Camso unveils the first patented anti-static forklift tire to resolve the important safety issue of static electricity generated by non-marking tires.
In 2017, the company launched three new Solideal press-on (PON) tire solutions for forklifts working in high- and medium-intensity applications. In high-intensity applications, tires are pushed beyond their limits and are likely to experience heat build-up. Where non-marking tires are used, operators and warehouse managers also have the issue of static build-up to consider.
-Last year, we brought solutions to respond to forklift usage intensity. This year, we’re tackling the issue of static build-up,- says Darren Stratton, product management director – material handling at Camso. -The accumulation of static electricity on forklifts is common in non-marking tires because of the silica used as reinforcing filler, allowing the tire to have isolating properties. This can lead to a number of problems like driver electrical shocks, forklift onboard electronic issues or outages and fire hazards,- concludes Stratton.
Camso took these issues seriously and created the revolutionary Solideal PON 775 NMAS tire, the world’s first press-on that prevents static build-up on non-marking tires thereby resolving potential safety issues for forklift operators as well as facility damage.
An industry first
With patented anti-static technology, thermally-efficient construction and abrasion-resistant tread compound, the Solideal PON 775 NMAS represents a major innovation and breakthrough in the industry. It provides 63% better resistance to heat build-up and 33% greater energy efficiency compared to the company’s Solideal Magnum SM NM (smooth non-marking). It also ensures greater operator safety while minimizing human electrical shocks, outages, electrical component damage and fire risks.
-We take an active interest in the needs of our customers. The Solideal PON 775 NMAS provides a solution to an existing problem that had never really been addressed before. It’s a game-changer and we’re proud to be the first to bring it to market,- Stratton concludes.