Nylon Castors and Wheels

Nylon Castors and Wheels

Nylon is a Thermoplastic material, exhibiting excellent mechanical properties…………… 

Nylon falls within the material category of “Polyamide”.  Polyamides can be natural materials, such as Silk, and also synthetic (man made) materials such as Nylon.

Nylon is manufactured by reacting Amino molecules with Carboxylic Acid Molecules and the addition of fibres.   The resultant material provides excellent mechanical properties which make it a common Wheel material within the Castor Wheel Industry.

Nylon has been in use for almost a century, developed by Dupont in 1935.  Today it is used in all manner of equipment in the Industrial, Commercial and Domestic Environments, including Nylon Castors and Wheels

Nylon Wheels are incredibly strong and provide high load capacities, excellent wear and tear resistance and can cope with occasional impact without fracture, and in addition are relatively inexpensive compared to other materials with comparable properties.

Nylon Castors also provide Non-Marking characteristics to protect flooring surfaces.  They have Low Roll Resistance which reduces user fatigue and are resistant to mane chemical substances and fluids and they are ideal for applications that require regular wash down and cleaning.

The two most common grades of Nylon are Nylon 6 and Nylon 66.  These grades provide excellent properties, whilst maintaining their low cost, compared to some other Nylons.

Nylon is a Thermoplastic, which means that it will melt at high temperatures.  Nylon 6 and Nylon 66 have a melting temperature of 220ᵒC and 265ᵒC respectively, making them an ideal material for Injection Moulding and can be processed extremely easily.

Due to the High melting point of Nylon, the Castor Wheels can operate up to +80ᵒC without degradation.  Nylon Wheels can also be used in Low tempertures of -30ᵒC.

The above mechanical properties and factors allow Nylon Castors to be used in diverse applications such as food processing equipment, walk in refrigerators, Portable Industrial Equipment such as Pumps & Compressors.  They are also commonly used in the domestic environment, for example chair wheels, due to their economical price point.

Bulldog Castors Ltd stock a variety of Nylon Wheels and Castors in the UK, providing next day delivery for customers within the UK.

Nylon Castors and Wheels –  The Mechanical Properties & Benefits

  • Low Wear and Extremely Abrasion Resistant
  • Low Roll Resistance, improving ease of manoeuvrability
  • Can Carry Heavy Loads
  • Resistance to Wear, Tear & Impact, offering a Long Life Span
  • Low cost materials and easy to process during manufacturing
  • Will not Mark Floors

Nylon Castors and Wheels by Bulldog Castors Ltd

Our Nylon Castors and Wheels are manufactured to the highest of quality standards.  Bulldog have full in house testing facility to test Maximum Load, Material Analysis, Permanent Set (Resistance to Flats when standing for long periods  , Tire Hysteresis, plus many other Tests.

Many of our Castors are built here in the UK, and we also work with partners around the world to offer an extensive range of high quality castor wheels.

Bulldog offer our Nylon Castors and Wheels as Fixed Castors, Swivel Castors and Swivel Brake Castors, each type available with different fittings, including four bolt top plate fitting castors, single bolt hole fitting castors and stem fitting castors

Bulldogs company motto is “Engineering Excellent”, and our customers can expect to receive a full Technical & Design Service (where required) to assist in selecting the correct Castors and Wheels for their application.  Using advanced computer modelling software the Engineers at Bulldog™ are able to model and simulate a customer’s application and its Castor Wheel performance at point of concept, including weight distribution calculations, vibration & frequency productions, shock & impact forces and roll resistance forces.

For those specialist applications where a standard castor wheel will not do, Bulldog™ can design castors to suit customer specific applications, whether they require 1pc or 10000pcs.  Using 3D Modelling Packages Bulldog™ are able to design and modify Wheel designs and share files with our clients.

Having the capability to machine Nylon from Solid, it is possible to manufacture small quantities of a specific size to suit the customer requirement.

Within the Bulldog™ Website you will find our most popular castors, available for direct online purchase.  We also offer a range of castors for extreme heavy duty applications where each wheel may carry from 1 to 30 Tonnes.

Further details on Nylon Castors can be found HERE, or to purchase Nylon Castors Online click HERE.

Thanks for Reading. ………

The Bulldog™ Team