Wheelmakers – Solid Steel Wheels

Solid Steel Wheels

 

 Solid steel wheels offer the highest wheel load capacity for a given wheel size. Extreme durability for heavy duty wheel application such as supporting the rotation of process and manufacturing equipment, trolley wheels traveling on reinforced concrete or steel surfaces. Steel wheels offer the lowest rolling resistance of any wheel material reliably carrying high to extremely high loads. Our standard steel wheels are CNC machine turned from solid billet forgings. This creates the toughest most durable wheel with no risk of brittleness which is a common risk in comparable cast iron wheels.

Each standard configuration is supplied with reducer bushings as standard, this allow you to incorporate a standard commercial bolt as the wheel axle (securing the wheel between 2 side plates). Alternatively, the reducers can be removed allowing the wheel to be mounted to a machined axle which may better suit your fitment/project requirements.  

Standard Dimensions (refer to below table)

Solid Steel Wheel Dimensions

Product Specification Table

Part NumberWheel Diameter (mm)Wheel Width (mm)Bearing Bore (mm)Wheel Bore w/ Reducers/SleeveWheel Width Across Reducers (mm)Wheel Load Capacity (kg)PDF DownloadCAD Model Download
ST50X30503020MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)36350DownloadDownload
ST50X50505020MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)56500DownloadDownload
ST50X75507520MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)81500DownloadDownload
ST65X50655020MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)56800DownloadDownload
ST65X75657520MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)811000DownloadDownload
ST65X1006510020MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)1061200DownloadDownload
ST75X50755025MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)561200DownloadDownload
ST75X75757525MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)811500DownloadDownload
ST75X1007510025MM BB13MM ID (TO SUIT M12 OR 1/2" BOLT)1061500DownloadDownload
ST100X751007530MM BB16.2MM ID (TO SUIT M16 OR 5/8" BOLT)811800DownloadDownload
ST100X10010010030MM BB16.2MM ID (TO SUIT M16 OR 5/8" BOLT)1062000DownloadDownload
ST100X12510012530MM BB16.2MM ID (TO SUIT M16 OR 5/8" BOLT)1312000DownloadDownload
ST100X15010015030M BB16.2MM ID (TO SUIT M16 OR 5/8" BOLT)1562000DownloadDownload
ST125X751257530MM BB16.2MM ID (TO SUIT M16 OR 5/8" BOLT)811800DownloadDownload
ST125X10012510030MM BB16.2MM ID (TO SUIT M16 OR 5/8" BOLT)1062000DownloadDownload
ST125X12512512530 DOUBLE ROW ANGULAR CONTACT BB'S16.2MM ID (TO SUIT M16 OR 5/8" BOLT)1312500DownloadDownload
ST125X15012515030 DOUBLE ROW ANGULAR CONTACT BB'S16.2MM ID (TO SUIT M16 OR 5/8" BOLT)1562500DownloadDownload
ST150X751507540MM BB20.2MM ID (TO SUIT M20 OR 3/4" BOLT)852750DownloadDownload
ST150X10015010040MM BB20.2MM ID (TO SUIT M20 OR 3/4" BOLT)1102750DownloadDownload
ST150X12515012540 DOUBLE ROW ANGULAR CONTACT BB'S20.2MM ID (TO SUIT M20 OR 3/4" BOLT)1353500DownloadDownload
ST150X15015015040 DOUBLE ROW ANGULAR CONTACT BB'S20.2MM ID (TO SUIT M20 OR 3/4" BOLT)1603500DownloadDownload
ST175X751757540 DOUBLE ROW ANGULAR CONTACT BB'S20.2MM ID (TO SUIT M20 OR 3/4" BOLT)803500DownloadDownload
ST175X10017510040 DOUBLE ROW ANGULAR CONTACT BB'S20.2MM ID (TO SUIT M20 OR 3/4" BOLT)1103750DownloadDownload
ST175X12517512540 DOUBLE ROW ANGULAR CONTACT BB'S20.2MM ID (TO SUIT M20 OR 3/4" BOLT)1354000DownloadDownload
ST175X15017515040 DOUBLE ROW ANGULAR CONTACT BB'S24.2MM ID (TO SUIT M24 BOLT)1604000DownloadDownload
ST200X752007550MM BB30.2MM ID (TO SUIT 30MM BOLT)854500DownloadDownload
ST200X10020010050MM BB30.2MM ID (TO SUIT 30MM BOLT)1105000DownloadDownload
ST200X12520012550MM BB30.2MM ID (TO SUIT 30MM BOLT)1355500DownloadDownload
ST200X15020015050MM BB30.2MM ID (TO SUIT 30MM BOLT)1605250DownloadDownload
ST225X10022510070MM BB36.2MM ID (TO SUIT M36 BOLT)1105500DownloadDownload
ST225X15022515070MM BB36.2MM ID (TO SUIT M36 BOLT)1606000DownloadDownload
ST225X17522517570MM BB36.2MM ID (TO SUIT M36 BOLT)1856500DownloadDownload
ST225X20022520070MM BB36.2MM ID (TO SUIT M36 BOLT)2107500DownloadDownload
ST250X12525012580MM BB42.2MM ID (TO SUIT M42 BOLT)1457750DownloadDownload
ST250X15025015080MM BB/100MM BB/ 80MM TAPERED ROLLERS OR SPHERICAL ROLLER + HT42.2MM ID (TO SUIT M42 BOLT)/M52 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC1708500/1200/15000DownloadDownload
ST250X20025020080MM BB/100MM BB/ 80MM TAPERED ROLLERS OR SPHERICAL ROLLER + HT42.2MM ID (TO SUIT M42 BOLT)/M52 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC2209500/1350/16500DownloadDownload
ST300X125300125100MM BB/80MM SPHERICAL ROLLER + HTM52 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC16010000/14000DownloadDownload
ST300X150300150100MM BB/80MM TAPERED ROLLER OR SPHERICAL ROLLER + HTM52 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC175120000/1750DownloadDownload
ST350/12535012580MM TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS OR SPHERICAL ROLLER / + HTM60 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC1601400/20000DownloadDownload
ST350X15035015080MM TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS OR SPHERICAL ROLLER / + HTM60 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC1751600/25000DownloadDownload
ST350X20035020080MM TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS OR SPHERICAL ROLLER / + HT/ + HIGH TENSILE HTM60 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC22018000/28000/32000DownloadDownload
ST400X15040015080MM TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS OR SPHERICAL ROLLER / + HT/ + HIGH TENSILE HTM60 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC1852500/30000/3500DownloadDownload
ST400X200400200100MM TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS OR SPHERICAL ROLLER/ + HT/ + HIGH TENSILE HTM70/M80 PRECISION BOLT BY RWC22530000/3500/40000DownloadDownload

