Camso unveils anti-static forklift tyre
The Solideal PON 775 NMAS press-on tyre has patented anti-static technology, thermally-efficient construction and abrasion-resistant tread compound
Camso has unveiled its first patented anti-static forklift tyre to tackle the safety issue of static electricity generated by non-marking tyres.
The Solideal PON 775 NMAS (non-marking anti-static) press-on tyre has patented anti-static technology, thermally-efficient construction and abrasion-resistant tread compound. According to Camso, 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 minimising human electrical shocks, outages, electrical component damage and fire risks.
In high-intensity applications, tyres are pushed beyond their limits and are likely to experience heat build-up. Where non-marking tyres are used, operators and warehouse managers also have the issue of static build-up to consider. In 2017, Camso launched three new Solideal press-on (PON) tire solutions for forklifts working in high- and medium-intensity applications.
Darren Stratton, product management director-material handling, Camso, said:“Last year, we brought solutions to respond to forklift usage intensity. This year, we’re tackling the issue of static build-up. “The accumulation of static electricity on forklifts is common in non-marking tyres because of the silica used as reinforcing filler, allowing the tyre 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."