Equipment & Systems
Forklift tire is non-marking, anti-static
By P&PC staff
By P&PC staff
May 8, 2018 – Camso has introduced an anti-static forklift tire that resolves important safety issues created by static electricity generated by non-marking tires. The patented Solideal PON 775 NMAS (non-marking anti-static) press-on tire was introduced in April at CeMat.
Last year, Camso launched three new Solideal press-on 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 buildup. Where non-marking tires are used, operators and warehouse managers also have the issue of static buildup to consider.
“Last year, we brought solutions to respond to forklift usage intensity,” Darren Stratton, product management director, material handling at Camso, said. “This year, we’re tackling the issue of static buildup. 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.”
Camso took these issues seriously and created the Solideal PON 775 NMAS tire, the world’s first press-on that prevents static buildup 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 per cent better resistance to heat buildup and 33 per cent 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,” Stratton said. “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.”
The new Solideal PON 775 NMAS was showcased for the first time at CeMat, the world’s leading trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management, from April 23 to 27 in Hannover, Germany. The event attracted logistics experts from around the world.