Trelleborg Wheel Systems displayed three new tire compounds at ProMat 2019 in Chicago, April 8-11. Trelleborg is exhibiting at booth S4847 at the show, which is the leading exhibition for manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems.
The three new compounds being introduced by Trelleborg are all designed to provide users with increased productivity, safety, sustainability and value. They include ProTEX “an electrically-conducting, non-marking compound; ProHD” a heavy duty compound for increasing load capacity;
Heat Shield a flame-retardant super premium compound.
Ydo Doornbos, Managing Director of Trelleborg Wheel Systems in the Americas, says: “Trelleborg is proud to showcase these new tire compounds at ProMat2019. Our company continues to lead the industry in innovative tire technologies that help users realize the highest quality, and lowest cost of ownership in the industry.”
ProTEX is an electrically-conducting, 100% non-marking compound that is engineered for use on materials handling applications operating in potentially explosive environments. Compliant with EN1755 safety regulations and safer than fixed earthing strips, the ProTEX compound allows for material handling equipment to be used safely in applications where this is flammable gas, vapor, or dust. ProTEX is also available with the Pit Stop Line feature, the Trelleborg Wheel Systems unique innovation that indicates to operators and fleet managers when it’s time to replace tires.
The new heavy-duty compound, ProHD, is designed to boost operational efficiency by increasing the load capacity by as much as 15% for material handling applications. ProHD also increases driver safety as it is engineered to enhance truck stability and prevent overloaded tires from cracking or melting. Restricting heat build-up in the tire, the ProHD improves fuel economy / battery life. Like ProTEX, ProHD is also available with the Pit Stop Line feature.
The new flame-retardant Heat Shield tire compound is designed to withstand the highest temperatures, eliminating the need for expensive tire protection chains used in applications in the metal processing industry. Users will realize significant savings by eliminating downtime associated with the fitting and maintenance of chains. Suitable applications for Heat Shield include wheel loaders, aluminum tapping vehicles, bath tapping vehicles, cavity cleaners, crust breakers and furnace charging vehicles.