Hamilton Aqualite® Wheels are of the genre loosely referred to in the industry as "polyolefin" or "polypropylene," but unlike most competitive designs they have heavily-sectioned hubs and rims to withstand the rigors of industrial service. They are injection molded from blended polymers that provide an impact-resistant wheel (75 Durometer on Shore D) impervious to water, brine, gasoline and oil, and most common acids, chemicals and solvents. Tests show Aqualite® material to be longer wearing and more resistant to cracking or chipping than hard rubber, yet it is low cost, nonmarking and non-staining.
Consequently these wheels are ideally suited for -clean rooms,- pharmaceutical houses, poultry processors, canneries, fisheries, meat packing plants, bakeries and laundries.
They meet the U.S.F.D.A. food additives regulation for direct contact with food, and are cleanable with steam or detergents.
Aqualite® Wheels can be ordered with plain self-lubricating bores for maintenance-free operation in corrosive environments. The larger sizes also offer Delrin® or, for easier rolling, roller bearings. Roller bearing equipped wheels for 5" dia. And above are equipped with lube fittings.
Flange type Delrin® bearings in 1-1/2" face sizes extend actual hub length of wheel approximately 3/16"; light oiling of Delrin® or plain bores will aid rollability.
Note: Aqualite®Wheels are not recommended for continuous service (as on towlines).