0 to 3.0

For wheels with ball bearings, speeds over 4 km/h are possible with a simultaneous load capacity reduction. If a wheel or fixed castor is primarily subjected to static loads, a load capacity increased by up to 25% can be assumed. In the event of long endurance times under high loads, the risk of the wheel tread flattening must be taken into account.

Information on:
Heavy duty wheels
Synthetic wheels
Flanged wheels
Drive wheels

Wheels – useful links:

Wheel and castor guide
Product finder
Product range