Standard Wheel Configuration Options

If our standard wheel configuration/capacity options don’t quite meet your project needs here are some examples of typical solid steel wheel configurations we can manufacture to suit your project needs exactly.

Steel Wheels — the Perfect Choice for Extreme Use

If you need to move heavy loads, particularly on guided tracks such as metal rails, steel wheels from Australia are the perfect choice. They’re highly resilient and can handle exceptionally heavy loads in a variety of extreme conditions.

Considerations when Choosing the Correct Steel Wheels

Careful selection is essential to get the correct wheels since a failure to operate as required will be very serious. Whilst practical tests may be necessary in some cases, certain factors have to be taken into account and will aid your final choice:

  • Load capacity. Consider the maximum weight to be carried (tare plus load weight) and apportion this to the number of wheels to determine the required loading on each one. Since all wheels may not carry the load equally if the floor is uneven, you should allow for this by, for example, dividing by three rather than four wheels to determine the maximum load per wheel. Also note that specified capacities will be based on stated temperatures and speeds as well as on an even floor surface, so you should make allowances for this. Steel wheels have a very high load capacity.

    If the tracks cross or there are other sources of unevenness, this can cause impacts that exceed the load rating and result in damage. To avoid this, select wheels with a load capacity which exceeds that normally expected and so allow a reserve amount.
  • Resistance. Both the tractive resistance (the force needed to start a wheel moving) and the rolling resistance (the power need to keep it moving) depend on the wheel’s size, bearing and the surface composition of the floor. Bear this in mind when choosing and be aware that steel wheels have a very low resistance that results in smoother rolling.
  • Environmental. If wheels are required to operate in wet conditions, high temperatures or where chemicals are present, corrosion or other deterioration may result. Choosing wheels that are suitable for these conditions will avoid problems.

Get the Best Steel Wheels in Australia

By considering all characteristics and choosing correctly from our range of steel wheels, you can fit wheels that:

  • are suitable for applications where there is exposure to chemicals or where sparks cannot be tolerated due to the risk of explosion
  • are guided on tracks, beams or in channels
  • are exposed to high humidity or are fully immersed in liquid
  • have low rolling and tractive resistance so they start easily and run smoothly
  • can operate in extremes of temperature, from -50 to +800 degrees Celsius
  • suffer low wear and have a long working life
  • can be run on a variety of tracks of different materials and profiles.

Our stock of steel wheels is so wide and varied that you can find the right ones, whatever the application and the conditions under which they are to be used. If you are unsure, we can provide advice and technical support to help you select the most suitable wheels. The hardness, tensile strength and build quality mean every wheel is extremely durable and able to withstand the most testing of working environments.